Kalashi Shirt Jacket - Black/Patina

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Code # 67A-09

Fair Trade, Made by Utsaah Cooperative
Dramatic blue-green shibori tie-dye and dynamic contrast embroidery define this long twill jacket with shirt-styling and a one-button closure.

• Relaxed Fit/A-line
• Length: M 39"
• Collared jacket with one-button closure
• Long sleeves
• Shibori on 100% cotton twill

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Model is 5'9" and is wearing a size Small

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  • Price
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  • PETITE PS
  • $135.00
  • PETITE PM
  • $135.00
  • PETITE PL
  • $135.00
  • MISSES S
  • $135.00
  • MISSES M
  • $135.00
  • MISSES L
  • $135.00
  • WOMEN'S 1W
  • $135.00
  • WOMEN'S 2W
  • $135.00
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From Sewing To Management: Becoming A Leader

Sunayana Vishwakarma, married with children ages 13 and 17, is currently manager of Utsaah Cooperative. Her path to this position is a story of hard work and hope. She began working as a tailor in a company when she was 15 and worked for 10 years before her marriage. She and her husband moved from Mumbai to his family village and lived there for 5 years, but there were few prospects for decent wages.

Wanting better for their 2 children, they returned to Mumbai to restart their lives. Sunayana initially joined the Sahara Cooperative. When that closed in 2021, the artisans were offered an opportunity to start a new independent business. Many of the artisans were reluctant, but Sunayana was intrigued: "Everyone was scared, but someone had to come forward. I saw this as a great opportunity." She prepared for leadership by learning how to handle issues such as conflicts between new and old members.

"Today I manage everything. MarketPlace saw my potential and pushed me, and I am really thankful for that."

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