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Beislys Leaving Kolkata

My husband Paul and I are the co-founders of The Loyal Workshop. We first came over here in 2010 to learn the language and culture of the Bengali p...
The Second Wave

The Second Wave

It’s 36 degrees, 80% humidity, monsoon has started but today the sky is blue and the sun is blazing. Kunal and I are stuck in traffic, the A/C is o...
From the eye of the storm

From the eye of the storm

Hey friends of Loyal, Sarah, one of the founders here. It feels surreal to be writing to you, from the eye of this COVID storm in India. I retu...
Comings, goings and new-born arrivals!

Comings, goings and new-born arrivals!

It will come as no surprise to anyone who lived through the crucible of 2020 that life at The Loyal Workshop looked decidedly different over the la...
The Loyal Workshop X Paper Rain Project - Stay True T-Shirt

The Loyal Workshop X Paper Rain Project - Stay True T-Shirt

“What’s the story behind the Stay True T-Shirt?” I hear you ask. Well, we’ve known Wills and Indigo, the founders of The Paper Rain Project, fo...
Food Distribution Update

Food Distribution Update

During your lockdown, many of you joined the ‘Run 5km for Loyal’, to support some of the most vulnerable people in this COVID-19 crisis. Together...
We came. We ran. Now what?

We came. We ran. Now what?

It feels strange to be living and breathing in these unprecedented times. It feels strange to be in New Zealand for the foreseeable future, as we...
Women's Day 2020 #EachforEqual

Women's Day 2020 #EachforEqual

I was born the day before International Women’s Day twenty seven years ago. I like to think I fought my way out of my mother’s womb because I was...
Shared Transformation

Shared Transformation

It is 9am and I’m sitting in the office of the workshop, tucked away in the lanes of Bowbazar. It is humid today, with monsoon rains likely to fa...
Women's Day Conversation

Women's Day Conversation

We figured there was no better way to highlight women’s rights, equality and justice within our own community than by bringing together The Loy...
The Loyal Workshop visits Darjeeling

The Loyal Workshop visits Darjeeling

From October until a few days before Christmas, the workshop is abuzz of activity! Normal production tasks such as stitching, packaging, ordering...
Farewell to her

Farewell to her

One of my favourite authors and poets writes about greeting the myriad of ‘heres’ that we find ourself in as life stirs, surprises, pulsates, p...
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