Based in the foothills of the Himalayas,
Purkal Stree Shakti Samiti was founded in the year 2003 to empower underprivileged village women through the craft of applique, patchwork, hand embroidery, and hand quilting. After 17 years of its existence, the organization made a positive impact on the lives of 170+ women who come from more than 40 villages. Due to the disruption of operations because of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the 170+ women had to be dismissed in March.
How we came to be
Purkal has revived with the help of three young designers and entrepreneurs - Banee Batta, Aastha Giri, and Aiswarya Enolla Patri. With a modern approach and the traditional handcraft, all three of the girls aspire to preserve the legacy and take it to new heights! Aspiring to be self-reliant, the torchbearers take the brand forward as a Social Enterprise. The immediate goal of the brand is to rebuild sales and re-employ as many women as possible.