Global Activism: Indian beauty meets benevolence

June 13, 2013

Worldview

Hannah Warren (right) sets up a sewing machine with a seamstress. Sewing machines are donated by Jhoole.

For Hannah Warren, what began as a photography project in Maheshwar, India ended up as an eco-fashion social enterprise called Jhoole. Jhoole's mission is to empower Indian weavers with materials, on-the-job training and health care.

"We help them to develop eco-friendly products that incorporate natural, organic and recycled materials," she says.

A percentage of profits go toward community-based initiatives such as literacy, and access to technology. For Global Activism, Hannah Warren, executive director and founder of Jhoole shares her vision for her organization with us.