Embroidery provides freedom to work at home. Every piece in our collection has hand embroidery or other handmade embellishments. The hand embroidery is beautiful, but it is also key to our program to empower women. The flexibility to choose the time and place to embroider allows a majority of the artisans to work.
Many women collect work from the workshops in the afternoons after cooking, cleaning and taking their children to school. They complete the embroidery at home in the evenings. The freedom to be independent, to choose to work at times that are convenient to them, has given the women the opportunity to enjoy their work and look after their families.
"Earning and supporting the needs of my family especially medical needs of my father makes me feel capable and independent."
"I have come a long way from one room in a rented house to having my own house. Today, I am a content and independent women."
"I have supported my family when my husband was not working and educated my children in English medium schools."