The Toockies project opens an unimaginable door of opportunity for our knitters. In Ujan, Nababpur, women desperate for a dignified way to earn a living, are mobilized and trained to create Toockies products as a co-op. A community centre provides these women with a central location for training, knitting, picking-up yarn, and dropping off the finished product, though most knitters work from home, as is culturally required, allowing them to work flexible hours.
The Toockies project is empowering these women to take charge of their own destiny.
In gratitude, they have given their knitters a voice by having them learn how to write their names and adding them to your packaging (keep your eyes peeled for their name on the back!) They have also added their photographs and their wishes to the toockies website so that anyone who wants to know who the name on their Toockies Brand Product belongs to, can look her up.
No surprise then why we love Toockies as much as we do!