SEA - Stitching Enviornment Again
The SEA project includes three Sustainable development goal adopted by United Nations for welfare of the whole world. They are as follows –
Sustainable Consumption and Production
Women Empowerment: This achieves gender equality is essential for our society without gender equality and empowerment, the country could not be just, and social change wouldn't occur.
Gender Equality: Efforts have been done in some areas to reduce income inequality. . At all levels - local, national and international - NGO represent the ‘voice of the people’. They have taken on roles such as advocacy, education and training, and have been active in monitoring what has, or has not, been achieved. They have started a several programmes for reducing gender equality.
Sustainable Consumption and Production: Sustainable development will be achieved not only by growing our economies, but minimizing waste in the process of doing so. Growth that contaminates the environment sets development back. Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty.
The project has been started in a village named Himmatpura near Jaipur District in Rajasthan. The village has low literacy rate due to the lack of employment. To generate employment and to preserve environment AIWS has started a project that provides employment to the villagers as well we provide handcraft training to them for the development of women in our society, with the help of raw material or by recycling the used clothes for making durable bags. This will help to reduce the consumption of plastic bags.
This project will comprise of a cycle where a team will collect old and waste clothes from all over the city. Those clothes will be sent for cleaning and will be utilized as a raw material for stitching bags.
Another team will be hired to supervise the village workings. They will transport raw material to the village and will collect the final product as well. Sewing machine would be placed at a hired place in the village and rural people will stitch bags by utilizing the old clothes. There would be two varieties in the quality of bags, cotton and denim bags.
These bags would be available online over the website and a team will roam around the city to sell them in bulk to companies and shops which are still using plastic bags. Denim bags can be used by college young people as they would be beautified by the tailors.
• Environmental cause- this project will help to reduce the consumption of plastic bags.
• There would be no requirement to buy new raw material. It will be a complete waste management project where waste product will become raw material for the production of final product.
• This will empower women of the area.
• It will generate employment which will ultimately raise their standard of living.
• This covers three SDGs adopted by United Nations, waste management, women empowerment and generating employment.
• Ultimate this will develop the whole rural area.
• Three teams would be constituted in which first team will collect and supervise the cleaning of old clothes.
• Second team will transport old clothes to the rural area and will constitute a team of rural people for the production.
• Third team will inspect and supervise the selling of final product.
• Every team will comprise of 4 members.
• One supervisor will be appointed to inspect the whole procedure and finances.
Bags will be available at two prices, cotton bags- 20 Rs. Per bag, denim bags- 25 Rs. Per bag for the market. Both of the costs will include the production and profit of rural people as well.
This small project would be able to create greater impact as it will be beneficial for the environment and for humans as well. Plastic is harmful for the environment and this can help in less consumption of plastic bags. This will raise the standard of rural area as it will provide employment to women and people living below poverty line.