my soft organic jewellery pouches, block print cushions & tote bags have been thoughtfully brought to life by an inspiring group of women on the outskirts of Jaipur. These marginalised women have made the brave decision to better their lives by joining an organisation who’s mission is to “progress Indian women through economic empowerment”. By providing vocational training and employment in traditional Indian handicraft techniques such as block printing, kantha stitch and tassel making, these women are able to enhance their standard of living, sense of dignity and independence, choosing to carve out an alternative life to the bleak path many vulnerable and oppressed women may otherwise find themselves on.