Making a connection between the women who make our garments, and those who wear them was a key aim when starting Cinnamon Junction, and this has become a reality with our #MADEBYWORNBY campaign.
Just as it says, we want to introduce you to a few of the ladies who make our products, and tell you a little about them. In return, we ask that you upload a picture of you in all your Cinnamon Junction glory, which we will put on our ‘Wall of Fabulousness’, via Instagram. By way of thank you, we will offer you 10% off your next order (excluding sale items). All you need to do is click the ‘Upload Your Image’ at the bottom of our Homepage.
Please meet Manju
Manju is in her mid-thirties and lives with her husband, 3 daughters and a son. When we first met Manju, it was her dream to add another room to her one roomed house, and this year, she did it, as well as adding a bathroom! An incorrigible giggler, she’s a joy to be around.
Proud of her job, she is first in and last out, and spends her free time at home doing what she loves ….. sewing! Like many women, Manju is juggling a full time job with looking after a large family, and she does it with military precision. She’s not known as ‘The Boss’ for nothing!
Here is Laxmi
Laxmi may be short in stature but is towering in personality! At 23, she stills lives at home, and loves to cook in her spare time. Although she looks forward to getting married and having a family of her own, she is in no rush, and is just happy at the moment, developing her skills at the workshop and helping to support her parents.
Here is Raju
Mum to 2 daughters and a son, she is our lovely Basanti’s sister in law, and a ‘giggler in crime’ with Manju. Such a happy addition to the workshop!
And this is Basanti
Basanti is in her thirties, and Mum to 2 boys and a girl. She wasn’t fortunate enough to go to school, so learnt to read and write alongside her children. A mentor to the younger ladies at the workshop, she is known for her exquisite stitching. With a smile that can light up a room, her confidence has grown since working and she has an eagerness to improve her knowledge and learn new skills.
Manju, Raju, Laxmi, Basanti and the other ladies they work with are thrilled to bits that ladies all over the world will hear their stories through CJ, and see you wear the fruits of their labour. Don’t forget, upload a picture of yourself wearing your Cinnamon Junction garments onto our website, and get your 10% discount on your next order.
The workshop where our garments are made encourages education amongst its employees, offering to teach them to read and write, and ensures that all female employees open their own bank accounts, and can fill in bank forms. They follow a strict ethical code, refusing to employ children in any capacity and ensuring that all staff are paid over and above the average wage, and are given regular days off. Promoting employment in the villages surrounding Jaipur is a key aim, and the focus is on offering their ladies financial independence, a chance to contribute to the family budget, and the confidence to improve on their skills.
And Cinnamon Junction is proud to be working alongside them… TOGETHER!