WIT: This Women's Trust Makes Everything From Cushion Covers To Stationery
This initiative called Women’s India Trust works with women and provides employment opportunities through their charitable trust. You'll find beautiful hand-stitched, hand-block home linen for our homes, bags, jams and pickles at their stores in Mumbai.
What Makes It Awesome
In the year 1968, a Parsi lady named Kamila Tyabji began this initiative in order to provide sustainable livelihood solutions to women from underprivileged backgrounds, so that they could earn some money, learn skills and in turn, become independent.
The trust makes day to day home linen products, including lovely block-printed bed sheets or a pastel-coloured cotton tablecloths to lay over your table. Other products include cloth gift bags, napkins, place mats, wine bottle bags, greeting cards and preserves – including delicious jams, pickles and jellies of different flavours.
The women who are trained to make these products have the option to either take work home and make it at their convenience, or they could come and work at their workshop in Mahim.
Head on over to their brick-and-mortar store inside Bombay Market in Tardeo, or shop online. The products are affordably priced. You can buy bangle cases for INR 340, bedspreads at INR 1,340 onwards, and cushion covers from INR 600 onwards.
Do support these hardworking women by buying their products. It will provide them with a livelihood and you with beautiful products for your home.