We are a women's empowerment initiative
Sewing the Seeds utilises creativity and enterprise to break the cycle of poverty for Indian women. We are creating an environment of self determinism and economic independence for marginalised women by harnessing their local craft traditions.
In partnership with grassroots NGO Samugam Trust, we've been providing sewing machines and training to rural women in Tamil Nadu since 2011. This provides them with the opportunity to create a self-sustaining income. In our next phase we are focusing support on gypsy women, one of the most disadvantaged communities in India. In partnership with the community we are experimenting their local methods of recycling to create ethically produced artisan products to be sold on the international market. Through this social enterprise model, the women, their children and their wider communities are moving towards independence and a self-sustaining future.