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WORK+SHELTER’s Training Program

At WORK+SHELTER, we focus on supporting women in need and poverty alleviation by providing Indian women with fair-trade work. At our center in New Delhi women are entered into our 8 week paid training program where we teach them the skills to create high-quality products for the export market. We do not have any prerequisites […]

Customize Your Products with WORK+SHELTER

WORK+SHELTER offers a variety of options when it comes to customizing your products and designs. Whether you are looking to add your logo to our lineup of promotional products or you want an original print produced for your spring line, we’re here to make it happen. If you need help developing your product or idea, […]

Our Solution to Disposable Mask Pollution

Credit: Geoffrey Abraham   Despite the push for widespread vaccine access in late 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic rages on across the globe. Related, an unexpected “side-effect” has emerged: single-use plastic waste in the form of masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, etc. has been piling up at alarmingly rapid rates. One of the easiest ways to combat […]

Masks Without Borders

 Every day we are reminded that COVID-19 cases are still on the rise, so WORK+SHELTER, Chicago Fair Trade, and The Soondra Foundation have joined forces to bring masks to those struggling to access them. To aid in this effort, we have created the fundraising campaign, Masks Without Borders. Ever since the beginning of the […]

Ethical Small Business Gift Guide

Oftentimes, when people want to support us, they ask us where they can buy our products. So, to make it easy + fun for you this holiday season, we put together an ethical small business gift guide where we’ve highlighted a mix of our client partners and their products. By supporting their missions, you’re supporting […]

Where W+S Sources Our Fabrics

Welcome to the third installment of our Designer Services blog series! If you haven’t checked out the first two posts, we encourage you to do so– How W+S Brings Your Custom Product Designs to Life, and When W+S Designer Services are Right For You. This post is going to give you a comprehensive overview of […]

When W+S Designer Services are Right for You

Are you interested in utilizing WORK+SHELTER’s Designer Services but unsure what that entails? First, make sure you read our last blog post: How WORK+SHELTER Brings Your Custom Product Designs to Life. This second installment of our Designer Services blog series will help you decide when it makes the most sense to work with us on […]

How WORK+SHELTER Brings Your Custom Product Designs to Life

WORK+SHELTER offers a range of Designer Services to guide you through the process of creating custom designed products. If you’re not someone who has a lot of experience in the production side of the industry, you might not initially realize how complex it can be. Some of you may have even gone through the process before […]

Why Fabric Scraps are Worth Saving

Have you ever felt like fabric scraps are the bane of your existence? No? Ok, maybe it’s just me! At WORK+SHELTER fabric scraps are one of those pests, that no matter how hard you try (unless we’re working with a zero-waste* design) you simply cannot avoid them. Think of it this way, you have a […]