How We Work
The idea of Better Living Projects AS came about during the spring of 2016 with the mission to create new skills and employment with a stable income for women in India through sales of ethical textile products to businesses in Norway.
Better Living is a full fledged production agency, an agile start-up that not only delivers personalised promotional products of top standard, but can bring your product from the ideation phase through design, production and delivery. We are currently filling production orders in, and are currently supplying more than 20 businesses all over Norway.
We envision a world where every woman is financially independent.
Women's empowerment and equality is at the forefront of all that we do.
All of our projects currently are and will always be locally run by community members themselves.
Safe working environments, decent work with stable contracts, living wages and opportunities for personal growth is our prime focus.
Making Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. To help accelerate progress in our core areas (more info below) we offer ethically sourced merchandise products for businesses. The service delivery of our products includes:
Sales of ethically sourced textiles.
Promotion as our partner for sustainability.
Annual report that indicates impact level improvement.
Marketing through our SoMe channels.
SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
When women can generate their own income, their partaking in household financial economy will increase. This can potentially increase women's decision-making power in the household.
Within 2023, our goal is to offer 30 women: textile training in producing mechandise products; a long-term job with decent wages and inclusive social network.
To ensure that women gain economic independence, we offer knowledge training in financial literacy
SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Through sale of ethical merchandise products, women in Sujata Village will receive an opportunity to enter new economic arenas.
New skills can benefit both the women personally and the local community in general through increased economic status.
SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
We reduce waste in the production process by, rather than throwing them, we sell products with minor mistakes for a reduced price through direct sales
We chose to work with an agent that use less toxic chemicals in their dying process, as well as offering GOTS-certified fabric.
We chose a robust and strong fabric to create a reuse-friendly product.
SDG 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
By establising a trade partnership with a small village community, we mobilise financial resources to a low- and middle-income country (LMIC)
We uphold an equal, law-based, open and non-discriminatory relation with our partners
We are a part of increasing export from a LMIC, and therefore stimulate economic growth in India