I arrive in Bombay in the middle of monsoon. The moment when the rest of Sweden is on summer holidays, I go for my first business trip in many years.
In 2009 I and my friend Jenny decided to treat ourselves with a trip to Bombay. That was the start of my love for this contrasting, vivid and energetic city.
Since 2014 I am producing zero waste products in India and I am here to visit my factory. Photos and stories from my amazing factory ❤️ below.
There’re so many things that continues to confuse me within the working environment for textile factory workers. Payment per-product for example. It’s the standard within textile industry. Getting paid like that creates an enormous stressful working environment for the textile worker. In the factory where KeepJar produces the workers gets paid monthly. And also in downfalls of production. And retirement funds are paid for.
The packages for KeepJars organic gots cotton products are mostly packaged by homewifes. Hiring house wifes is a conscious choice by the factory owner. He and I share the same backround previously working for international NGO’s/aid. Getting house wife’s to work is a way out of poverty for the families. It’s a way of fighting for gender equality. Did it cross your mind why the women in the picture are sitting on the floor working?