Design for Development
The Street Survivors India project, founded by Shabnam Ramaswamy, established a center in Murshidabad in 2004 with a view to provide employment to women living in the villages of West Bengal. What began as a livelihood program quickly developed into the label ‘Katna’s Kantha.’
The IMC IMPACT 2018 Fashion Show and Bazaar presents work co-created by women artisans and designers, highlighting traditional craft practices and, where the design solutions are rooted in India’s current context, culture and identity. The idea behind this bazaar is not just to showcase the skills of rural women artisans, but also to raise consumer consciousness in Mumbai and support sustainable fashion and development.