HATLEY'S MISSION IS TO CREATE FUN, WELL DESIGNED, NATURE-INSPIRED APPAREL AND GIFTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY IN AN ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIBLE WAY.
Much of Hatley’s clothing production takes place in Tirupur, India, a city in the south of India with a booming textile industry but much poverty as well. In 2012, Hatley began supporting an orphanage in Erode called Open Door Mercy Home Trust. It houses 22 boys and girls of all ages, and they are all Christian, which is the minority in India. The teacher and owner was an orphan himself, and he and his wife have 2 helpers – the four of them take care of all 22 kids. They are all truly inspiring. The kids go to public school and all study very hard.
The children in the Open Door Mercy Home orphanage do not have much, but they are a very happy family. Hatley helps to provide funding for food, clothing, computers, school supplies, and even a new roof. We have also took them on field trips to surrounding areas the children have never been to. It’s a wonderful place to support. Pandit, one of our suppliers, supports the orphanage on a monthly basis along with several other business partners. This allows the patron, teacher and spiritual leader of the orphanage – Mr. Rajesh – to concern himself less about raising money and instead focus on the important job of educating and raising the children.