Livelihood Generation / Quiltessentially SNEHA

Quiltessentially SNEHA project was conceptualised and initiated in October 2009 and managed by Naina Fernandez , Project Director. The project aims to teach women from the adjoining slums a variety of skills and also providethem with gainful employment.

It was started as a pilot project since SNEHA strongly advocates financial independence as an ideal way to empower women. Thus far,the project has primarily depended on fabric donations from well wishers coupled with creative inputs from the Project Director. It involves educating the women in the basics of stitching and use of sewing machines. The flagship products are silk and cotton patchwork quilts and have been diversified to bags, table linen, cushion covers, curtains etc in order to use all the material optimally. The patchwork quilts are in unique designs such that no two quilts are similar. The patchwork also symbolizes what SNEHA stands for i.e weaving together of lives and communities in the areas we serve. The products are sold from the site as well as through sales at corporate houses .

Check out our latest collection of Quilts