In this podcast at The Disruptors for Good podcast, Grant speaks with Vaishali Umrikar, Founder of The Empowerment Bag, about starting her company to help support and empower women affected by sex trafficking. 4.5 million people are forced into sexual exploitation but this functional travel bag enables us to support the cause.
After a successful Indiegogo campaign, funded at 104%, The Empowerment Bag is now on the market selling ethically sourced, environmentally friendly functional bags that empower women at risk of sexual exploitation in West Bengal, India.
Here this collective of women learns the skill set of sewing, reading, and writing.
Founder, Vaishali Umrikar, talks about her journey creating The Empowerment Bag starting from a passion to fight sex trafficking from her high school days. Although not a designer, she talks about how the experience has been an exciting challenge as she learns to incorporate creativity into her strategic and innovative idea. The brand gives back 5% of the sales to New Light, an organization that provides shelter, education, and health to trafficked women and their children.
Use the discount code: causeartist15 for 15% off your total order get an amazing bag and help employ and empower survivors.