Seek partners with a Women’s Handicraft Enterprise in southern Rajasthan to produce our Gudri quilts and certain items, such as the Insia tops. This registered fair trade enterprise was established in 1988 to provide alternative incomes for women in rural, tribal and urban slum belts of the area.
There are now up to 697 women members, who have been trained at the center. Depending on where they live, they work either at an urban headquarters or in their local village. The artisan members have elected representatives amongst themselves who make up the managing committee of 49 members.
The goal is to provide these women with an alternative means of income generation as a tool for empowerment with an objective of supporting their socio-political standing.