SEWA Trade Facilitation Centre (SEWATFC)

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The SEWA Trade Facilitation Centre (SEWATFC) is a non-profit company in India that was founded in 2003. It is the commercial arm of the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA). The women are the company shareholders and suppliers. SEWATFC helps women to develop and market products throughout India and internationally from two centres, in Ahmadabad and New Delhi (India).

SEWATFC works with 15,000 artisans, primarily embroiderers, in villages throughout the Northwest Indian province of Gujarat. SEWATFC also works with other groups of artisans, such as dyers, weavers and bead workers, in other parts of India. Depending on which area of Gujarat they live in, the embroiderers use traditional techniques such as ari, appliqué, jat, pakko, patchwork and rabari to hand decorate clothes and household textiles.

See also: Hansiba

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