The World's Most Empowering Shopping Bag

In February 2019, 143 backers pledged £5,088 to support our Own the Most Empowering Shopping Bag in the World Campaign. With this fund, we have been able to train five of our Maker Groups to make our Secret Shopping Bag: a reusable cloth shopping bag. This project has focused on our Maker Groups in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. 

Now that our Makers have successfully produced a batch of 400 Secret Shopping Bags, we will be carrying out workshops on local sales. With the recent banning of plastic bags in India, reusable shopping bags are the perfect product for our Makers to make and sell locally. For our Makers, making and selling locally means independence: the fourth stage of our Training for Empowerment Programme. 

A special thank you to Lissy, our wonderful Quality Controller, who has carried out training sessions both near and far, led communication with our Makers throughout the production process and quality checked all the bags before being sent out to our customers all over the world. 

Click here to snap one up now!

Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from the production process...enjoy!

Nature Maker Group (Andhra Pradesh) 

 Banashankari Maker Group (Karnataka) 

Divine Maker Group (Karnataka) 

Sweety Maker Group (Karnataka) 

Sahara Maker Group (Karnataka) 

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13 July 2020: India heads into another lockdown. Production slows at Secret Projects...

13 July 2020: India heads into another lockdown. Production slows at Secret Projects...

The government of India has announced new lockdowns across the country, with unsupported claims that these latest lockdowns could be in place for up . . . to 3 weeks. We await further news. Sadly, we have halted all production except that being done by our dedicated Quality Controller, Lissy, who will work from her home. (See photograph.) Lissy is currently working on some exciting new products, including our new range of Kimonos and we hope to launch these, and other latest editions to the Secret Products Collection in September. We send love and wish our staff team and our Makers across India the very, very best at this incredibly difficult time. Nirmala, our Country Director, will give another COVID-19 update in August's With Heart.
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 21st Jun 2019
 Fritha Mason

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