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The International Princess Project (IPP) was founded in 2005 by Shannon Keith, after she visited India and saw forced prostitution firsthand. Wanting to make a difference, she started IPP as a non-profit organization with the mission of empowering these women and children who were being held against their will.
IPP creates sewing centers for women who have been rescued out of forced prostitution and provides fair trade employment while also ensuring holistic care is provided after the trauma they have been through. These women learn to sew and create beautiful pajamas, otherwise known as Punjammies, out of colorful Indian garments, inspired by their own beautiful Indian dress, the sari. The proceeds IPP receives from the selling of Punjammies goes back to India to pay the women a fair wage, provide living expenses, create savings accounts and holistic support for the women’s true restoration.
Creating Punjammies gives these women hope as a vocational trade will lead to a much greater chance of self sustainability. It also gives them a great sense of dignity and accomplishment as they learn to see themselves as talented individuals making an impact on others in their communities and across the world.
The greatest ways to help IPP are to buy punjammies, creating a demand for the garments and an assurance of help for these women and more in the future as well. See our gorgeous selection below!