Entries by Theresa

Swag for Non-Profits: How Gift-able Goods Contribute to Your Mission

  In the dynamic world of non-profit organizations, effective promotion and fundraising are crucial for success. One innovative avenue that has gained traction in recent years is the use of custom-made sewn promotional products. These unique items not only serve as tangible symbols of support but also contribute significantly to the overall mission of non-profits. […]

3 Strategies for Brands to Increase Margin (but still source ethically!)

At WORK+SHELTER, we understand that maintaining healthy profit margins is essential for business sustainability. On that note, we’re about finding the win-win, where we can work together on a product line that grows with you as your business scales. We know that by now if you’re reading this, it’s because you share our values and […]

WORK+SHELTER Celebrates 12 Years

WORK+SHELTER was founded in 2011. To celebrate, we compiled a timeline of highlights and turning points as we’ve grown our staff,  our expertise, and our reliance on more sustainable materials. We couldn’t have gotten this far without our wonderful “clients who care.” Thank you!   A WORK+SHELTER Timeline 2007: W+S founder Theresa VanderMeer visits India […]


Embracing Recycled Cotton: W+S Expands Our Sustainable Fiber Supply Chain

At WORK+SHELTER, our ethos is deeply rooted in ethical practices, sustainability, and empowerment, especially for women in need. This commitment extends to every facet of our operations, from fair-trade labor to sourcing materials. Today, we delve into the world of recycled cotton fabric – a choice that resonates with our values and offers numerous benefits […]

Junior Manager Capacity Building at WORK+SHELTER

WORK+SHELTER exists to help women-in-need in India. This goal is accomplished in a number of different ways including meeting new team members or staff where they are on professional level, and providing them with opportunities, support, and tools along the way. Our team members in New Delhi may have vastly different levels of educational or […]


How WORK+SHELTER Brings Your Custom Product Designs to Life

Behind every great product is a thorough product-development process, and WORK+SHELTER offers a range of development services to help get your custom design ready for production. Our in-house team of can guide you through every step. Or we can work collaboratively with your design team to fill in any gaps between your developed materials and […]