“These adornments are not only beautiful by the way they look, but by the strength, honor and energies that are carried within them. We have created a circle of sisterhood embedded with empowerment, respect, and faith. Luna Wild Collection is made by women and in support of women who are hopeful for a better life and future.”
- Ashley Bousquet, Luna Wild Founder & Designer
Our founder, Ashley Bousquet (center), partners with Purnata to support their program in one of the red light areas of Mumbai that implements human trafficking prevention outreach, conducts rescue efforts, and rehabilitates survivors. Purnata provides survivors with shelter, education, day care, and free resources for their mental and physical wellbeing. Their livelihood program teaches survivors literacy, math, English, and vocational training in tailoring so they can obtain a skill set to provide a life for themselves and their families and integrate into society.
When tailoring trainees graduate the program, we work with Purnata's social enterprise, Amoli Handicrafts, to hire them to make pieces for the collection. While Purnata is a growing organization and cannot yet fulfill all our tailoring needs, we are committed to consistently empowering the women they support with every Luna Wild piece by donating 5% of profits to their program in Mumbai. Ashley works closely with Purnata throughout the year to understand their needs and hosts fundraisers online and in Southern California to raise funding and awareness for their local initiatives. With the exception of 2020, Ashley often travels to India to collaborate in person with Purnata and her other tailoring partners, hand select used saris to upcycle for the collection, and connect with the women and families that Purnata supports.
Read about Ashley's journey to create Luna Wild here.
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