The cooperatives organize their work collectively and autonomously. Each structure is independent, and the weavers have the flexibility to choose their working hours and location. Some of them go to the cooperative to work as a group while others stay at home to make smaller quantities of work and take care of their young children and/or parents.
We integrate the artisans directly into the development phase of our products. Each new ethnic pattern that is added to our collection is carefully chosen with the artisans and then we jointly decide if it is possible to move on to the sampling process. After this testing period, the choice to keep or not this pattern must be validated by everyone.
The price of the fabric (per meter) is fixed collectively by the artisans according to the time and difficulty that the pattern requires. When we order a certain quantity of fabric from the artisans, we pre-finance the raw materials that will be used as well as a part of their future salary. We make it a point of honour to ensure that each artisan receives a fair and stable salary every month, even if orders drop.
At N'go, producing in Vietnam does not mean working far from home, without direct contact with our suppliers. We work without intermediaries and directly with our partners. Until 2019, Ronan lived in Vietnam to be closer to his partners. Since then, they have opened an office in Ho-Chi-Minh-City to continue the follow-up and development of the brand on site.