Sumangali Pillow

$40.00
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  • Living wage
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  • Right to collective bargain
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Sumangali Scheme

The product is named after a practice called the Sumangali (marriage assistance) Scheme. In an ordinary Hindu arranged marriage the bride's parents must provide the groom's family a substantial dowry and bear the expenses of the wedding. If she doesn't meet the expectation of the groom's family, the bride is prone to extreme hardships after marriage.

In a Sumangali Scheme, brokers take advantage of a young girls inability to pay her dowry and push them into 3-5 year labor contracts. The brokers promise the girls a lump sum of cash at the end of their contract. In most cases, even if the girl works to the end of her contract, she may be threatened to continue work or payment is withheld completely. If the girl chooses not to serve her contract, she is often physically forced to continue. The Sumangali Scheme has been referred to as a form of slavery. To learn more about the Sumangali Scheme and our fight for ethical design click here.

Free Shipping in United States:

We provide free shipping on all products to anyone living within the contiguous United States. All products are shipped via USPS or UPS.

International:

We ship to everyone, no matter where you live in the world. If you live internationally, please provide your address in the contact form and we will respond with shipping rates within 24 hours. Usual response time is less than 2 hours.

All Returns:

All products have a 15-day return policy from the time of delivery. If you would like to return a product, please use the contact form and we will respond within 24 hours with further instructions.

Details

Cover

Insert

Artisans

  • Living wage
  • Safe working conditions
  • Right to collective bargain
  • Safe working conditions
  • GOTS certified

Certifications

Vendors

Awareness

Sumangali Scheme

The product is named after a practice called the Sumangali (marriage assistance) Scheme. In an ordinary Hindu arranged marriage the bride's parents must provide the groom's family a substantial dowry and bear the expenses of the wedding. If she doesn't meet the expectation of the groom's family, the bride is prone to extreme hardships after marriage.

In a Sumangali Scheme, brokers take advantage of a young girls inability to pay her dowry and push them into 3-5 year labor contracts. The brokers promise the girls a lump sum of cash at the end of their contract. In most cases, even if the girl works to the end of her contract, she may be threatened to continue work or payment is withheld completely. If the girl chooses not to serve her contract, she is often physically forced to continue. The Sumangali Scheme has been referred to as a form of slavery. To learn more about the Sumangali Scheme and our fight for ethical design click here.

Shipping + Returns

Free Shipping in United States:

We provide free shipping on all products to anyone living within the contiguous United States. All products are shipped via USPS or UPS.

International:

We ship to everyone, no matter where you live in the world. If you live internationally, please provide your address in the contact form and we will respond with shipping rates within 24 hours. Usual response time is less than 2 hours.

All Returns:

All products have a 15-day return policy from the time of delivery. If you would like to return a product, please use the contact form and we will respond within 24 hours with further instructions.


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