Inspired? Start your own Secret Project today!

Inspired? Start your own Secret Project today!

 17th Mar 2022 |  How can I help? |  Fritha Mason

Are you inspired by the stories of Secret Leaders like Fritha, Lesley and Heather?

Would you like to start your own Secret Project? Yes, read on...

What is a Secret Project?

A Secret Project can be anything – that's the beauty of it! It's not an idea or suggestion as such, but something larger that we can work together on, under your leadership that is linked directly to our business and vision

We have given a few examples below to give you some ideas:

  • A feminist t-shirt designer from Thailand wants to work with us to make empowering slogan t-shirts to be sold in America
  • It could be an event – for example climbing a mountain in Scotland to raise awareness of our work
  • A textiles teacher from Canada works with us to bring a class of students to India to learn about social enterprise and block-printing
  • A PA from a textiles company based in London wants to procure tote bags with the business logo on
  • A company in Kenya wants to highlight us as their ethical business of the year
  • A hotelier from Italy wants to work with us to set up a photo-shoot of their new fire-pits, dressing the set with Secret Products
  • A school in India wants to organise a Fair Trade month, offering their pupils a number of related activities and tasks and want a Fair Trade partner
  • An American teenager is setting up a project to sell goods at school for a profit and wants to use ethical products
  • Someone living in Chile who has relevant skills (for example, in marketing, design etc.) and wants to lend us their expertise on a pro-bono basis
  • A person from Wales who is a talented crocheter wants to work with our Maker Community to design new Secret Products
  • An Influencer from India who wants to be part of one of our campaigns, e.g. #SheRocks
  • Someone from Bulgaria who wants to model our Secret Clothing collections

Who can start a Secret Project?

Absolutely anyone! There are no limits! People who have set up successful Secret Projects (we call these people Secret Leaders) tend to be creative, organised, focused, but above all passionate about their project and prepared to pull out all the stops. We really want to hear from you and learn about your Secret Project plan!

How can we support you?

After you have completed the questionaire below, a dedicated member of the Secret Projects team will be allocated to you to have an initial discussion about your Secret Project. They will explain to you what you can expect from us in terms of support.

Click here to fill in our questionnaire


Secret Projects has begun to deliver the World Fair Trade Organization eBay for Change store

Secret Projects has begun to deliver the World Fair Trade Organization eBay for Change store

Working with The World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) to deliver their eBay for Change store Our Head of Sales, Fritha Vincent Mason is constantly . . . looking for 'new business' for Secret Projects. By doing this and grasping new opportunities that come our way, our vision of a world where all women have the confidence and resources to make choices, thrive and contribute to the strengthening of their communities comes ever closer. In the past few months, Fritha has been networking with Social Enterprise UK, Ebay for Change, and WFTO and the result is that Secret Projects will now deliver WFTO's eBay for Change store. The store sells beautiful fair trade products from around the globe and supports the most wonderful small businesses and artisans to receive what is fair for their products and labour. The store is now live! This is a wonderful step for Secret Projects, as we diversify and seize this new venture with both hands, using our skills to strengthen the business for both Secret Projects in the UK and in India. How will it work? We will house the stock for all the small businesses selling on WFTO eBay for Change store and one of the team will fulfill each order (that basically means parcel up the order and arrange delivery with a courier)and send them lovingly on their way to customers around the world. To shop please click here. We look forward to working with WFTO and helping to make a massive success of their new eBay for Change store.  
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Our clothing and homeware is now available for wholesale purchase on Faire

Our clothing and homeware is now available for wholesale purchase on Faire

Secret products (the collective name we give to our ranges of clothing and homeware) are now available for wholesale purchase on Faire. What is . . . Faire? Faire is a global wholesale market-place that provides an excellent platform for small, independent retailers to sell their stock to small wholesale suppliers. What are we selling on Faire? Secret Projects is selling beautiful counter boxes with foldable shopping bags and scrunchies and the Secret Pillow as a totally new look! How can you help? Do you know of anyone who runs a shop, or a brick-and-mortar establishment? If so, please give them a shout Secret Projects is proud to have launched on this popular platform with a brand-new merchandising look. If you know anyone who runs a shop, or brick-and-mortar establishment, please do let them know that Secret Projects is selling on Faire.  
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Thank you so much to everyone who made a contribution to our face masks for India campaign.

Thank you so much to everyone who made a contribution to our face masks for India campaign.

During the dark days of the pandemic and the ensuing lockdowns globally, our team in India desperately wanted to do something to help our Makers and . . . their community. The effects of the pandemic on our Maker community We knew that we were facing tough times and wanted to support our Makers (the collective name we give to the women who so lovingly stitch our ranges of clothing and homeware) as much as we could. We did inevitably lose touch with a number of our Makers sadly but we were able to keep in contact with a several women in Bengaluru, where our unit is located, as well as our Maker group in the Sundarbans, in eastern India. We wanted to be able to give stitching work to the women to provide them with much needed income but the team in India also wanted to do something for their community. They came up with a plan to run a campaign, asking people to make a contribution towards the stitching of face masks that the Makers would undertake and receive an income with the finished masks being distributed free of charge to those most in need. How this worked We went out to our customers, telling them about our plans, and asked them to purchase a pack of face masks for themselves and add another pack to their order which would be distributed to the communities. We couldn't have been more thrilled with the response and we managed to be able to distribute well over 2000 masks in both southern and eastern India. The time has come to close the campaign We have kept the campaign running up until now as the world has experienced new variants of the Covid-19 virus and many people were still wearing face masks. We have now decided that the time is right for us to close the campaign and say a huge and heartfelt thank you to every person who has contributed to this important appeal. This is the first time that we have run such a campaign and have learned so much from running it and more than anything, we have been bowled over by the generosity shown. Once again, thank you to everyone who helped to make the campaign so successful.  
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