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India’s Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) is committed to empowering disadvantaged women across India. Monsoon is working with SEWA to create beautiful hand-embroidered products, enabling women to make a living from their craft. Through the Monsoon Accessorize Trust, we are funding an embroidery centre in Delhi and providing healthcare, education and micro-finance to women artisans in Delhi and Bareilly (North India).
Tara is a member of the world fair trade organisation (WFTO) and is committed to helping disadvantaged producers across North India, specialising in jewellery, brass, soapstone and wood products.
Stree Shakti is a quilting cooperative in the foothills of the Himalayas who aim to create livelihoods for the rural women in the surrounding villages. Each quilt is embroidered with the name of the woman who made it, and all profits go directly to the women themselves. Stree Shakti also runs a school and crèche for village children, as well as supporting Stree Shakti through fabrics and quilt orders, the Monsoon Accessorize Trust has funded a bus to transport women from remote villages.
Rangsutra works across the deserts of Rajasthan to the hill regions of Uttaranchal and Assam. Its goal is to ensure sustainable livelihoods for artisans and farmers, by creating high quality products based on the principles of fair trade.
A fair-trade organisation in Calcutta, working with artisans in the region and beyond. Fair & Square is a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation and is producing beautiful ‘kantha’ embroidered quilts for Boutique.
Born of a desire to reduce India’s rubbish mountain, improve energy efficiency, and help some of Delhi’s poorest out of the city’s slums. Conserve India achieves all this by turning rubbish into innovative and stylish products.Conserve is a member of India’s Fair Trade Federation.
Eco Tassar works with weavers in Bihar, India, to produce beautiful silk and cotton hand-loomed scarfs. Their mission is to create sustainable livelihoods for weaving communities according to fair trade principles. They are a member of Craft Mark, an Indian body which certifies organisations making hand-crafted products according to ethical principles.
Samarpan Foundation works with rag picker communities in India to help them build better lives. As a part of this, they are providing training workshops and income generation projects for women. We are working with Samarpan to create lovely homewares and accessories, enabling the women to learn new skills and enhance their incomes.
Through the Monsoon Accessorize Trust, we are also funding a school for the children from the same rag-picker community.
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