Our Partnership with Work+Shelter

They are a non-profit ethical unit that trains women in New Delhi, India.



They help women there so we can help women here.


Work+Shelter employees are paid fairly, regularly, and given the opportunity to earn raises + promotions. Unfortunately, this is rare throughout most of India. Sweatshops are all too common, and 85-90% of sweatshop employees are women. As such, in 2013 women still only earned 62 percent of a men’s salary for equal work. WORK+SHELTER is working to change that!


WORK+SHELTER combines the power of community, positivity, and inspiration to create a truly aspirational workplace. But our reach isn’t limited to the workplace. For example, we may ensure that an employee’s children are enrolled in school and are receiving proper healthcare.


In pursuit of a more just world, we employ women in need and when possible use other social enterprises, natural fibers, recycled, organic, or otherwise eco-friendly inputs. We believe manufacturing can be simultaneously efficient, environmentally friendly, and ethically fair.


We focus on women’s empowerment and poverty alleviation by providing Indian women with fair-trade work. At W+S New Delhi, women are entered into our paid training program where we teach them the skills to create high-quality products for the export market.

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