During these times GENOA recognises the immense need for community and radically interconnected solutions for our collective future, helping to heal our planet from the ground up. We are dedicated to actively forging partnerships for building resilient communities and organisations for climate care by scaling collective impact towards a healthy planet and people care. Our focus on partnerships is to create a shared well-being economy based on social and economic justice in service to ecology.
Through these partnerships, we are able to engage with kindred spirit organizations and stakeholders who are aligned with the ecovillage movement, who aim to achieve the UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and/or apply ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) framework for better reporting and disclosure of their impacts and externalities.
As we activate pathways for partnerships, with a grateful joyful heart we are celebrating our friendship and partnership with Navjot Kaur, the founder of Hans Handmade.
Navi and Hans Handmade have pledged to share a part of their profits with GENOA projects, paying it forward to communities on the ground that are healing and helping for regeneration.
Hans Handmade pieces are made from carefully selected, ethically sourced materials to create the highest quality fashion that you can wear for years.
Navjot Kaur Hans is the creator and designer of Hans Handmade. She is a mother, and entrepreneur with a passion for sustainable fashion that supports communities.
Having been born and raised in the Philippines with roots in India, it seemed natural for her to start a brand that combined those two together. Each bag is designed by Navi in India, then produced in a small weavers workshop in Manila, Philippines.
“Since I was a child, I’ve always loved fashion. Back then, I spent on trends and what we would now call ‘fast fashion’”, Navi explains. “I studied in a boarding school in India, and every year I would come home with a suitcase packed with last season’s trends. When no longer on trend, they would be forgotten and I would buy new things to replace them. As I’ve gotten older and become a mother, I’ve become a more conscious buyer. I appreciate the value and tranquility of living minimally. I prefer to purchase ethically made, long-lasting pieces, to know where my fashion is coming from, and who made it. This is the ethos of Hans Handmade.”
As a mother, Navi’s compassionate heart feels the deep desire to give back to our Mother Earth acknowledging her love and generosity to nurture us with all her abundance and beauty.
We are inviting all other enlightenment organisations, institutions, and enterprises that would like to nurture a connection to our mother earth to partner with us and create the beautiful healed healthy earth we all know is possible.
Let’s partner up and make a difference!