Meet Shankramma!

Meet Shankramma!

 13th Apr 2018 |  Stories about our Makers |  Fritha Mason


Our makers are at the core of everything we do. We believe our way to make fashion is a blueprint for how the fashion industry should operate.

We would like to introduce you to Shankramma, who is part of our Banashankari Maker Group.

Shankramma, how and why did you become involved with Secret Projects?

First Shyalya came and did some trainings which I attended. She told me about Secret Projects and I joined in.

What impact has being a maker had on you and your family’s life?

I have two boys, they are 16 and 18 years old. The income I earn from making Secret products has helped me to pay for their education. They are both planning to go onto higher education.

How does it make you feel?

Being part of Secret Projects is like being part of another big family.

What are your hopes and dreams for the future?

My first dream is my children reach their peaks. I hope that Secret Projects will help to make this dream come true.

What would you like to say to the customers at Secret Projects?

I would like to tell them that they are doing more than just buying a pillow, they are helping us help our children to reach their potential.

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