Happy Faces Handmade Foundation
One ‘O’ Eight Knots is a social enterprise that aims to empower women artisans by providing them a platform where they are encouraged to utilise craft-based skills and create handmade products.
108 is the Vedic number signifying the wholeness of our cosmic existence – of beginnings and perpetuity. The materials and makers are intertwined in an artistic relationship with the making process and the end product.
Our products are handmade and unique. We celebrate hands that weave, knot, tie, cut, stitch, dye, design, organise and create. All products are crafted meticulously with an everlasting sense of love and warmth.
At our very core, we believe in inclusivity and holistic growth.
welfare, with her background in advocacy. One day, a sad incident involving her domestic help moved her deeply and she took the onus of doing something for not just her domestic help but for all such women who were resourceful and capable, but often unaware or diffident about their own abilities – and the idea for Happy Faces Foundation was thus rooted.
Over the course of four years, she ventured into many areas of welfare and policies, and eventually created the Happy Faces Foundation, a platform that gives opportunities to women from regressive and poor economic backgrounds to become empowered and economically independent.
Happy faces Foundation aims to empower women to carve their identity and build confidence to have social and economic agency of their lives.
Our mission is to initiate and create sustainable employment opportunities for women of diverse socio-economic strata.
Happy Faces Foundation is geared towards empowering women to become self-confident, self-employed, and independent individuals. We believe that “Everyone is Special” and we make each member at the Foundation feel rightly so through various personality development, knowledge dissemination and soft skills programmes.
We are a team, we are a community, but above all we are a family.