Embroidery art forms were developed by women as a way to embellish their clothing and household items, and many girls in India grow up learning the craft from the women in their families. Every intricate form tells a story through patterns and colors, and each style is representative of an artisan’s region. Embroideries were considered so special that these were traditionally given as dowries.
A small group of women artisans in a dry, limited-farming region of western India make our embroidered products, mostly from their own homes or huts. Local organizations formed groups such as this to preserve the beautiful embroidered art forms and create sustainable employment. In addition to fair living wages, we partner with this group to support the women in social aspects such as health care, sanitation and human rights.