MarketPlace: Handwork of India
MarketPlace: Handwork of India works to empower women in poor areas of Mumbai through sales of their hand-printed and embroidered textiles. Your purchase fuels an innovative program of social change, giving these marginalized women access to a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities.
A pioneering nonprofit organization, MarketPlace has empowered women in India to break the cycle of poverty since 1980. With a background of economic hardship and limited access to employment opportunities in their community, these women learn skills such as hand-dyeing, sewing, and embroidery, and participate in all aspects of running the business. Through tailored educational and enrichment opportunities, they overcome personal, cultural, and financial obstacles. Becoming leaders in their work, their homes, and their neighborhoods, these brave and resourceful women effect lasting change in their communities. MarketPlace works with over 400 artisans, organized into 11 independent co-operatives that produce high-quality women's apparel and home décor for businesses and consumers in the U.S. and Canada.
Shop handmade products by MarketPlace below.