In celebration of International Women's Day and Rustic Looms commitment to women's empowerment, I'd like to highlight Rupali Madan, the founder of ERA Women. ERA Women is a women's organization in Mumbai who employs disadvantaged women to sew our wares. I met Rupali on a craft exploration trip in India- and I am so lucky I did! Rupali is a mother, sculptor, artist, designer, and multi tasking powerhouse who inspires me, and we share the same passion for women's empowerment. I am grateful to work with her and her team of women who hand craft our ikat and block printed cloth napkins, placemats, zipper pouches, pillows, ikat wrap pants and throw pillows.
This month, on the blog and on social media, I will be highlighting women who work with Rustic Loom, and inspiring women. Support women owned businesses, and enjoy 15% off purchases through the end of March, enter code 'STRONGTOGETHER' at checkout.
Above is Rupali with her clay cast wares, and below are two of her wooden carved sculptures in celebration of International Women's Day and women's empowerment.