2. IndiaN Team
India, a country with one of the world’s largest textile and garment industries, and the site of Meghna’s roots, was a natural place for us to start. Rather than tapping into the existing supply chain and perpetuating unsustainable methods, we wanted to build a team from the ground up that would be able to work under our direction, but most importantly, on their terms.
We identified a rural unit in Tamil Nadu set up by Satyabhama Ramaswamy, that provided the local women with basic training in tailoring, aimed at giving them sustainable life skills that they could use to better their living situations. Many of the women had been previously unemployed; employed in sweatshops; or otherwise struggling to scrape together the money to send their children to school.
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