Name - Carrie
What is your role at Joyn?
My role with JOYN is the state-side director.
Tell us about Joyn values:
Our Mission: JOYNing marginalized communities with markets.
Our Values: JOY - Sourced from the core of who we are. JUSTICE - We believe no one person is more valuable than another. INTEGRITY - Doing the right thing, especially when it’s difficult. RELATIONSHIPS - We view relationships and community as our foundation. EXCELLENCE - Doing the best work of our entire life, everyday.
What is your favorite Joyn product and why?
This is hard because I honestly love them all and every season I find my new favorite. I think my new favorite would be the travel collection! I love the passport wallet as I love to travel! It is the perfect size for all your travel needs and is made from beautiful remnant leather.
Where are Joyn products made? Our products are made in Northern India.
Tell us something you’ve learned in your sustainable fashion journey that was a surprise to you.
Living in India I was surprised by the working conditions of many and how little they were paid to make goods for others. You hear about it, but it is easy to go back to your daily life. But, when you live amongst the people and see it with your own eyes, you can no longer pretend fast fashion doesn’t exist. I have become more and more passionate about sustainable fashion because of the people behind the garments and product they are making. They deserve a fair wage, living and working conditions.
Where is your favorite place to be and why?
Honestly, at the base of the Himalayas where most of our product is made. We really have the most incredible community of people in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Plus, the food is some of the best in the world.
Check out this new Joyn video to learn more about their company! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixmq_WGSK