Sunavworld, LLC. is a Atlanta based social enterprise , formally registered in 2013 with the mission to promoting sustainable, fairly traded local and global gifts for the socio-economic empowerment of artists and artisans, especially women.
Sunavworld products are high quality, traditional art-based products and are made out of natural, sustainable raw materials. These products are a great addition to your wardrobe, home décor, kids collection and your soul.
Sunavworld is working with various fair trade micro-enterprises in Nepal and supporting employment to hundreds of artisans. However, Sunavworld mainly works directly with artists and artisans from three grassroots organizations…they are
Indigenous ‘Mithila’ arts and crafts from Janakpur Women Development Center (JWDC). These arts depict their daily lives and cultures in a colorful paintings that it is sure to compliment the décor of your dwelling.
Exclusive scarves and ‘Dhaka’ scarves are hand woven and hand dyed by the women in shelter run by the Women’s Foundation (WF). The women shelter are displaced due to gender base violence and gender inequity. These women are trained in traditional weaving patterns and are paid fare wages during training and weaving. Also, after selling the products, 50% of the profit goes to maintain the shelter and 50% of the profit is distributed among the weavers.
The Women’s Skill Development Organization (WSDO), provides training to women from rural villages in weaving and sewing. They weave traditional knotted fabric by hand and make beautiful, contemporary fashionable bags, pencil cases, dolls, home décors, etc. The Organization even help women to set up looms in their homes so that they do not have to walk for miles to get to the Center everyday to work.
All these organization are promoting social justice through women’s economic empowerment.
Sunavworld is glad to introduce the Kantipur Products for the first time in US in the fall of 2014. Kantipur Products are made with three layers of the finest muslin bound together with either bias tape or rik rak at the edges. Nepalese babies, kids and adults have been using this for all occasions since the 19th century Nepal. Sunavworld is working with few Bhutanese refugee women in Atlanta to make these products.