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The organisational structure of House of Wandering Silk was designed from the get-go to be small, adaptable & light; adding value where necessary, but avoiding wasteful duplication by building on existing resources, organisations & skill.

Each partner is carefully & intentionally selected & audited by our team to ensure they share & implement this vision: to provide fairly-paid, dignified & sustainable livelihood opportunities to marginalised women, with the objective of empowering them to achieve economic independence & create better lives for themselves, their families & their communities. 

 

 

Investing in relationships with producer groups & artisans has been key to building long-term partners; over time, this has evolved into a strong, country-wide network with a wide range of organisations.

 

Our partners include individuals & organisations; from independent craftspeople, designers & family-run businesses, to women's Self Help Groups, cooperatives, non governmental & non profit associations, and social enterprises, to a trade union with two million members. 

 

At any one time, we're working with up to two dozen artisan partners & several hundred women artisans.

 

When women work, they invest 90 percent of their income back into their families, compared with 35 percent for men.

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PAKISTAN

AFGHANISTAN

UZBEKISTAN

LAOS

CAMBODIA

JAPAN

Murshidabad Kantha Cooperative

Location: Murshidabad, West Bengal, India

Number of artisans: 1400 artisans - 100% women

Structure: Cooperative

Specialisation: Kantha embroidery

Partner since: 2011

Takdira Begum & Co

Location: Shantiniketan, West Bengal, India

Number of artisans: 100 artisans - 100% women

Structure: Family-run business

Specialisation: Nashi kantha embroidery

Partner since: 2015

Rosuljon Master Weaver

Location: Margilan, Uzbekistan

Number of artisans: 100 artisans - 70% women

Structure: Cooperative

Product: Ikat

Partner since: 2015

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Based in Delhi & working with women makers, NGOs & master artisans across the width & breadth of this extraordinary land, House of Wandering Silk reimagines India's most beautiful textile traditions.

Proudly crafting one of a kind, zero waste & small batch textiles, clothing & accessories founded on our values of authenticity, respect & beauty, since 2011.

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