One of the special things about a ConneXions blanket or card is
Almost all these products are produced within the homes of the women who work for us. Patriarchy is alive and well in Kolkata and women are frequently not allowed to work outside of the home.
They are expected to do all the household chores, collect water and care for children. However, they are allowed to come to Connexions, collect raw materials and then work in their spare time making beautiful blankets and cards.
They feel safe and happy surrounded by their own things in their own home. They are available to tend to any household jobs and can look after their children. For ConneXions it also means we can take on anyone who wants to work because we don’t have to make space for them on site – It is a win-win