Why Project Patch Is Empowering Our Style
Project Patch is a company that’s all heart, led by a young woman who has embraced her roots to share love while sowing seed into others.
Sonal Kapoor, founder of Project Patch and student at UC Berkley, said her Indian heritage strongly shaped her dream of finding a way to improve the lives of underprivileged women in New Dehli through the art of embroidery.
“Both of my parents are from India, and they moved here in their early twenties. I’ve only been to India once, in the sixth grade. Obviously it’s a developing country with a large population. It was very difficult to see that, and my parents didn’t really prepare me for what I saw there.”
Sonal is determined to do what she can to benefit different communities as well as her own. Giving back is nothing new to Sonal, and Project Patch is far from her first nonprofit venture.
The idea for Project Patch was conceived when Sonal’s mother told her about an organization called Pins and Needles, which teaches underprivileged women in New Dehli how to become self-sufficient through the art of embroidery. Sonal buys the embroidered fabric directly from Pins and Needles and, with the help of her mother, coverts it into these adorable iron-on patches.