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Aerial view of woman sewing kantha stich quilt

Empowering artisans

A not-for-profit social enterprise working to empower and employ women from marginalised communities in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

We preserve local skills and traditions, to have a positive environmental impact, and to empower women from marginalised communities by providing meaningful and stable employment along with fair living wages.

We focus on upcycling traditional sari fabric and ethically sourcing materials to create beautiful products. We aim to preserve local traditional techniques, such as block-printing and kantha-stitching. Our artisans breathe new life into secondhand sari fabric by turning it into beautiful products that are unique, zero waste and socially impactful.

Shakti.ism partners with grassroots women's and girls' NGOs, ensuring fair working conditions, safe, supportive working and community spaces, and encouraging entrepreneurship to break the cycle of poverty.

Shakti means 'power' in Hindi and other South Asian languages.

Shakti.ism signifies female energy being put into action, ‘women’s power-ism’, or women’s empowerment.

Designed in London

Ethically handmade in India and Bangladesh

Vasanthi, Sharmi and Sathiya modelling Shakti.ism tote bagsArtisan Chanda busy blockprinting fabric by hand for Shakti.ismThat's me, Jitna (the social entrepreneur behind Shakti.ism)

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  • "Beautiful item, and I love the cause the money is going towards!"
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  • "Love these wraps, they are so colourful and perfect for wrapping presents."
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  • "Perfect & gorgeous! Made my friend really happy on her birthday! Will definitely shop here again, arrived in great time."
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  • "Very well made, with strong, vibrant colors, pretty details, item matched description and my own expectations."
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Season’s greetings! Team Shakti.ism is taking a short break but our shop will stay open, which means any orders placed will be shipped out from the 2nd of January onwards. Please keep in mind Royal Mail announced several strike campaigns in Nov and Dec, and the resulting backlog may delay parcel delivery in early January as well. Thank you for your patience and support in 2022. Have a wonderful Christmas/ holiday season/ December, and we’ll see you in 2023!

Best wishes,

Team Shakti.ism

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Returns Address

Shaktiism c/o Mailout, 27a Greenwood Pl, London, NW5 1LB, GB

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