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Saheli Women is a fashion social enterprise that partners international designers with Bhikamkor women to create ethically-produced clothing, accessories and homeware. Saheli Women was founded by IPHD in 2015 and currently has business partnerships with luxury fashion houses and designers in countries all around the world including England, Germany and Australia.

Saheli Women employs 20 Bhikamkor women who are paid a fair wage and trained in sewing and embroidery. The women earn a monthly salary that is well above the poverty line in India and receive health insurance coverage. Additionally, IPHD sponsors the educations of all daughters of Saheli Women members.

The Saheli Women production facility, located in the Saheli Community Center, is a safe space for women and their children, complete with a kitchen with electricity, bathroom with plumbing, library and vegetable garden. The center has a zero-tolerance policy against gender, religious and caste discrimination.

For more information, please visit our website at saheliwomen.com. If you are a university student interested in visiting and having Saheli Women produce your clothing, accessories or homeware designs, please learn about our Saheli Women Student Partner program.

If you are a fashion designer interested in partnering with Saheli Women, please email saheliwomen@iphdindia.com.