Stitch-a-Living is Chhoti Si Asha’s flagship initiative. First started in 2007, it aims to provide meaningful livelihood opportunities to women from village communities of Nayagaon, Khudda Lahora and Khudda Jassu, near Chandigarh.
Since 2014, the organization operates a work-centre in village Khudda Jassu where it works with women to make contemporary and market-driven products. These products are then sold through online and offline retail outlets, exhibitions and conferences.
Today Chhoti Si Asha’s range of products include 200+ different designs across handbags, conference merchandise and lifestyle accessories. We also make personal accessories such as jewelry, scarves, pouches, wallets and home accessories such as pouffes, cushion covers, table mats and runners, coasters etc. The products are made using a diverse set of materials including hand printed cotton, jute, canvas and denim.
The organization re-ploughs 100% of profits earned from sale of merchandise towards welfare programs to benefit the communities it works with and to increase its outreach.
Further, none of the management committee at Chhoti Si Asha draws a salary or receives remuneration or compensation from the organization in any form.
You can read more about our approach of working with the community womenfolk here.