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We break patterns

The Problem

The Khandaani Darzi system has been responsible for producing the most trusted and respected Masterjis across generations. As the legacy of the skill and value get passed on from one generation of male pattern makers to the next, women remain excluded from the power of decision making and livelihood. Today, many women have been pushed to live on the margins of the social fabric, such that they cannot imagine themselves being masters or leaders.

The Problem

The Khandaani Darzi system has been responsible for producing the most trusted and respected Masterjis across generations. As the legacy of the skill and value get passed on from one generation of male pattern makers to the next, women remain excluded from the power of decision making and livelihood. Today, many women have been pushed to live on the margins of the social fabric, such that they cannot imagine themselves being masters or leaders.

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Understanding the roots of patterns

Humanity is a dense network of patterns.
A pattern is a repeat of objects or reinforcement of ideas in a sequence that make sense to the makers and those experiencing it. There is no such thing as a broken pattern. Each pattern exists to serve someone.

Practicing the same pattern repeatedly normalizes it, and makes us conditioned to accept it as if it were, in the first place, Normal. Before you know it, generations have passed before a pattern is questioned.

The Solution

By democratizing the opportunity to learn and earn a dignified living by making them financially and emotionally independent. By:
1.Training women in the skill of pattern making in Breaking Patterns curriculum
2.Generating livelihood opportunities by connecting them to fashion brands and other market linkages.
3.By community building for women’s professional and social enhancement.

The Solution

By democratizing the opportunity to learn and earn a dignified living by making them financially and emotionally independent. By:
1.Training women in the skill of pattern making in Breaking Patterns curriculum
2.Generating livelihood opportunities by connecting them to fashion brands and other market linkages.
3.By community building for women’s professional and social enhancement.

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Patterns are a symbol of power

Patterns are a symbol of power

Garment factories in India estimate an export of $82 billion by 2021.The pattern of power they follow is of 1 Masterji for every 300 Karigars.

When pattern making as a skill and as a practice of exclusion of women gets inherited across generations, communities become part of systemic oppression and marginalisation.

Thus, leaving the 27 million women in India’s garment factories on the lowest rungs, without the imagination to break free and become equal.

Without any women pattern makers as role models, women have not been able to claim any dignified space at their place of work, in their homes or even in their community.

The first step towards breaking this pattern is to learn pattern making.

With our emancipatory pedagogy, each student makes breaking patterns a habit and lifestyle. This helps them think about the patterns around them through a critical lens – to accept what is fair and reimagine what is not.

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