Molly is a qualified and experienced seamstress with a diploma in fashion design who runs her own sewing unit in a small town, 2 hours southeast of Kolkata in the north eastern state of West Bengal, not far from the border with Bangladesh. In this region, the primary income generating activities for both men and women are in agriculture, brick making or working as daily labourers, all of which are incredibly physically demanding as well as low paid.
Molly is passionate about making products to generate life changing revenue and wanted to be able to offer an alternative way of earning an income to the women in her community, many of whom are extremely vulnerable to being trafficked. Frighteningly, over half of all women trafficked in India are from the state of West Bengal.
Whilst working for an NGO, Molly delivered sewing training to 12 young women and it was this experience that led her to take the brave step to run the training and production unit independently, inviting the young women she trained to become members of Adera Apparels. As a Sewing Unit, they take on various orders both from Secret Projects as well as other businesses, not only providing the women with an additional source of employment and income, but sewing and manufacturing training as well.
Secret Projects is proud to count Molly as one of their partners. Molly and her Makers produce our beautiful Secret Sari Dresses under our Prevention Through Production Programme.
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