Purkal Stree Shakti Handmade Quilt 100% Cotton
Purkal Stree Shakti Samiti is a women empowerment non-profit organization. It was established in the year 2003 in village Purkal at the Mussoorie foothills in Uttarakhand. The mission of the founders was to empower the village women around this village. They will be trained to earn a regular monthly income so that they become economically independent and thereby earn respect in their family and community and later become leaders and agents of social change.
The crafts taught to these women were patchwork, applique, quilting and embroidery. The women produce beautiful patchwork and applique quilts, baby and children quilts, kitchen accessories, bags and pouches. The women are taught right from the outset to put in their very best so that the finished products are perfect in quality and design. They are taught to treat the customer fairly even as they would expect the customers to treat them. Fair trade principles have been practiced in the organization from the beginning and the artisans also inculcate these practices in their business and life.
Please note all measurements are approximate
We directly and personally choose and purchase all our products from throughout Asia. Our soft furnishings, furniture, home decorations and unique hand-made gifts are all from Asian artisans, crafts-folk, community and workers co-ops from across India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand.
Unique Furniture – boat wood, reclaimed teak root and bamboo.
Exotic Homeware – hand crafted mosaic bowls, mirrors, lampshades and lamps; Vietnamese bamboo bowls; Lombok pottery cookware.
Handmade Gifts – unique jewellery; colourful tableware; musical instruments and simple wooden toys.
A Range of Aromatics – incense sticks, holders, essential oils, burners and natural body products.
For the Garden – outdoor furniture, garden ornaments and water features.
And much more…!
Please be aware that all our products are hand crafted and so may have small unique character enhancing qualities.