We were lucky enough to follow Harjit Sohotey-Khan of Jewelled Buddha on her incredible trip to India, where she went to spent time with House of Wandering Silk, a social enterprise that the brand works with who collaborate with women’s cooperatives, NGO’s and directly with artisans to create high quality, beautifully crafted, accessories and clothing.
Her journey takes us to Delhi with the artisans behind her fairtrade jewellery and accessories, and then to Kolkata, West Bengal, where she spent a couple of days interviewing artisans about how their lives have improved, listening to their personal stories and getting a better idea of how the business behind the products operates. This is her story.
Meeting the artisans in Kolkata
Working from home means women can look after their children whilst still providing an income. Here’s the daughter of one of the artisans with a beautiful smile!
Travelling to a more rural area to visit more of the artisans
One of the houses
A group of talented artisans that use the traditional art form of Kantha stitching.
To see more of the artisans work and Jewelled Buddha, click here