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This week’s inspirational quote:
“HOCUS POCUS FOCUS”
At Women on Wings we follow this belief: keep your focus on your main target and stick to your plan. Which of course needs to be evaluated every now and then, and can be tweaked if a new reality occurs. Like all of us in this community did during COVID-19…
This belief has helped us to successfully complete 15 years of creating impact in rural India. For a better future. FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.
And our journey continues.
A big thank you for joining us! Have a great week ahead!7 likes
reCharkha celebrating 75th India Independence Day!
75 years of Indian Independence
75 years of glory
75 years of the Tricolour swelling with pride in free air
Let's pledge to free all from the world of Plastic!!
REDUCE what can't be refused
REUSE what we cannot Reduce
UPCYCLE what we cannot Reuse
RECYCLE what we cannot upcycle
Happy Independence Day to one and all!
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Ready to collaborate with eco-friendly & sustainable brands
After 8 years of handcrafting foods and with a strong customer base Nutreat is now ready to collaborate with you. If your brand is
*Creating a great opportunity to you as well as your society.
* Rural women empowerment (Optional)
* Women empowerment (Optional)
* Unique and natural products crafted
* Handcrafted (Optional)
* Zero carbon (Optional)
* Farmer based products (Optional)
And many more unique points that we might have missed, we are ready to collaborate with your brand.
Interested can send us your brand details at [email protected]
Raising Vocal for Local
"Colour the Bag" contest by Nutreat Bangalore Outlet.
When words can't art can. Art is a great form to teach anything or to express everything. Here we took the help of art to teach our kids "Be Local" for sustainable living.
The contest was held at Nutreat Bangalore Outlet hosted by Mrs.Pushpalatha Reddy with the concept "Ancient art of India" and delivering the message that the kids should be enlighten with our rich traditions & knowledge.
Great Indian Kitchen !
Though the film is not much about the art of cooking there was a secondary message to all men/ women who consider Cooking or Kitchen is only meant for ladies.
Have you ever licked your fingers after having the tremendous Kerala Puttu with fish curry cooked in coconut milk? Does your cravings hike when you smell the aroma of Sunday Biryani? Did you resist yourself for second serving of Andhra mutton curry? Yes ! right, but have you ever ponder about the laborious work behind all these wonderful senses and appreciate your dear lady?
If not may be you should watch this movie, just to understand the hunch of Indian house wives.
Nutreat always discuss and portraits Indian traditions that are pragmatic but not stereotypes. However still many Indian house holds till today are caught up with oppressive thoughts such as women are meant only for Kitchen, all the messy works should be done by her itself and all blah.
This movie exactly resounds such kind of behaviour by men which could be totally intolerable for a lady and though she can't deny but the film sure will increase your food cravings with visuals of kappa (tapioca) biriyani, naadan fish curry coupled with fish fried in coconut oil, homemade banana chips, puttu and kadala curry, and masala black tea.
The easiest way to men's heart is through his stomach but can you find out for a woman?
Of course it is your hand !
Kids should be taught about the importance of eating local & traditional foods when still they are young. Know why?
Engaging Kids in cooking and Visiting events that focus on local food cultures could be a great way to teach your kids about local foods & its importance.
Nutreat conducts such awareness programs for every 6 months, one such event was "Kids & Stonegrinder"
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We at EarthCare firmly believe in the four pillars it is built.
Empowering the local community is one of the main pillars of EarthCare.
Born & brought up at Poochackal, we have a strong bonding and commitment towards our village which prompts us to work towards a better living for the entire community.
Education for the children in our village is getting tough these days due to the Covid situations, lockdowns and restrictions. They are unable to go to regular school and deprived of all the social elements which supports their mental health. Their parents are struggling with irregular or no income. Most of them had to invest on smart phones to continue learning which is expensive for them.
Empowering the children with education is the best way to have a bright future for them as well as for the village.
We, at EarthCare have decided to support the village children with a new and novel venture.
EarthCare has launched a Book Bank - "Grama Book Bank" to support our village gems. The book bank will provide them with Notebooks and pencils. To begin with, we will support each child with One note book & One pencil.
