Entries by Theresa

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Where W+S Sources Our Fabrics

Welcome to the third installment of our development 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 Development Services are Right For You. This post will give you an overview of how and where we source […]

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Customize Your Products with WORK+SHELTER

WORK+SHELTER offers a variety of options when it comes to customizing your products. Whether you need 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. We work directly with the mills, dyers, and printers, managing and quality […]

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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 paid training program where we teach them the skills to create high-quality products for the export market. We do not have any prerequisites to joining […]

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 […]

Chances Are You Are Wearing This Fiber Right Now

Close to 80% of material used at WORK+SHELTER is cotton. Almost all of that is organic. Why does that matter? Well, besides the fact that this crop has likely been converted into material that is probably next to your skin right now, producing cotton can have startling social, environmental, and economic impacts. For starters, check […]

Designing with Upcycled Saris: A Fun + Sustainable Solution

  “To produce anything new, you’re using so many resources–using recycled materials is the most sustainable option.” -Lily Forbes Shafroth of LILY FORBES Co.   The pursuit of the world’s most eco-friendly material feels like an eternal journey. Over the years bamboo, organic cotton,and recycled polyester have all informally claimed to be the world’s most […]

Creating a Retail Brand with Custom Printed Brands

“I am so impressed by WORK+SHELTER’s efforts in helping women because it is not just about paying them a fair wage, but also about giving them a better life overall and a chance for a better future for themselves + their families. I have always felt like there needs to be a purpose to the […]

Expertly Sewn Button Ups for Fair Shirt

  “Fair trade is one of the few checks we have on a system that tends to be quite exploitative.“ -Holly Greenhagen of the Fair Shirt Project     We recently sat down with one of our clients, Holly Greenhagen, founder of the Fair Shirt Project, to talk about her experience partnering with WORK+SHELTER. (Update: […]