Padukas is an NGO working with the Warli tribe in the Palghar district of Maharashtra to help them earn a livelihood from their Native art, sewing skills, and their innate ability to learn and master a new craft. In 2014, Jeanette Haley started it with 8 women and they have grown to a family of 62 women from 31 nearby villages. They are not only aiming for making these women financially Independent but also nurturing the artists in them. Indian fabric scraps produced by the fashion industry are collected, segregated, combined and hand stitched into beautiful objects of art by their team of seamstresses.
Each Padukas product is handmade, therefore unique and original.