Together-Ek Saath Collective Foundation was born out of a collective need, triggered by the unforeseen situation, to support livelihoods. Our heart and mission is set on generating simple sources of livelihood while honing skills, new & old. We focus on working with textile remnants and waste to create simple everyday products by currently engaging women makers.
We, the founders, are practising clothing & textile designers and it is through our individual practices at our labels that we are learning the value of all that is local & its relevance for development & inclusivity, especially in the current situation. We sincerely believe that the future of all that we choose to do lies deeply in the power of people coming together. #strongertogether
We identify & work with people who are in need of additional wages or work opportunities for sustenance.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT | For retail purposes. You can find our Masks on our Webshop currently.
TOGETHER SUPPORTS | 'Together Supports' is made up of products designed and made by the artisans themselves as part of their product offering. We at Together - Ek Saath are here to support them and bring them to you!
SKILL SHARE | Skill share with those who need new skills to sustain their livelihood. We work with people to teach them sewing and embroidery techniques to work and produce quality products made in textiles.
PRODUCTION SUPPORT | For brands/ organisations looking to make products and/or for sewing/ making services through our community of makers.
LOOKING FOR A MAKER | Helping people find each other.
MASK DISTRIBUTION | We partner with organisations that engage in food distribution and community support activities by providing them with masks that they distribute alongside other essentials to people in need.
*To provide work to those who have lost their main source of income or who need additional wages for sustenance.
*To develop & equip people with skills for self-sustenance.
*To repurpose fabrics and pre-loved clothing to tackle overconsumption and find new solutions for discarding.
Ours Goals align with with the following Sustainable Development Goals part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations.
# 8 Decent Work & Economic Growth
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
# 12 Responsible Consumption & Production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Our industry and its many stakeholders have been affected by the current situation and continue to be so as we speak. We find that through this collaboration of networks our outreach and impact can be far greater.
We are using technology to strengthen our community and provide sources to assist and develop those we work with. We know that needs don’t stop, it only the means that do and we hope to grow stronger together so that these means don’t stop.