“UN SDG 1 - No poverty” and “UN SDG 5 - Gender Equality”, our community work focuses on alleviating systemic poverty by creating a sustainable ecosystem for women weavers and ground-level funding support to our communities in wake of disasters . By giving women the opportunity to weave, we work to prevent their outward migration and improve their financial stability.
Under the aegis of our initiative of “cultural sustainability” of indigenous communities, we work with +1200 weavers across different age groups so that indigenous heritage of handwoven textiles/tenun crafted on backstrap loom is preserved, rejuvenated, and passed on from one generation to the next. Till date, TORAJAMELO has preserved 27 indigenous motifs and revived 4.
TORAJAMELO is continuously improving its sustainable practices by sourcing natural materials, reducing waste, working with local suppliers, and heading towards developing a local circular economy. We are currently investigating our end-to-end supply chain in order to identify areas where we can act more responsibly, build transparency, and achieve 100% product traceability.