Our friend Tess from Monkey & Mum has launched a kickstarter campaign this week which aims to transform the lives of oppressed and impoverished Indian women, while also meeting growing demand for her fairtrade jewellery. Check out the short video below, get in early with your pledge, and snag yourself a sweet necklace!
Jess has partnered with the Mehera Shaw Foundation (MSF) in India who have connected her with women from a development group in Jaipur who were looking for a project to give them skills, confidence, and economic power. These women, most of whom are mothers themselves, have been oppressed by gender inequality, social constraints, child marriage, lack of education, or abject poverty.
An environmentally sustainable project, the Monkey & Mum necklaces will be made from organic cotton and silk off-cuts from Mehera Shaw’s manufacturing line, helping to convert their left over materials in to products of better quality and environmental value.