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The Print Masters

INTRODUCING OUR PRINT MASTERS

INTRODUCING OUR PRINT MASTERS

 

 

The group of female-led masters strive to maintain traditional techniques of textiles and weaving that have been passed down for generations.

The talented group came to be in 2014 in an effort to provide sustainable employment opportunities for the local community. Some come from economic hardship and view sustainable work as the key to self-improvement and stability for their families.

Today they earn living wages and work 8 hours per day. They have the time to put love and care not only into their craft, but also their children, including investing in a local nonprofit to support children in need.

The group is committed to meeting international standards for production, and is certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard. 

 

 

Full Time Employees:
20 women

Age:
19 to 45

Location:
Karur District, India

Techniques:
Batik dying
Hand screen printing
Weaving

 

 

MEET SUBBULAKSHMI,
Quality Control

“After my husband died, it was tough to have a normal life. I joined this co-op for survival, and am now getting regular work with steady income. I oversee Quality Control and am now an expert in the checking technique. I am now able to manage my kids’ education, family basic needs and medical expenses. I am feeling good now.”

MEET LATHA,
Tailor

Due to harship, Latha’s living conditions were critical. Since her family was unable to support her and her children, a relative recommended the P.S.G. co operative as a way to earn income. She joined and became a dedicated tailor. Latha’s income has become stable and she is now living happily and is able to provide for her family.

 
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