Maiyet is a modern, ethical and luxury fashion brand that partners with global artisans to incorporate exquisitely handcrafted details and unexpected fabric techniques into our collections - all sourced globally and made locally. Headquartered in the heart of downtown New York, Maiyet partners with artisans in places such as India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Mongolia, Peru, Bolivia, and Thailand. We rely heavily on the support of NEST, an independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to training and developing artisan businesses.
HOW THEY WORK
Maiyet is deeply committed to forging partnerships with artisans that promote self-sufficiency and entrepreneurship in developing economies. To this effect, Maiyet creates open source supply chains. In order to ensure programmatic success for Maiyet and its partner companies, Maiyet has entered into strategic partnerships. NEST, an independent not-for-profit organization is dedicated to training and developing artisan businesses, works with the silk weaving communities in Varanasi, India. After partnering with the Gobi Revival Fund, Maiyet worked with the nomad goat herders of Outer Mongolia to create FAIR, the world's first ethically sourced and environmentally sustainable cashmere yarn in the world.
Maiyet embraces the next generation of master artisans and sources some of the rarest skills and traditions to create exceptional fashion. Working hand-in-hand with our artisans, Maiyet updates, elevates, explores and expands on traditional techniques, breathing new life into age-old skills, while supporting the longstanding and venerable fashion community of New York City, also the place we call home.