Creating safe spaces in India where women can come to work and make a fair wage.

Recent Work

The women of WORK+SHELTER are busy making new products.

Ramkali Ji Headed to work


Madison Cowl in Cobalt



More About Our Company

WORK+SHELTER creates safe spaces across India where women in need can come to live and work. W+S encourages self-reliance amongst its female stakeholders while promoting hands-on training and capacity building. At W+S women are taught to use the skills they have or develop new ones, and contribute to the success of the organization by effectively filling their role within the larger production process. Apparel and accessories produced by the women are then sold to overseas markets.

Why Women? Why India?

According to the World Bank, India is home to nearly 1/3 of the global poor. In some Indian states, as much as 70% of the population suffer deficits in health, education, and living standards (HDR 2011). Further, women comprise 70% of the world’s poor (ILO).

WORK+SHELTER is working to change that.

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Recent Blog Posts

December 13, 2013 |

Tea-Dyed Hand Warmers

  Last year, Katie Canavan of Under the Red Umbrella created the Tea-Dyed Yarn for WORK+SHELTER. We loved...

September 3, 2013 |

TIAW and the World of Difference awards

We are so excited  that W+S Co-Founder Namita Krul has been chosen by the International Alliance of Women to be a...

August 20, 2013 |

W+S and Lydali

The artisans at WORK+ SHELTER have been busy creating these  Neon and Wood Bangles for Lydali,  a carefully...

August 1, 2013 |

WORK+SHELTER’s new sewing machine!

WORK+SHELTER is the proud owner of a new single needle, lock stitch industrial sewing machine! Masterji came out...

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