Indian women are spending millions of rupees each month to buy wools and wool hunting pants, but they have to pay a lot more to do it properly.
One of the women behind the new craze to buy wool hunting trousers is Lakhshera Bhat, who has more than $60,000 worth of the stuff in her bank account.
She bought the $6,000 cotton hunting trousers and hunting boots at an auction in December and now she is giving them away to anyone who would like to try them out.
Lakhsharabhai Bhat said she wants to create a community of women that is active in the fashion industry and that is the reason she decided to launch the project.
She told NDTV she wants women to start buying wool hunting pant, hunting boots and hunting pants and she is also selling her wares online to help fund her project.
The pants and hunting boot were purchased by Lakh, who lives in the Indian city of Kolkata, in the name of charity.
She is hoping to raise $100,000 in her bid to help the impoverished people of the area, which has a population of about 30 million.
“I am very motivated and I want to help everyone in need, especially in the worst-affected areas,” Lakh said.
“A lot of women don’t have enough money to buy the necessary items.
I want the clothes to go to the poor people and I am trying to make a difference,” she said.
The project is not just for women but for men as well.
A woman in the project told NDtv that she has been selling hunting pants to men for more than a year.
“When I first started, I was selling them for Rs 20,000 to a man for one pair.
But as the project has gone on, it has gone up to Rs 40,000.
My goal is to sell every pair of pants I make for Rs 1,000 each,” she told NDtelevision.”
It is very important that we support women and girls in the textile industry.
Women have to be active in their careers,” she added.
Lkh’s online campaign is being promoted by the NGO Women in Clothing and Graphic Arts, which is also raising funds for her charity.
“We need to support our female employees and also women who are struggling to work and do their jobs,” said a spokesperson for the NGO.
The spokesperson said the initiative has so far raised more than Rs 20 lakh for Women in the Clothing and Graphics Arts.