Aderelles is a socially responsible company that makes textile interior design with a story. All products are made at a sewing centre in Calcutta, India, by women struggling to avoid or get out of prostitution. These women get a seamstress education, a real job and a good salary. Each product is signed by the woman who has sewn it, which gives you a unique connection to where your product is made and by whom.
Hello! My name is Andrea and I’m the founder of Aderelles, a sewing project in India to empower young women. Through Aderelles, these women get a seamstress education, a job and a good salary. Together we make textile home decoration in a Scandinavian style, with an Indian touch.
Aderelles was started as a project during my time at the Swedish School of Textiles, where the thought of helping people through textiles and sewing grew stronger. And here we are, a year later and 13 wonderful women involved in the project!