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Secret Projects

Secret Projects make products that are foldable, useful, purposeful and charming! The making and selling of each one unfolds a woman’s power in India. We work with women who live in places where there is little or no income generating activities. We offer each of our Makers a place on our Training for Empowerment Programme. They learn to make our simple, high quality products that people use in their every-day lives. Our lead product is the famous and much loved Secret Pillow, a pillow that unfolds into a blanket, an essential for every sofa in the UK!
We unfold women’s power in India through the making and selling of foldable, useful, purposeful and charming products.
Meet Molly

Meet Molly

Molly is a qualified and experienced seamstress with a diploma in fashion design who runs her own sewing unit in a small town, 2 hours southeast of Kolkata in the north eastern state of West Bengal, not far from the border with Bangladesh. In this region, the primary income generating activities for both men and women are in agriculture, brick making or working as daily labourers, all of which are incredibly physically demanding as well as low paid.
Molly is passionate about making products to generate life changing revenue and wanted to be able to offer an alternative way of earning an income to the women in her community, many of whom are extremely vulnerable to being trafficked. Frighteningly, over half of all women trafficked in India are from the state of West Bengal.
Whilst working for an NGO, Molly delivered sewing training to 12 young women and it was this experience that led her to take the brave step to run the training and production unit independently, inviting the young women she trained to become members of Adera Apparels. As a Sewing Unit, they take on various orders both from Secret Projects as well as other businesses, not only providing the women with an additional source of employment and income, but sewing and manufacturing training as well.
Secret Projects is proud to count Molly as one of their partners. Molly and her Makers produce our beautiful Secret Sari Dresses under our Prevention Through Production Programme.

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Diamond Secret Pillow £47.50 GBP £42.50 GBP
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Mexican Flowers Secret Pillow £47.50 GBP £42.50 GBP
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Wild Paisley Secret Pillow £47.50 GBP £42.50 GBP
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Sea Dots Secret Pillow £47.50 GBP £42.50 GBP
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Circle Coral Flowers Secret Pillow £47.50 GBP £42.50 GBP
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Waves Secret Sari Dress £35.00 GBP
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Batik Pink Star Secret Sari Dress £35.00 GBP
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Sea Breeze Secret Sari Dress £35.00 GBP
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Holly Secret Sari Dress £35.00 GBP
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Jungle Vines Secret Pillow £47.50 GBP £42.50 GBP
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Sunray Secret Pillow - Pink or Blue £40.00 GBP £35.00 GBP
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Blue Stem & Petal Secret Pillow £47.50 GBP £42.50 GBP
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Flowers at Midnight Secret Pillow £40.00 GBP £35.00 GBP
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That Desert Drifts Secret Pillow £47.50 GBP £42.50 GBP
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Watermelons Secret Pillow £47.50 GBP £42.50 GBP
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Zig Zag Secret Pillow £47.50 GBP £42.50 GBP
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Blue Spots Secret Pillow £47.50 GBP £42.50 GBP
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Dusk in the Backwaters Secret Pillow £47.50 GBP £42.50 GBP


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