Secret Projects fashion and homeware goods are produced in India by groups of marginalised women, spread throughout five Indian states, where there are few or no opportunities for women to earn an income. The women come from many backgrounds. Some are married and raising a family on very little income, some are widowed, finding themselves reliant on support from their already financially overstretched families. Whilst others have been rescued from situations of human trafficking or are living at risk of being trafficked.
Working closely with established Indian NGO’s Secret Projects connects with these women, who may be part of a community group or individuals, training them to develop their sewing skills to begin producing our goods. It is important to note that the women are not Secret Projects employees, rather they are paid at least twice the minimum wage for each product they manufacture. Makers receive 70% of the profits of each product they make.
We ensure that the women are fully informed about where their products are sold throughout the world and Secret Projects passes on customer feedback, positive or negative to our groups in a professional and sensitive way, avoiding singling out individuals.
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