Glorka Women Empowerment Projects
"When women of different cultures, age and status come together into a circle to craft, share and co-create - something amazing happens... It's hard to explain, but it just feels magical..."
~ Zhenya Glorka, founder of glorka.
Winter 2018 glorka had partnered up with AmmachiLabs - the incredible team of women from the Ashram of Mata Amritanandamai (Amma). Together we went to India to help women from rural villages that have no access for education, employment opportunities, or any ways to support themselves and their families..
We taught women simple glorka designs, shared knowledge, stitched together and created a few collections of beautiful comfortable dresses and caftans.
Since that year Zhenya Glorka has been expanding this project from India to Costa Rica, Panama and Puerto Rico to co-create, sew and craft dresses with indigenous and local women from rural villages.
Together we have been creating wonderful collections of bohemian caftans, robes and skirts.
The goal of this movement is to empower rural women and help them become more independent, self-reliant and simply happier...
It is such an honor to be able to spend time together, share knowledge and create beautiful pieces.
Learning new stitches, laughing and sharing good moments - this is a true co-creation - sacred, beautiful, and uplifting.
It is interesting that even though the initial goal of the project was to empower women by teaching them a new skill and introducing the concept of entrepreneurship - by the end of the day the most significant value turned out to be a heart-to-heart connection and spending time together in a creative flow. This is truly the most healing and fulfilling experience.
Each piece created within this project is a unique gem handmade with much care and love in a circle of women. It has its own story and carries its own beautiful energy.
The proceeds from the purchases of the dresses we co-create go back to supporting this project and these women.
In 2023 we started a new project in Puerto Rico, opening a new space where local women can come on a regular basic, learn how to stitch and share their knowledge with others.
Follow our journey on instagram and read about our projects in rural villages in India, Boruca village in Costa Rica and Kuna tribe and their incredible traditional molas in Panama
Stay tuned as we are expanding our partnership with a non-profit organization "Women In Need PR" to empower local women in Puerto Rico!
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Special THANK YOU to Mata Amritanandamayi for guidance, inspiration and unconditional love...