These dresses employ hundreds of artisans in marginalized communities, with a focus on gender equity and empowering women. The artisans receive health care, paid maternity leave, retirement pensions, and daycare. Social workers on staff assist the artisans in addressing their personal needs, from opening a bank account to situations of domestic violence and dealing with HIV/AIDS. There are literacy classes, computer training, and regular workshops on topics like hygiene, nutrition, and parenting. Plus the cooperatives are worker-owned organizations!
~Handmade with love in lndia~