Mandala Apparels aims to create over 5,000 new jobs for female farmers in organic cotton and in the production of its Fair Trade children’s and women’s wear in the next five years. Recently, a team of Women on Wings worked with the management of Mandala on its organization structure towards 2019.
Communication of utmost importance for growth
In three days the teams worked on all aspects of the organization’s structure; defining roles, responsibilities and deliverables towards 2019 for the management team. There are clear job profiles for all involved with Mandala. Annemarie van Holstein, HR expert at Women on Wings: “Each team member shared the current way of working. They all felt there were gaps in communication between the departments and they created the solution by introducing interdepartmental meetings next to the management meetings.”
Team builds Mandala’s future
Anjali Schiavina, Founder and CEO of Mandala: “Each session with Women on Wings brings around a lot of clarity. We work mainly intuitively and Women on Wings looks at our organization from a business perspective. This session on our organization’s structure has been great. It’s a team that is building Mandala. Every step from now should be in line with the blue print for 2019 made today. I see it happen thanks to the various sessions with Women on Wings.”
Doing business and creating social impact
Mandala, signifying radial balance in the form of a cosmic circle, represents the social enterprise in which they work towards integrating all facets of the apparel industry, from sourcing to manufacturing, by creating equilibrated and harmonious relationships. Mandala aims to keep evolving and transforming the impacts on society, economy and ecology allied to the apparel industry. Mandala’s products are made of organic cotton, which it sources from primarily women farmers. Mandala boasts of presence globally while locally it continues to promote fair wages and develop its workers’ communities in areas of healthcare and education.