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    ETHICAL SOURCING

    The Yumi, Mela, Uttam London and Uttam Boutique brands have always been sourced ethically.

    Our founder and owner, Uttam Nepal, is from Nepal and understands the huge benefits, changes and improvements that investment from European brands can bring to local markets. All decisions on suppliers are made by him with these advantages in mind.

    We primarily source our suppliers from India and China. We have local offices in both India and China and all factories supplying Yumi, Mela, Uttam London and Uttam Boutique clothes are regularly visited by Yumi staff.

    We are committed to using suppliers who observe all working law practices including:

    Minimum Wage Adherence

    • Maximum weekly hours of work
    • Overtime
    • Minimum working age

    Separately our factories maintain the following items:

    • Wage records
    • Timesheets
    • Fire certificates
    • Personnel Register

    CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS

    Uttam Nepal supports Team Nepal, a charitable and volunteer organisation working in Nepal to improve living and educational standards.

    http://teamnepal.org.np

    Our latest contribution - £1600.00 to supply 24-hour clean drinking water to school children.