Show ‘real people’ not staged photo-ops. Images showing ‘real people’ doing ‘real work’ help to generate a sense of climate solutions being integrated into daily life.
In India wild silk has long been prized as a premium product, with skilled women reeling silk from cocoons to be woven into beautiful fabrics. But behind the luxury there has been suffering – the traditional process of producing thread, thigh-reeling is a physically demanding and undignified process with women working long hours to produce enough silk to make a living. Resham Sutra has developed a range of affordable electric reeling machines that vastly improve working conditions and create a predictable, dramatically increased income for silk workers.
WHAT IT SHOWS: women workers using new spinning wheels to make silk. Resham Sutra - 2019 Ashden Award winners.