Family Friendly New Mexico is featuring award recipients that really stand out from the crowd. February 2021, we interviewed Kei Tsuzuki of Kei & Molly Textiles and celebrate their efforts in creating a family friendly workplace!
We are dedicated to supporting policies that encourage healthy living for our employees and their familiesKei Tsuzuki
Why have you decided to have family friendly workplace policies?
From the beginning, we knew we wanted a workplace that would support and respect the staff we hired. Working with primarily women, we knew this would require having family friendly workplace policies in place.
How do family friendly workplace policies contribute to your business success?
Allowing flexibility and offering the support in our family friendly policies have allowed us to retain our staff over time, encourage leadership and skills development, and create a supportive atmosphere in our studio.
What are the most popular family friendly policies among your employees?
Paid time off is used by everyone, and our staff love that they get three weeks paid vacation between Christmas and New Years. Many of our immigrant and refugee staff are also the head of their households and responsible for the care of their children. Offering flexible hours and support for them to attend things like parent teacher conferences has been so important for the health of their families.
What advice do you have for other businesses wanting to add family friendly policies?
Invest in your staff and they will invest in your business!
How has COVID affected your business? What are your plans post COVID?
We had to close production several times during the shutdowns and operated at below half time last year. This year, we are close to being in production full time and are hopeful we can grow the business through our shift to online sales.
How can the community support your business?
Buy our products online at www.keiandmolly.com. Thank you!
Kei & Molly Textiles, LLC has these Family Friendly Workplace Policies
- Paid Personal Leave
- Paid Family Leave
- Breastfeeding/lactation support
- Wellness programs
- Reasonable accommodations
- Flexible work scheduling
- Predictable scheduling
- Employer subsidized training/educational assistance
- Employer supported short-term financial stability options
Kei & Molly Textiles, LLC
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Industry: Manufacturing/Screen Printing
Founded in 2010 as a social enterprise, Kei and Molly Textiles, LLC creates folk-inspired, hand-printed goods in order to create good jobs for immigrants and refugees in our community. Using only eco-friendly, water-based inks on natural fibers, our social enterprise values people and the planet.