Around 90% of the Palas Jewellery collection is manufactured on the islands of Bali and Java, Indonesia and has been made by the same manufacturing company for the past 20 years. We have a close working relationship with the owners, office staff and artisans. The welfare of the employees is of utmost importance and many of the employees have been working within the company for 5 to 20 years. Our manufacturer believes in paying fair wages, above Indonesia’s minimum wage. Any overtime is paid at x 1.5. Employees receive holidays, sick leave, maternity leave and yearly bonuses of one extra month of pay.
As Indonesia recognises many religions and has multiple holidays throughout the year, they make a point of hiring people of all religions so that when one religion has a holiday, staff of other religions are able to cover the key positions. They believe in hiring both men and women and have continual training programs so their staff learn all aspects of office management and production. The office and workshops have a modern, open, clean and friendly atmosphere, but is closed to the public to maintain the integrity of their customer's designs.