The book bank will
- Work from Grama Center, which is easily accessible.
- Note Books & Pencils will be kept outside the Grama center.
- Anyone can walk in and pick One Note book & One pencil per child.
- The book bank will be operational throughout the year
We make this project happen with the profits we make from selling our Chemical free, natural Home & Personal care products
We thank our customers, family members, relatives & friends who regularly support us in our vision of a "better living" for our village community.
Better Living | Sustainable lively-hood | Promotion of village craft |Community empowerment
GRAMA is a project initiated by ‘Earthcare’, a locally-run enterprise that works to support the village community through initiatives in crafts, nature products and responsible businesses.
Grama means “village” in Sanskrit and the word is synonymous with all the products we sell. All our products are crafted in villages. We work with different groups, organizations, individuals, and women Self Help Groups (SHGs) to create sustainable products and communities.
We work with different Co-ops/ Organizations/ Individuals/ Women SHGs to create sustainable products and communities.
Giving life to a fifty year old weavers co op for producing quality 100% Cotton handloom towels, Supporting a Women SHG with contract for manufacture of Herbal Handcrafted soaps, Supporting local artisans by marketing their products and creating own environment friendly products are all part of our activities.
Four pillars we believe in
1. Produce and sell environment-friendly products to make the earth a better place to live in
A change should start from home.
All our products are made from naturally available raw materials and are completely safe to use and completely bio degradable. We use recycled paper for packaging and encourage recycling or buy back of other packaging materials
We truly believe that our little efforts will contribute towards a major cause.
2. Support economic growth of villages by finding a market for village crafted products and small businesses
While being committed to produce and sell sustainable products, we are also focused to provide opportunities and thereby improve the living conditions of our villagers. We support the craftsmen/ artisans with raw materials, finance, sales platform, and trainings.
Upon using GRAMA village crafted products, you are putting your share in empowering the village and the communities/ businesses we support.
3. Reduce inequalities in the society and empower women through community give back policy by creating sustainable livelihoods
We believe in the power of women to transform a homestead or a community. Women are pillars of a family and empowering them individually or through SHGs will directly contribute to a sustainable lifestyle in the villages. Our community giveback policy supports women entrepreneurs and employees and their families.
4. Provide safe working conditions, pay fair wages, and create awareness of better living
Our business principles are based on fair trade principles. Human and environmental considerations are our prime concerns. We provide our employees/ partners with better living standards, pay fair wages and prices and always strive to have safe working conditions
Its a super launch
Glad to announce that we have already launched our Super recipe which is 100% plant based and designed by a holistic nutritionist Dr.Sushma Gumma who curated the recipe for us with all her practical research.
The recipe was curated with raw banana flour and organically grown spices from Kerala. The special about the recipe is raw banana flour is sourced from Vyanjanam an incubation supported by Jagriti Enterprise Centre-Purvanchal.
All together it is a super collaboration of Nutreat with a nutritionist, and an incubation.
The launch took place at Anu My Baby by Shri.Ramesh Gajula who supported unconditionally for this super collab.
The recipe is designed for boosting up your metabolism naturally which also aids in boosting your immunity, skin and hair care by maintaining the gut health.
Check more details on https://www.nutreatglobal.com/product-page/super-brew-metabolic-booster
Awareness event on Handcrafted foods
When we talk about food we mostly talk about healthy food or Tasty food. How about talking both at one-time?
Keeping this in mind Nutreat has organised an awareness event at Vyannjan Food Stalls, Hyderabad.
The purpose of the event was to create "how tasty and healthy the foods are when we handcraft them and at the same time communicating a great experience on our traditions to the audience"
The event was hosted by our Creative associate Lakshmi Prasanna and super energetic RJ- Hasya (Volunteer) as anchor.
Contest rules- Participants can make any recipe out of Nutreat handcrafted Ragi flour (Distributed for a week) while their kids enjoying the handcrafting at the same place. All visitors are allowed to try stone grinders and to taste the recipes by contestants.
