From March 1st through March 31st 2021, Womanspace and Jhoole will be hosting our second annual “Experience India” fundraising event, inviting people to support our unique collaboration for women’s empowerment. Jhoole is a nonprofit, ethical fashion social enterprise based in Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh, India that employs women to help them gain economic independence, invest in education and break the cycle of poverty in their community. Jhoole focuses on empowering women both financially, through employment and vocational training, and as individuals, through community programming in literacy, mindfulness, health and the creative arts.
This year, Experience India will be primarily virtual. It will feature pre-recorded programs related to Indian culture, ethical fashion and women’s empowerment efforts—locally and across the globe. Experience India will have an online auction component with various items including experiences, art and handicrafts. We will also introduce a new hand-dyed, block-printed athleisurewear collection designed by a collaborative group of artists from Womanspace and Jhoole and made-to-order by Jhoole.
When people purchase Jhoole’s handcrafted products from Womanspace, they are helping to support Jhoole’s mission in Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh, India. The sale of these products will also generate income to support Womanspace’s work of empowering local women. This is a mutually beneficial relationship that allows us to support women’s empowerment both here and abroad through the power of social enterprise.
There will be many free programs as well as some premium options that must be purchased. Register on this site for free to receive updates and information about the event!
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