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WEEKEND POP-UP SALE
Covid what?! We're taking the offline shopping experience online so head over to our sale section EVERY WEEKEND to shop some beautiful sustainable goodies available Fridays - Sundays! 3-7 day deliveries and instant/live support - where it almost feels like the real deal!
Sustainable Bags from WASTE, that look WOW
WE'RE ALL ABOUT THE BOSS STORIES
covID 19: A TRUE REMINDER THAT WE ARE GUESTS OF THE EARTH AND NOT ITS MASTERS
These are trying times, but we’re keeping our spirits high and doing away with the negativity with a smile.
Our work has paused indefinitely like with most community and artisans groups, but we’re not losing hope and we’re choosing to stay connected with our artisans to keep them motivated.
We’re encouraging our people to stay home and maintain distance, because we don’t know who could be tomorrow’s headlines.
We recently read somewhere, the divisions in human society are enormous and deeply entrenched. We need to begin to see and understand ourselves, not as members of families, not as belonging to a group or nation, but as members of the human race. We will not overcome the virus or save the planet unless we develop a collective consciousness as a species.
STAY CONNECTED, AND YOU WILL EMERGE STRONGER #SUPPORTYOURLADIES
Gauhar Fatma: Resilient, Courageous, Fighter
'Life is about the boss stories and not the sob ones’, she said.
Gauhar was the first woman who agreed to work with us when everyone else refused. Wife to a grumpy man who was mostly ill and stayed home, and mother to 4 obedient kids.
One of the only women who worked in village Budhina Khurd ,despite the socio-cultural barriers the women of the region were subjected to. We met her during one of our recces to villages around Muzaffarnagar district, to mobilise women to work.
She earned money for the family weaving charpoy stools that she sold at local village weddings, for Rs. 30 (less than half a dollar) per stool. Not only have we learnt from Gauhar’s persistence where she encouraged more than 50 women to join her but her superb managerial skills, where she allocates time to her work, home, family, chores, kids and personal grievances of in -laws, and looks even more Gorgeous every-time we see her.
Gauhar gives us perspective and made us stronger.
CREATING INCOME OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN USING EXISTING SKILLSETS
Fusing modern design with existing skill-sets to make urbane functional products : Skilled Samaritan works with women from villages that are tucked away in the interiors of Muzaffarnagar District, a city that has often been described as the 'crime capital' of India. These communities are governed by age old customs that include child marriage, financial dependency and suffered from lack of opportunities plus social practises that prevented the women from working. While we cannot break the rules, we are here to bend them!
At Skilled Samaritan, we believe, Sustainable Living is the future. We hand weave premium, urbane, functional products that have strong sustainable values.
Most of our products are hand woven from pre and post consumer plastic and textile waste that is generated locally, contributing to a circular economy, while generating income opportunities for women from rural communities.