‘The Initiative’ Turns Your Old Saris Into Amazing Products & Helps Women

Photo : Instagram/@_theinitiative

‘The Initiative’, is a beautiful concept that helps women find employment – women who lack an educational background. They turn women’s old saris into godhadis (handcrafted quilts) and  amazing products like diaries, laptop sleeves and more.

Photo : Instagram/@_theinitiative

They train women who are talented and motivated. The founder of ‘The Initiative’ of how her grandmother crafted lovely products which always had a personal connection. Taking this forward, the founder, Arushi Aggarwal, believes that it will sustain handcrafting practices of India.

Photo : Instagram/@_theinitiative

The website of the organisation states, ‘It is this meaningful connection we strive for, while designing our products. Merging a passion for handmade items and the rationality of product design, we bring that kind of soul and value into people’s everyday lives.  We believe that every one of them tells a story – where it came from, who made it and how. Every little cut, stitch, fold and hem is made by hands just like yours. ‘

Photo : Instagram/@_theinitiative

Their pieces are one of a kind – a rarity in today’s plagiarised world.

You can visit their online shop and have a look at their products for yourself.

Photo : Instagram/@_theinitiative

The simple sounds of Godhadi making from their official Instagram handle @_theinitiative:

Preview Photo : Instagram/@_theinitiative

Heer Khant
Heer Khant

Traveller | Writer | Photographer | Maverick | Social Worker | Lawyer | A freedom-loving woman for whom words are like wings to her soul. She believes in aliens, hates boundaries and lives like the first human on Earth.

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