India Collection

How it's made-India

COTTON APPAREL: Made in Kshamata India, our line of organic cotton apparel is a step up from your average basic tee, each top is carefully embellished by hand. The organic, fair-trade jersey apparel provided to the artisans are organic cotton stretch jersey that have no chemicals or harmful dyes. The artisans at the workshop are made up of women who were rescued from the sex-trade. Our partnership provides the women with consistent work and reproducible designs, this means that the women will be able to continue to generate revenue for themselves and eventually re-enter society.

 

SOAP: Our herbal soaps are handcrafted high in the Himalayan Mountains of Northern India using fresh spring water, rich spices, locally grown herbs and soothing essential oils. Hand-milked, set, cut and packaged, our soaps are made with love using organic and natural ingredients.

 

PAPER: Tucked beneath scalloped archways, behind the narrow streets of Northern India, printing presses stamp delicate images on handmade, recycled paper.  The cotton paper is created entirely from paper and cotton waste from the textile industry.  Newspapers, cotton rags, old army tents and denim jeans have a whole new purpose.  Marginalized women from this region gain employment and sustainability for themselves and their families by crafting stationery and journals from these materials.

 

WOOD AND LEATHER: In the same region, is a village sustained by the woodworking industry. Joining with local craftsmen, women combine the elegance of locally sourced leather with the tradition of hand-carved wood. Our artisans work with leather, wood, and hand paint to create beautiful jewelry and home goods.

 

TOTES: Made from organic cotton or natural jute, these screen printed bags are created by women in India who were formerly involved in the sex trade. Creating these bags gives them a stable income so they can have work that gives dignity.

 

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