Girasol

Girasol

Company
Type(s) of Business
  • Manufacturer/Weaver
Owner(s)
Unknown
POC Owned
No
Other Related Business(es)?
Yes
Website
http://girasol.de/content.php?page=tragetuecher&lang=english
Location
Berlin, Germany
Location of Manufacturing
Guatemala
Types of Carriers
  • Woven Wraps
  • Mei Tai/Bei Dai*
Woven Wrap Type(s)
  • Hand Woven
Costs of Carriers
  • Carriers $100 USD or Less
  • Carriers $100-$150 USD
  • Carriers $150-$200 USD
Wrap Sizes: Availability of 8s
  • None
Wrap Sizes: Availability of 9s
  • None
CCBW Analysis
Cultural Inclusivity
  • PoC are not widely represented in this company's marketing campaigns.
Labor Practices
  • Employs traditionally oppressed group in manufacturing process
Environmental Practices
  • Not enough known information
Customer Practices
  • Lack of transparency
Customer Practices Commentary

The company says they pay the weavers a fair and living wage by Guatemalan standards, however how that measures up to what the company owners make is the question. And as they not been forthcoming with information on this point, we feel there is a distinct lack of transparency here.

Culturally Appropriative Designs
Yes
Resolutions to Appropriation

Marley - This was commissioned as an exclusive. The colors and name are evocative of Bob Marley and Rastafarianism. Many Black babywearers have spoken out regarding the inappropriateness of this design being commissioned by people who are not Black and not Rastafari. Girasol owners have yet to apologize for weaving this design.

Other IP Violations
No
Questionable Practices
  • This company has not engaged in any questionable practices (issues of Cultural Appropriation and IP may be noted elsewhere)

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