The artisans at WORK+ SHELTER have been busy creating these  Neon and Wood Bangles for Lydali,  a carefully curated online collection of fair-trade goods. We are so excited to work with them, and absolutely love the bangles.


Make sure you check out Lydali, shop their gorgeous goods and order your bangle set today!

WORK+SHELTER is the proud owner of a new single needle, lock stitch industrial sewing machine!

20130605_134607Masterji came out to WORK+SHELTER to help install the machine and train the women. As the women use the machine, he will come to assist them with any questions or technical support they may need.


We are so excited to start utilizing this machine. It will enable us to teach the women new schools and expand the products we can create for designers and retailers which will help keep WORK+SHELTER growing!



WORK+SHELTER co-founder Namita Krul recently took a trip to WORK+SHELTER New Delhi to help with the start of a new order for Christine Facella of Beetle and Flor.

Christine working with the women of WORK+SHELTER

Since Christine was traveling in India, the women were able to work on the order with her support.


Christine and Namita visited Charu Creations to hand pick the fabric and materials for the salamanders the artisans at WORK+SHELTER are creating.


The adorable Salamander the artisans created are going to be sold a the Smithsonian. Be sure to look out for more adorable animals available through Beetle and Flor and created at WORK+SHELTER!

WORK+SHELTER and Beetle and Flor Salamander

Andrea Soong was one of the initial Kickstarter funders for WORK+SHELTER. Recently she took a trip to New Delhi and got to visit WORK+SHELTER!

We asked her a few questions about her experience there and what it meant to help start WORK+SHELTER


1. What drew you to be a kickstarter funder for WORK+SHELTER?

Theresa is a good friend of mine from undergraduate days at Michigan. I must have seen something on Theresa’s (or the Lotus Odyssey’s?) facebook page, but I hadn’t heard of Kickstarter before then. It sounded like a really innovative way to support a great cause, especially because my school and work background has largely focused on women’s issues.

2. What made you want to visit the Shelter in New Delhi?

I was traveling to South India for a research project and contacted Theresa for some general travel tips and suggestions, and it just kind of worked itself out! I wanted to see Delhi for a few days, and Theresa needed to send some more materials to the ladies at WORK+SHELTER. So, I packed up 15 lbs of yarn from Theresa, and flew to Delhi where her (wonderful) mother-in-law hosted me and brought me to the shelter for an afternoon.

3.What was your experience like visiting the Shelter?

It was exciting to see the Shelter in person, and honestly, very fulfilling to see the funds in action. It is one thing to read about the organization and the womens’ bios on the website, but it is quite another to see it all in person. I was impressed with how the actual space was set up and organized. Everyone was working hard, yet the atmosphere was really cozy and friendly. The women were delightful–we didn’t speak each other’s language, but had a few laughs trying to do so!

4. Do you feel like WORK+SHELTER is making a positive impact on the lives of the women?

Yes! I believe it empowers women in a tangible and sustainable way.


Thank you to Andrea Soong for supporting WORK+SHELTER and telling us about her visit!

You too can help support WORK+SHELTER by purchasing any of the products on The Lotus Odyssey!


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IMG_1927We asked Caitlin Wicker of Sweatertoys to share her thoughts on working with WORK+SHELTER, read what she had to say!

“I’ve really enjoyed working with WORK+SHELTER. I had been looking for an opportunity to expand my business but was always hesitant to outsource because I didn’t know where to begin. Anjali and Theresa are very involved in every step of the process, and are dedicated to ensuring that the finished product is exactly what I’ve asked for. Their professionalism and experience in the industry is very reassuring. I’m confident that this relationship will continue to grow.”

A big Thank You to Caitlin!


If you are interested in sourcing through WORK+SHELTER, visit the Sourcing page and contact us at [email protected]!