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  • A look at what we have been up to

    Posted on April 29, 2014 by admin in Blog.

    This blog has been neglected. Not because we have not had much to say but mostly because of oversight and okay, I admit it, a bit of lethargy. So, in a bid to get up to speed at what we have been up to, here is a quick peek at some of the work we [...]

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  • While We Were Away

    Posted on September 11, 2013 by admin in Blog.

    It has been a while since these pages were updates. Here’s a quick update on what we have been busy with. and… and…

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  • Hiltingbury school bags

    Posted on March 16, 2013 by admin in Blog.

    Recently, we made some bags for Hiltingbury school in Hampshire. The image was one which had won a competition in the school. Don’t you just love the bright sunny image? Much like the smiles on those who made the bags.  

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  • Good Deals 2012

    Posted on December 4, 2012 by admin in Blog.

    Last week, I was at the Good Deals conference. I was lucky enough to have been awarded one of the five bursary places at the social investment conference and decided that this was a good time to improve my understanding of the subject. Walking into the venue, I was daunted by the scale of my [...]

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  • Of cyclones and such like

    Posted on November 22, 2012 by admin in Blog.

    About a month ago, around the same time as hurricane Sandy, a smaller but powerful cyclone (named Nilam) was gathering storm over the Bay of Bengal. It was predicted to cause havoc along the coast when it crossed into land. And indeed it, taking with it precious lives, knocking off trees and rendering vast areas [...]

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  • At home with the printer

    Posted on July 23, 2012 by admin in Blog.

    Our printer Mounussamy is an important cog in our fairly turning wheel. He is a skilled craftsman who prints ever single one of our orders by hand and has a sharp eye for detail. Mounussamy is also a skilled carpenter. He built this entire exposure unit on his own using readily-available scraps of wood and [...]

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  • A day in the life of Geetha – Part 3

    Posted on July 6, 2012 by admin in Blog.

    I start work at 9 am every day and finish by 5pm sharp. In the evening, the kids do their homework at around 7 pm. And that is my time to wash the clothes and hang them out to dry.

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  • A day in the life of Geetha – Part 2

    Posted on July 4, 2012 by admin in Blog.

    The children leave for school at 8.10. My older two, 14-year old Deepika and 12-year old Karankumar walk to the end of the road where the school van picks them up. My husband drops my youngest son, 8-year old Avinash to the end of the road where he joins his brother and sister. By 8.30, [...]

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  • A day in the life of Geetha – Part 1

    Posted on July 2, 2012 by admin in Blog.

    This is a new series which charts the day as it unfolds in the lives of the women in our sewing unit in India. Meet our 33-year old supervisor Geetha. – “My day begins at 5 o clock. I cook my family’s breakfast and get their lunch ready. I usually make idlis and chutney. Some [...]

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  • Oscar’s Fish

    Posted on May 17, 2012 by admin in Blog.

    A couple of years ago, nine-year old Oscar drew a little fish swimming in the sea and added a little thought bubble about how plastic bags were choking the environment. He entered his drawing into a competition and luckily for him, it was chosen the winner. And now, we have a bag which proudly bears [...]

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