''Empowering Women Physically, Economically Will Lead to ‘Cultural Transformation' "U.N speaker, 2019
Make Fashion Better
Our Core Value
At Citron Jaune, empowering low income women and dignifying the work they do by giving them a living wages that is fair is our top priority.
We believe that Malagasy women, if given stable work can support education and change the country's future. As we grow, we intend to help more and more women, and hope to see a significant change in our community. Our small team works like an artistic studio where the know-how of each one is valued and appreciated, everyone puts their best and the magic happens! We like to think that we provide a framework where our employees feel good in a safe and clean environment. We want to be proud of our products but also the way that they are made.
We want them to have access to a good health care coverage as well as good working condition terms, such as: reasonable working hours, 20% more pay on overtime work, maternity paid leave or the possibility to work from home for women artisans that have small children to look after or lack social support. We dream big but these are some of the implementations we have done to make our vision come true, however our process can still be improved as we seek to improve this everyday.
Training and Career
In our workshop each person are constantly trained in order to improve skills and ability to work as a team. Workers are infused with the love to deliver excellent quality products as well as grow inside an organisation where they can learn new skills. Developing their experiences, allows our workers to become valuable assets for us and help to build a stable structure where everybody feels valued and respected.
Tradition and Know How
Madagascar is known for the finesse of its hand-embroidery, smocks, crochet and we integrate these techniques in our collections. This allows us to value the Malagasy traditional heritage that most rural and low income women have learned from their families while not having access to mainstream education.