The Body Shop India Sparks A Change With Teddy Exports

Teddy Exports not only provides a fair income but also employment to over 600 individuals

The Body Shop India introduced recycled cotton gift pouches, that customers can fill in with the treats they love. These pouches are crafted by Teddy Exports, and each one carries the stories of the women working there. Teddy Exports not only provides a fair income but also employment to over 600 individuals, such as artisan Murugeswari, who has been able to provide educational support for her children, or Kasthuri, who has been able to receive training in tailoring in a supportive environment.

Tara Murphy, Operations Coordinator, Teddy Exports says, “At Teddy Exports, we are immensely proud to have worked with The Body Shop for over 35 years. Our artisans work diligently to produce these recycled cotton gift pouches that hold the essence of festive joy. Together with The Body Shop, we are not just crafting pouches, we are crafting a brighter, more hopeful future for all.”

The ‘Spark a Change’ campaign is complemented by a new film, featuring the skilled women of Teddy Export handcrafting the vibrant festive gift pouches, specially commissioned by The Body Shop India for this festive season. 

Harmeet Singh, VP of Marketing E-commerce & Product, Asia South, The Body Shop, says “As we share this video with the world, we want you to feel the heartbeat of The Body Shop. 'Spark A Change is an emotional and inspiring journey for us. It's about the connections we make, the lives we touch, and the positive change we help create together.’

The Body Shop India also launched a donation campaign, inviting customers to make an impact with every purchase by contributing multiples of 10 rupees until the end of 2023 to support Teddy Trust's pioneering projects.