We actively work to build business relationships from a place of mutual respect and equity. Our heirloom products are created in partnership with a close-knit network of artisan partners, all of whom we have been working with for over a decade.
Rooted in reciprocity, building sustainable, long-term relationships is core to how we operate. All of Haptic Lab’s textile designs (quilts and softgoods) are produced in partnership with the same group of textile artisans in Noida, India. This collaboration has been facilitated by the same wife and husband sourcing team since the beginning, when we created our first collection of readymade Map Quilts in 2010. The rich history of local textile production, the innovative approach to our designs, and the novel sewing techniques we’ve developed together over 13 years are inimitable. Years of collaboration and reiterations to our techniques means no one else can sew a Haptic Lab quilt!
Our process, from design to production to your hands, is built to be collaborative. We work closely with our artisan partners to troubleshoot new concepts through a multi-step sampling process; everything is designed to the scale of the human hand.
Each of our products is made with intention – slowly, thoughtfully, and with respect for the labor that goes into this process. We believe paying fair wages should be the norm. The artisans we work with set their own prices for Haptic Lab products, and work in a GOTS certified environment to ensure our shared commitment to ethical and environmental standards.