Women on Wings’ newest client Eco Tasar, a social enterprise in hand spun silk thread and hand woven silk fabric, has as its central business objective that 30 percent of revenue is spent on salaries for people in economically disadvantaged circumstances. Almost all products are made from hand spun silk thread and / or hand-woven silk fabric. Think scarves, sarees and cushion covers.
Currently, Eco Tasar employs 570 women, mainly in the spinning of tasar silk thread, a natural wild silk. Experts Ronald van het Hof and Rosalie van Ruler Thaker worked three days with the ambitious management team of Eco Tasar on the strategy and growth plan for the next five years. According to the calculations in the growth plan, the number of jobs in the coming years could rise to 4,800 jobs in 2018.
Khitish Pandya, CEO of Eco Tasar: “It was inspiring to work with Rosalie and Ronald. Due to the many questions they asked, we discovered during the process where our strength and weakness lie. We have a shortage of tasar silk thread, the basis of all our products. If we can find a supplier who can deliver more tasar, we can even expand our product line with a clothing collection. With the advice of Rosalie and Ronald in hand, we are going to work on our business case and organize funding for it.
Women on Wings provides knowledge, but never supports the financing of its clients. Once Eco Tasar has obtained financing elsewhere, it is to be seen how Women on Wings can support Eco Tasar with the implementation of the business case.