Did you know that garment workers are among lowest paid workers in the world, and roughly 85% of them are women?
That is why at Secret Projects we work solely with women, providing them with a safe working environment and ensuring a fair and stable income. We are proud to be able to say that we pay our makers double minimum wage per hour, and encourage all the production to take place in makers’ homes or local community centres.
Meet Aruna! Aruna is part of our Hindpur maker group.
Tell us a bit about yourself and how you become a maker?
I am a mother of two children. I decided to become a maker as I wanted to help my husband finance our children’s education. I have been making for Secret Projects for two years.
What impact has being a maker had on you and your family’s life?
I am happy to be assisting my husband with the household finances and being able to give my children a good education. I feel more responsible. My family is a lot happier now.
How does it make you feel?
I am happy to be a working and independent woman. I am proud of what I do.
How does it compare to other jobs you have had?
Compared to other jobs, my job at Secret Projects means that I can care for my family and be at home more.
What are your hopes and dreams for the future?
My life should be a inspiration to the women who are at home and feel worthless. I now feel valued for my work and they can too. I hope in the future more and more women in India work - for their families, but also for themselves. I think it is very liberating.
What would you like to say to the customers at Secret Projects?
I thank all the costumers who have purchased the products I have made, and have encouraged my work.