The artisans that we have the privilege to work with are the most selfless, kind, and altruistic people that we have ever met. Many artisans, having come from poverty, work not for themselves, but so that their families can have better lives.
Sabeeha (pronounced Saa-bee-ha) has been working with us since 2012 creating ribbon yarn. Unlike our spun yarns (e.g. Worsted Weight Yarn), Ribbon Yarn is made by tearing reclaimed fabric and then sewing those strands together to make silky ribbon.
Sabeeha's specialty is making these types of Ribbon Yarns, carefully and masterfully sewing them together. The last time Nicole went to India, she was able to meet with Sabeeha alongside her other ribbon-making coworkers!
Everything that Sabeeha does is for her son, Mohammed Afnan Pasha (pronounced Mo-ha-med af-nuhn paa-shuh). Mohammed is in high school and loves learning. His mother's goal is to make sure that he graduates. Education is not always guaranteed to children in India, something that may seem shocking to people living in the USA. Access to education depends on where you live, your families standing in the caste system, your gender, and of course your families' finances.
With the support of our community, Sabeeha's job makes it possible for her son to get the education he deserves and loves! Dozens of children just like Mohammed have had their lives changed for the better because of support from people like you.