WORK+SHELTER is building strong, independent women in India by providing fair-trade work and safe places to live. In India, rural women are 50% less likely to hold salaried jobs and only earn 62% of a man’s salary for equal work. WORK+SHELTER is working to change this by creating a new workforce of women who possess the technical training and financial literacy to be successful in the workplace.

WORK+SHELTER partners with brands to produce quality goods sold internationally made with natural dyes, organic textiles, and handloomed by craftswomen. You’ll enjoy their handmade bags and pouches as much for their design as for their ability to advance the women artisans behind them. And their handmade stuffed animals highlight endangered animals native to India, giving little ones a unique and meaningful new friend.