What our artisan say
Before joining Sakhi, I used to make cloth bags, but I wanted to learn more. At the Sakhi training center, I have learned embroidery, cutting, machine stitching among other things. I got training and exposure to things that I never thought were possible, these skill sets not only helped me to earn more but also helped my family to pay bills during the COVID 19 lockdown.
I learned to stitch when I was young, but never got the opportunity to apply my skills. After joining Sakhi, I learned embroidery and made products for home décor. I feel so good that I’m finally able to utilize the skills I learned years ago.
I joined Sakhi because I love working with people. I always wanted to be a stitching master and I got that chance here. Being a master has boosted my confidence and has helped me grow both financially and personally. I’m very happy as I’m now able to pay family bills and my brother’s school fees
This journey we have undertaken has only just begun, We are creating opportunities to share knowledge with our artisans and empowering them with information and access to textiles that remain intricately linked to our past this legacy should thrive along with state-of-the-art practices which are revolutionizing the textile industry today
We couldn’t have walked this distance without our founding partner HZL, bringing sustainable change to communities by giving female artisans the skills and platform to become financially independent, self-sufficient individual
Creating timeless, eco-friendly pieces through age-old traditional weaving techniques. With a rich cultural history that have lasted centuries, these textiles made to last for generations with dedication and passion for the craftsmanship require
Creating an interwoven story that links our customers to our artisans and to every life in between, by telling their stories and highlighting every step of the production process
From picking the raw material to the end product, we follow environmental stewardship practices, delivering pieces that bring you delight, meaning, intention, and improved quality of life, while also fighting the dark side of the textile industry.
This means protecting our artisans and customers from the widespread, detrimental effects of the fast-fashion textile industry. From our meticulously monitored work environments for artisans to environmentally responsible processes and materials, we’re giving your family the gift of carefully and responsibly made heirlooms.
Drivers of Change
At “UPAYa™” we use “fashion as an agent of social change” to turn challenges into opportunities. Every purchase empowers women artisans to overcome socioeconomic barriers and live safer healthier lives. Sakhi initiative is a unique platform that provides women artisans with the skills and platform to become financially independent funded by Hindustan Zinc Ltd. and carried out by Manjari Foundation.