Pil­low talk

Belfast Telegraph - Weekend - - COMPETITIONS -

What ex­actly is a Se­cret Pil­low? It is a pil­low that un­folds into a snug­gly blan­ket. But that’s not the only se­cret — its pro­duc­tion and sale em­pow­ers women in In­dia. The story of Se­cret Pil­lows started five years ago in Ker­ala when founder of the so­cial busi­ness, Fritha Ma­son, met a group of women all trained in stitch­ing and ready to work, only to find out that there was no work. Th­ese moth­ers had no prod­uct to make and no mar­ket to sell it to.

In­spired, Fritha vowed to bring her favourite prod­uct to In­dia and train the women how to make it. Now, thou­sands of Se­cret Pil­lows later and with more than 500 women trained, Fritha and her team have ex­panded the range of prod­ucts to in­clude fash­ion and home­ware. All the prod­ucts have four things in com­mon — fold­able, use­ful, pur­pose­ful and charm­ing. See more at www.se­cret­pro­jects.org.

Now, Se­cret Projects is of­fer­ing one reader the chance to win £100 to spend on prod­ucts at their web­site. To be in with a chance, an­swer the fol­low­ing ques­tion: Se­cret Projects run trips for their cus­tomers: where are they tak­ing their cus­tomers in Novem­ber?

WORTH £100

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