Textiles have been handmade In India for thousands of years. Highly specialized techniques of weaving, dyeing and embroidery have been carefully passed down hundreds of generations. We are in constant awe of artisans that practice these traditional techniques with pride and precision. We strive to mindfully reinterpret these age-old techniques to create products that can be enjoyed in everyday life.
We donate 10% of our sales to support girls education programs in India. Research shows that educating girls is one of the most effective ways to turn the tide of poverty and fight gender inequality. When a girl goes to school, she earns more money, has healthier children, and reinvests more in her family. an education changes her life, and the lives of generations to come.
We’ve been close friends for 20 years. We’ve traveled together, worked together and shared many adventures in India, where we were both born. Through Bloom & Give, we want to showcase the incredible artistry and potential of India. Between us, we have three amazing daughters. Each day, we watch them develop confidence, learn new skills and become self-reliant by going to school. They validate our deep-rooted belief that education is a fundamental right for every girl - no matter where in the world she lives.
Anu is our angel on the ground in India. She coordinates the grassroots programs with our partners. She also identifies specific schools and villages that have an acute funding need and oversees these targeted programs.