Tea-Dyed Hand Warmers

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Last year, Katie Canavan of Under the Red Umbrella created the Tea-Dyed Yarn for WORK+SHELTER. We loved it so much, we created the Tea-Dyed Hand-warmers. The artisans at WORK+SHELTER knit our classic hand-warmer pattern using yarns dyed in Darjeeling and Chamomile.

You can read about the initial dyeing process on Katie’s blog, and order your Tea-Dyed Hand-Warmers on The Lotus Odyssey!


TIAW and the World of Difference awards

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We are so excited  that W+S Co-Founder Namita Krul has been chosen by the International Alliance of Women to be a recipient of the World of Difference Award! She is one of only 100 women across the globe to be chosen for the award this year, which will culminate in an awards ceremony in Washington DC in March 2014.

We are so thrilled that Namita has been recognized for all her work, and that her dedication to empowering women will be recognized.

Read more about TIAW and the World of Difference Award here and visit the New Yardsticks website, Namita’s Organization in the Netherlands.




W+S and Lydali

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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’s new sewing machine!

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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!