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Spain: IKEA initiative supports women’s labor for those in need

By Silvia Castro Betancourt 0 Comments NEWS, Regional News

This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English via Google Translate. Click here to read the original article.

IKEA has launched a collection of cushions, under the name Återställa, made by women at risk of social exclusion, a project carried out by the textile workshop in Madrid called Ellas lo Bordan - a social enterprise that aims to help single mothers with children.

For the director of the workshop Ellas lo Bordan, Regina Cárdenas, the textile sector is the one that best adapts to the profiles of the different women, since "the work in the workshop respects their religious and racial beliefs".

The project not only seeks to help them but also the children in their care, with the workshop also offering psychological and school support to the workers' children.

IKEA and social entrepreneurship

IKEA sustainability director, Arturo García, considers the entry of Återställa into Spain is the "first step" that the Swedish company gives to support social entrepreneurship in the country, which is part of the People and Planet strategy of the Group IKEA, which aims to generate a positive impact on the environment and the lives of people in their relationship with the brand.

The arrival of Återställa to Spain seeks to create links with social entrepreneurship, offering women at risk of social exclusion, and other discriminated minority groups, an opportunity to be independent and have a better future.

This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English via Google Translate. Click here to read the original article.

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