Mayura Kona is founder and designer of One Thread Fair Trade, a fair trade company that specializes in unique, hand-crafted decorative throw pillows.

We work to train villages of women in South India to make the cushions and, through the work, the women — who were mostly victim to poverty and domestic violence — are now able to provide for their families, educate their children, and really transform the role of the women in rural society. Each cushion¬† comes with a hand-signed tag with the name of the woman that tailored the product and what she believes in. You can look up each woman on our website, to read about her life story. This way, the¬† customer can directly feel the impact they are making through their purchase.