Ses 3-8 Fashion as a response to social needs.ppt - • SEWA is a trade union registered in 1972 • It is an organization of poor self-employed women

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1 SEWA is a trade union registered in 1972. It is an organization of poor, self-employed women workers, who earn a living through their own labour or small businesses. They do not obtain regular salaried employment with welfare benefits like workers in the organized sector. They are the unprotected labour force of our country. Of the female labour force in India, more than 94% are in the unorganized sector. However their work is not counted and hence remains invisible.
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2 The SEWA movement is enhanced by its confluence of three movements : 1) the labour movement, 2) the cooperative movement 3) the women’s movement. But it is also a movement of self-employed workers : their own, home-grown movement with women as the leaders. Through their own movement women become strong and visible. Their tremendous economic and social contributions become recognized With globalization, liberalization and other economic changes, there are both new opportunities as well as threats to some traditional areas of employment. An Organisation & Movement
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3 SEWA IN THE GARMENT INDUSTRY SEWA supports & organizes Home Based garment Workers both who work on their own or in a garment industry on daily wages. Workers who work independently (subcontract basis) are paid piece wise for which they are paid as low as 5% of the total garment cost. If the piece is not up to the manufacturers satisfaction or its lost their wages are deducted. Workers who are members of SEWA, the organization helps them to get a higher piece rate or minimum daily wages in fairer working condition with welfare benefits & support form the company. SEWA has also helped own account garment makers to acquire new skills , improved Equipment & market information to keep pace with the local manufacturers. This included help them get loans for new upgraded machines & Gadgets, electrical connections at home & trainings at NIFT for advance knowledge.
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4 SEWA Trade Facilitation Centre STFC (SEWA Trade Facilitation Centre) is the marketing arm of SEWA in the textiles and handicrafts sector. It provides design, production and marketing facilities for apparel, accessories and soft furnishings, with embroideries provided by more than 15,000 rural craftswomen. STFC was established in 1998 with the mission of "empowering women through traditional skills". STFC is a non-profit organization, where the artisans (over 3,200) hold stake in the ownership and consequently in the decision making processes. The company has a modern garment manufacturing and packaging plant, a fully equipped design studio, latest IT and reporting systems, all designed to support product innovation, commitment to quality and business growth. STFC has partnered with top design specialists and institutes like NIFT and NID to address the need for continuous skill up gradation for its artisans.
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