US celebrity Leah Martin to endorse SEWA brand

October 19th, 2008 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Tommy HilfigerAhmedabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Hansiba, the flagship brand of the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), has roped in American model and singer Leah Martin as its brand ambassador. “I really admire Hansiba creations and the work done by SEWA,” Martin, has been the face of top international brands like Pepsi, Tommy Hilfiger and Microsoft, said here Sunday.

“There is lot of talent in the hands of the young daughters of artisans which needs to be explored in India. It’s an honour to be a part of such great work. The apparels designed by Hansiba artisans and their daughters have magnificent embroidery and unique qualities which will help them create a niche in the national and international markets,” Martin added.

Speaking on the occasion Mona Dave, CEO of SEWA Trade Facilitation Centre (STFC) said: “We are honoured to have Leah Martin on board to promote the brand.”

STFC is owned by over 4,000 women artisans of rural Gujarat.

By providing craftswomen with livelihood training in the handicrafts sector, STFC is helping its 15,000 members earn at least Rs.1,500 per month.

Hansiba has set up a boutique in Delhi and plans to open two more stores this year.

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