There were totally 15 participants and almost 20 delicious recipes that pushed the judges into trouble. Finally there were 4 recipes that won thumbs up from all the judges and visitors by end of the day.
It was fun and healthy.
The motto of the event was well delivered" that handcrafted foods are always crowned when compared to machine made with just a simple tap and people accept the original goodness when created awareness"
The event was well flourished with the great support of Miss.Deepthi (Vyannjan) while RJ- Hasya stole the event.
Last but not least we found a Gem in the name of Prasanna who carried the event single handedly yet in times of uncertainty.
Special thanks to Team Unekha for being a event-partner of our "Fun way to create Awareness on Handcrafted foods"
This is what this Women on Wings community platform is all about: connecting social enterprises so they can learn, get inspired and share best practices. We are extremely pleased to see our partners AVANI from Uttarakhand and ACTION CENTER FOR TRANSFORMATION (ACT) from Haryana, come together in Haryana for a workshop on natural coloring conducted by Avani's Delhi team.
Avani is known for e.g. handmade knits and weaves, and its organic dyes and ACT for its home and lifestyle products made from recycled paper waste. Both social enterprises focus on creating livelihoods for women in rural areas and it is a pleasure to work with both on the realization of their goals.
A wonderful example of cocreation!
Doing our best to create a "Zero Waste Food Production" kitchen.
Recently we have our analysis on "The food materials that we are wasting" after procurement from the farmer. As said it not even 1% wastage from our traditional kitchen that does into the garbage.
No surprise it is "Zero".
In year 2019-2020, there was few situation where we have to throw our Dry nuts & Seeds which was almost 3% of our procurement. However a strategy and a stubborn decision of procuring low quantities at higher price from the farmer gave us Zero wastage by the year 2022.
Although need some good reach to support more the farmers and create more employment in the rural areas our simple and steady strategies are working incredible in achieving the universal goal SDG-12.
Soon we will make your jaws drop by procuring more from the farmer but Zero wastage industrial kitchens are possible with our unique strategies.
Deep diving into the world of brand building & marketing. Experts at Women on Wings Danielle Pels and Remke Vet have started their workshop with our partner Jharkhand State Livelihoods Promotion Society in Ranchi. Jointly we are building its Palash brand so more jobs are being generated for women in rural Jharkhand.
The next 2 days the teams will work together on creating concrete plans to make it happen.8 likes
Thank you so much everyone for warm welcome and appreciating our EcoSocial Initiative!
We have two exhibitons/markets in two cities in the Netherlands.
Almere and Amsterdam! Details are below:
TWEE EVENEMENTEN - TWEE STEDEN !!!
reCharkha EcoSocial komt naar Almere Centrum en Amsterdam.
Kies onze trendy, modieuze producten - Upcycled, handgeweven, gemaakt door onze tribale ambachtslieden uit India!
En wees trots om ons EcoSocial doel te steunen!
Alle opbrengsten voor deze aankoop gaan naar onze eenheid in Village Bhor, Pune, India!!!
Datum: 21 mei 2022
De Diagonaal 1315 HR Almere-Stad, Nederland
Tijd: 12:00 - 17:00 uur
De Groene Bende van West, Midwest Amsterdam, Nederland
Tijd: 11:00 - 17:00 uur
Please share in your Almere and Amsterdam friends and family connects! See you soon!
We are Knitting Huts!
We are a For Profit Social Enterprise working with rural women of Himachal Pradesh to develop premium hand-knitted products for humans and their homes.
We take orders for our international clients as well to produce under their labels using yarns like Pure Cotton, Organic Cotton, Pure Silk, Cashmere, Yak, Angora, Mohair, Merino and Sheep Wools.
Our products are listed on etsy.com at the moment and our website is under the works.
We are a fairly new organization in social enterprise arena and have had great experiences in the short span of time working with talented rural populations of the region. We truly believe that the art of hand-knitting is still under utilized when it comes to upliftment of handicrafts industry as a whole. We see a lot of weaving work, bamboo work, wood carving, embroidery and block printing but hand-knitting, for some reason, lags far behind.
We are working towards streamlining the hand-knitting industry and making premium hand-knits cool again!