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But the women of the Dalitwada, who faced extreme poverty cheap canada goose after the drought in parts of Rayalseema canada goose outlet canada from 2010 15, are now flooded with orders for their Canada Goose online cloth bags.

Self managing an informal canada goose outlet reviews enterprise, aided by the attractive social media posts of their supporters, the women have won over faraway buyers with their innovation, quality and efficiency.

It all began with a lucky conversation. Aparna Krishnan, a former software engineer from Chennai, canada goose outlet shop Canada Goose Online who moved to Paalaguttapalle to become an organic farmer, was asked by one of her dealers if she knew someone who could supply cotton bags to Hyderabad. Ms. Krishnan contacted N. Annapurna, who did tailoring jobs to support her family, and gave her 1,000 to canada goose outlet uk sale buy cloth.

Once the bags were done, she had them canada goose uk shop delivered to Hyderabad. Ms. Annapurna earned 1,000 for the order. Soon, more orders arrived, and the team canada goose outlet store uk grew to ten. With no skills canadian goose jacket other than farm work and cattle canada goose jacket outlet rearing, the women quickly learnt screen printing and embroidery, and adapted kolam patterns to expand their range of designs.

Ms. Krishnan helped the group with the initial finance, sourcing material, and canada goose outlet marketing via the Paalaguttapalle Bags website and Facebook page. Everything else maintaining inventory, purchasing and unloading material, packing and posting the bags canada goose coats in old rice sacks, apportioning work and sharing buy canada goose jacket earnings is done by the cheap canada goose women themselves.

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Their first big order arrived in 2017 the women made 1,700 bags for the Organic World Congress in Noida and generated revenue of Rs 5 lakh. In February 2018, they turned a profit of Rs 25,000 at a handloom expo in Goa, which they attended unprepared with little stock. They have also taken orders from several engineering colleges in Tamil canada goose black friday sale Nadu.

“We are able to earn a decent living now,” Ms. Annapurna says. Their hectic order schedule is met by roping in women from surrounding villages.

A room in Ms. Krishan’s home is the collective’s workshop and canada goose outlet nyc store; the women sew the bags in their homes on machines they have each saved money to buy. The Paalaguttapalle Bags’ customisable range now includes grocery bags, totes, conference bags featuring logos, tiffin carry bags for schoolchildren, jewellery pouches canada goose outlet new york city and fancy gift bags.

Ms. Annapurna says. “We want to make Paalaguttapalle Bags famous, for which we must make high quality, good looking bags. buy canada goose jacket cheap We are approaching banks for finance to buy more https://www.fcvfrankfurt.de equipment.”

Their latest innovation is a strong, canvas vegetable bag with compartments to keep tomatoes, say, from being squished by heavier potatoes. Ms. Krishnan’s Facebook post on the bag has fetched an overwhelming response it uk canada goose outlet will take the women a couple of months to turn out orders for about 2,000 bags priced at 350 each.

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