In a new joint project, Mehera Shaw Foundation and TAABAR Foundation have produced a range of beautiful, upcycled necklaces designed by and produced for Monkey&Mum in Australia (https://www.facebook.com/monkeyandmum
Mehera Shaw Foundation in Jaipur, India supports women's empowerment and has started an upcycling program using post production scrap fabric to create beautiful, hand crafted fashion accessories. MS Foundation started working with TAABAR last April. TAABAR, Jaipur, is a non-profit in support of women's empowerment so it was a perfect fit for MS Foundation to work with the women, in a joint skills training program. Tess Freund, the owner of Monkey & Mum reached out to us shortly thereafter and we felt it was a perfect fit of product, skills and interest.
MS Foundation is supported by small donations and by Mehera Shaw Textiles. Mehera Shaw offers skills training camps to marginalized women with a vision of long-term skills upgradation and improved quality of life. The women are paid directly on a per piece basis for their work and receive ongoing mentoring and training through MS Foundation
. The goal is a fantastic product: one which is beautiful, wearable, loved and which bring financial benefits to the women.
We are very excited to see how much effort and interest the women have put forth into this project. They have worked very hard and really developed their skills and focus. These are marketable skills and from fabric scraps have come beautiful necklaces! The women are anxious to start their next order and develop their skills further!
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