Making a difference for Indian women and their families, Anna Marie, owner of Toockies®, founded the Toockies® project- an unimaginable door of opportunity for women who enjoy knitting. In North-East India women who are desperate for a dignified way to earn a living, are mobilized and trained to create Toockies® products. A community center provides these women with a central location for training, knitting, picking-up yarn, and dropping off finished product. The Toockies® project makes a difference by empowering these women to take charge of their own destiny. In gratitude, Toockies® have given their knitters a voice by teaching them how to write their names and adding it to the packaging. Toockies® has also added their photographs and their wishes to their website, so anyone who wants to know who the name on their Toockies® Brand Product belongs to, can look her up. Anna Marie hopes to expand to more villages in need and to provide an alternative to disposable housewares for the benefit of all- including our planet.

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