We are delighted to introduce our Maker Community – the women we have worked with since we began in 2014, who lie at the very heart of Secret Projects.
We couldn't have empowered as many women as we have without the assistance of a number of reputable Indian-based charities and NGO's that do amazing work. Through these organisations we are able to link with communities of women with good sewing skills, who want to be able to earn their own living from their expertise, but need support to find income-generating opportunities. These women are warmly welcomed into our Maker Community, forming their own local Secret Projects Maker Group, and with our support and training learn how to make Secret Products (the name we give to our ranges of clothing and homeware lovingly stitched by them.
The effects of Covid-19 on our Maker Community
We can't of course deny that the global pandemic of 2020-2022 had a massive impact on our Maker Community and their families. We have sadly lost touch with a number of women but they do know how to get in touch with us if they need to. Reaching as many women as possible to provide empowerment through training and the making and selling of clothing and homeware remains our absolute priority and we are constantly seeking new and innovative ways of moving forward as a business as the world recovers from the pandemic.
Something that will never change at Secret Projects is our passion to help our Makers develop professionally and one of our key aims remains to inspire the women to set up their own micro-enterprise, if this is something they would like to pursue. We understand well the complexities involved, from sourcing premises, to quality control and sales, and Covid-19 despite now being declared over by the World Health Organization still continues to cause issues. Our Virtual Training for Empowerment Programme is tailored to cover as many aspects as possible to provide our Makers with training that is relevant to their ambitions and goals, as well as being supportive and inspirational.
Each women is very much an individual to us and we hope that you enjoy learning more about the people who make our Secret Products with such love and care.
Our current Maker Groups are:
Below you will find detailed information about all the Maker groups we have worked with past and present.