About the founder
Fresh faced, future driven.
Devon Fisher started Pondichérie after many years of working with philanthropic organizations dedicated to women’s empowerment and gender equality. The business is founded on a vision to support sustainable employment for women in the places that need it most.
The label takes its name from the seaside town of Pondicherry, India where Devon purchased one of her most treasured souvenirs – a delicate hand painted silk caftan she still wears today. Pondichérie is the culmination of wistful memories of a sun-soaked childhood in Kauai, and an optimism for a brighter outlook in underserved communities.
Mindfully sourced, locally crafted.
Pondichérie values craftsmanship with soul and style in equal measure. We are dedicated to finding beauty while creating change, and the result is our line of ethically conscious resort wear. Our caftan-inspired collections evoke timeless elegance while prioritizing sustainable practices. Each garment is made from textiles sourced in India, with a specific emphasis on empowering and supporting the craftswomen who produce them.
Every piece of fabric is hand-died and woven using techniques that have been passed down through generations of artisans. We also support commerce closer to home by designing, cutting, and constructing our line in the United States.
Through premium sustainable methods and materials, Pondichérie produces refined pieces with a free-spirited ease that transcends time and alludes to far off places. Every one of our pieces carries its own story – the next chapter is yours to craft.