Entries by Theresa

April 10th, 2012

Today’s Skype screenshot from WORK+SHELTER: The power is out! And Ramkali needs an advance for her son’s school admission.

Tea Dyes

We are so excited about the new tea-dyed cowl necks we’re developing for our friend Kari at Rubina Design. Sneak peak below! From left to right we have wool dyed with Chamomile, Hibiscus, Darjeeling, Jasmine, & Green Tea.

Hindi Practice

Practicing my Hindi today with Ritu and Kulwant! How are you? Good! How am I? Good! Send my love to your sister! Ok! How is the weather? Cold!

A Birthday Wake-Up

Wow! What a great surprise birthday wake-up from my lovely WORK+SHELTER ladies! They pretended to feed me Indian sweets and sang Happy Birthday. It was well worth the pain of waking up at 6AM EST. šŸ˜€ This past year was all about bringing the W+S New Delhi vision to life – a year well spent. […]


  The latest round of WORK+SHELTER patterns are ready! Our friend, expert knitter Allyson Dykhuizen, designs these great, one-of-a-kind patterns just for us. We then translate them into Hindi so that the women at our New Delhi location can begin knitting. Check out Allyson’s patternsĀ here! Proceeds from pattern purchases help support WORK+SHELTER.

WORK+SHELTER New Delhi December Photos

Seema and Theresa Seema getting her dose of sunshine while she knits the forthcoming Corner to Corner Wrap Ritu’s old job paid less than $1 per day. Her fair-trade W+S wage is almost 10 times what she was earning.

we call it “the space”

I haven’t been this happy in months, probably a lot longer. Progress on WORK+SHELTER until now has been hard to define. I make organizational charts, supply chain work flows, budgets, two year plans, site wire-frames, and send out status emails to the team. They develop product samples, do bunches of legal research, and design branded […]