Business partner since December 2020
Mudita & Radhesh Private Limited is an innovative social enterprise, established in 2017, which aims to transform lives for tribal women in India through sustainable development. Is has a unique and innovative selling point: using chicken butchery waste (feathers) to not only create employment for women, but also to prevent thousands of tons of chicken garbage being dumped into water bodies.
Mudita & Radhesh Private Limited has developed a new natural ‘wool like’ fiber by up-cycling feathers of chicken butchery waste. These feathers are spun into yarn which is ten times warmer, softer, and durable than any other existing natural and manmade fiber. Through this innovation, the social enterprise contributes not only to the creation of employment for tribal women, it also solves social, environmental (river water and land pollution), health hazards, food waste and carbon footprint problems. It prevents thousands of tons of chicken garbage being dumped into water bodies by converting the chicken garbage into ‘wool’ fabric which is ultimately being turned into clothes and accessories. Its sanitization and making feather ‘wool’ process is patented.
The two founders of the enterprise have ambitious goals for the future. They aim to setup multiple tribal handloom villages in various regions of India. These villages will be fully equipped as chicken butchery waste processing and handling units which will include handloom training centers, workshops, primary education schools, basic health clinic, women counselling, research & development center and also handicraft tourism village homes. A first village of this kind is setup in the India state of Rajasthan and a second is planned for Madhya Pradesh state. These two villages alone would employ 2,000+ tribal women, creating livelihoods for over 2,000 families.