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Ten Years of Freedom at The Loyal Workshop

Ten Years of Freedom at The Loyal Workshop

After many years of dreaming and scheming, Paul and Sarah launched their little family into the craziness of Kolkata and dreamt of a new business ...
How do our products wear and age?

How do our products wear and age?

In the lead-up to our 10th birthday party in two weeks, we’re feeling exceptionally nostalgic! ✨ Seven years ago (when hashtags were still a thing)...
We're increasing our prices

We're increasing our prices

We started Loyal in 2014 to offer alternative employment to women trapped in sexual slavery in Kolkata – as someone who has purchased products fro...
International Women's Day 2023

International Women's Day 2023

Today is International Women’s Day, and we want to shout it from the rooftops! At Loyal, we are deeply passionate about engaging in the fight for w...
Egg Toast and Freedom

Egg Toast and Freedom

Over my seven years here at Loyal, I have come to understand that many of the artisans who I call sisters and aunties would have also previously said similar things about their own lives feeling void of value. When I feel hopeless about the situations outside our doorstep, I think about what has happened in the lives of these courageous and resilient women inside the workshop.
Design Legends - Andy and Rusty

Design Legends - Andy and Rusty

It’s such a common phrase now, I’m sick of hearing it, “the new normal”. Working from home, Zoom meetings, home isolation, and more than healthy am...
Well Women Health Check Ups

Well Women Health Check Ups

At The Loyal Workshop we aim to offer a whole-body physical health check-up to all female staff members every two years. Unfortunately, the COVID p...
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Will my laptop fit in a Loyal Workshop Laptop Sleeve?

Our new Laptop Sleeves have been designed specifically for Macbook Pro Laptop models from 2017-2022. However, that doesn't mean your Asus, HP or Ma...
8th Birthday Party Photos

8th Birthday Party Photos

On the 14th of May 2022 we celebrated 8 years of the Loyal Workshop. Can you believe it?! We spent the day in an air-conditioned hall playing part...
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Meet Erika, our new product designer!

Joel recently sat down to learn a bit more about Loyal's new product designer, Erika. Pour yourself a hot drink and read their conversation!   Joel...
loyal workshop women's day 2022

Women's Day 2022

This year for Women's Day two of our artisans wanted to offer some short reflections on what it is to be a women in a neighbourhood like ours. They...
paul and sarah beisly

Beislys Leaving Kolkata

My husband Paul and I are the co-founders of The Loyal Workshop. We first came over here in 2010 to learn the language and culture of the Bengali p...