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PROJECT - ORGANIC KNITTING
Here at Toockies India, we’re committed to investing our expertise and resources in order to further achieve our cause. Since 2000, we’ve been supporting our community members in a variety of ways and measuring our success not by monetary size, but by more qualitative measurements such as the scale and effectiveness of our efforts.
In October 2008, a successful project for rural women in West Bengal was started. Collaborating with Sinko Corp, USA, these women became involved in making an organic, zero-waste dishcloth and many other fantastic products.
The brand is called Tookies and its products are today distributed through Lavinia Trade in Europe. The project has provided a livelihood for more than 800 women over the course of time.
Today, the women who are hand knitting these great products live in a tribal village near Kolkata. The beauty of this project is that it allows women to make a living from home enabling them to take care of their children.
Some women have opened a bank account for the first time in their lives, thanks to this project! With the income they earn, these women are empowered to secure a better future for their families.
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SOCIAL and ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Toockies India is 100 % plant-based, a biodegradable alternative that replaces plastic and petrochemical sponges and brushes; bath and beauty poofs, mitts and exfoliators; and everyday housewares. Toockies India project opens an unimaginable door of opportunity for our knitters. Women desperate for a dignified way to earn a living, are mobilized and trained to create Toockies products. A community center provides these women with a central location for training, knitting, picking-up yarn, and dropping off the finished product, though most knitters work from home, as is culturally required, allowing them to work flexible hours. The Toockies® project empowering these women to take charge of their own destiny.
Toockies India is a biodegradable alternative that replaces plastic and petrochemical sponges and brushes; bath and beauty poofs, mitts and exfoliators; and everyday housewares.