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Wholesale Customer: Application Form

Retailers (shopfront or web) with a serious interest in becoming a wholesale customer of Shirley Bredal products can express their interest by completing the application form below. Wholesale Customer applications are reviewed on a periodic basis as production capacity increases.

Our Collection

Shirley Bredal started our collection in Denmark in 2006. The collection is now based in Kathmandu, operating as a social enterprise.

Our collection offers a stable, classic range of clothing, hand-knitted by women in Nepal with fine wool. Our focus is delivering high-quality, comfort and timeless pieces that can be handed down through generations. With our signature merino yarn from Mongolia, we produce a large Autumn/Winter collection. We have a limited Summer collection in cotton.

A few new items pop-up each year in both the Autumn/Winter and Summer collections and for special occasions throughout the year.

Winding and dying is handled in Kathmandu using Swiss dye, an AZO free environmental dye.

A little bit about what we have achieved so far

Currently, we supply retailers in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Kuwait, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Norway and sell directly to customers via our online shop.

Around 200 women from minority groups in Kathmandu Valley have been trained in knitting, quality control, product finishings and production management. The women we work with are mainly housewives from low-income households who knit from their own homes to create a side income for their families. Some also reside in refuges and rely on this work for their income.

All knitters work on a part-time basis, according to their availability and are paid a fair wage. Wages are also scaled against the standard time taken to knit each style, according to the thickness of the wool and size of the item.

Wholesale selection process

Our work is very personal. We aim to build long-term relationships with the women we work with and help them by ensuring the longevity of our business. To do this we partner with retailers who are able to market our clothing line at a high-price range to minimise the risk of sudden competition with clothing of cheaper quality.

About You

Please provide details about your company, so we may review your interest in partnering with us as a wholesaler:

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