Did you know that the United Nations has 17 SDGs, or Sustainable Development Goals, with a goal date of 2030?

Sudara’s mission fits squarely with five of them.

Poverty is a catalyst to entering the sex trade. Without resources to support themselves or their children, some women feel they have no choice but to enter the sex trade for survival. This is why skills training and sustainable employment is at the foundation of our model.

With our partners we’ve trained more than 7,500 at-risk women in professions of their choice so that they can find dignified and self-sustaining employment and be free from the sex trade.

Access to sustainable living wages provides a pathway to financial independence and a sense of purpose, which in turn establishes self-empowerment. Inspired by dignity, the women we elevate live more purposeful and hopeful lives.

With our partners we offer women education and skills training across 11 vocations with a 90% employment placement rate, as well as micro-loans for women to start their own businesses.

Socioeconomic status, lack of education, and gender are all potential risk factors for women in India. Reducing inequalities is core to what we do. When women are given opportunity, not only do they find personal freedom but they reach back and elevate entire communities, breaking further cycles of oppression and slavery.

The Bigger Picture

Aligning with UN Sustainable Development Goals

Sudara aligns with 5 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) created by the United Nations.

Goal 1: No Poverty

Since 2005, Sudara has worked with our partners to lift 1,200 women out of human trafficking and sexual slavery and the risks of this posed by poverty, to find dignified and self-sustaining employment.

Goal 4: Quality Education

In concert with our partners in India, Sudara elevates the most marginalized women in the most impoverished communities and offers them the choice of a way forward. We illuminate their path out of an unthinkable life of slavery through education, community, and hope for their posterity.

Goal 5: Gender Equality

At Sudara, gender equity is at the core of who we are and why we do what we do. When a woman is not free anywhere in the world, women everywhere are not free. With 1,200 women freed from the dangers of human trafficking and life in the sex trade, we stand with the U.N. in freeing more women in 2020 and beyond from a life of sexual slavery.

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

At Sudara, we promote a life free of slavery and oppression. We give the women in our centers a choice for their future. They can provide for their families, live in dignity, and create a life of hope to end poverty and the risk of human trafficking for generations to come.

Goal 5: Gender Equality

With gender equality at Sudara’s core, we ensure we promote social inclusion and reduce inequality by providing women access to increased income, savings accounts and managerial roles. Together with our partners in India, we continue to work to progressively push women out of poverty, promote a life of freedom and contribute to systemic social change.

RETURNS + EXCHANGES

We hope you love every single, freedom-filled Sudara product you purchase!  We also understand that sometimes, for one reason or another, you need to return an item or exchange it for something else.

YOU HAVE 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER TO RETURN OR EXCHANGE NON-SALE ITEMS.

All items must be unworn and unwashed, with the original packaging (i.e. tags and drawstring bag). Please note that items from our sales collection are final sale and cannot be returned (product pages will indicate if they are final sale).

 PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR PACKING SLIP IN YOUR RETURN PACKAGE AND INDICATE WHETHER YOU WOULD LIKE A REFUND OR AN EXCHANGE AND YOUR REASON FOR THE RETURN.
 

If you don’t have your packing slip, please include a note in your return package that details your contact information, order number and preference on return/exchange. 

IF YOUR ITEM WAS A GIFT, PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN THE RETURN PACKAGE:

  1. Your first and last name
  2. The best email to reach you if we have any questions (please help our team and print clearly!)
  3. The original packing slip (preferred) OR the first and last name of the person who gifted the item, and
  4. Preference on a return or exchange.

For a refund, once we receive your items, we will issue a credit to your original form of payment. Refunds will typically appear within 3-5 business days from the date we receive the returned item(s). Please check with your card’s issuer for questions about availability of funds.

For an exchange, once we receive your items, we will issue you an electronic gift card.  The gift card will be for the amount of the purchase price of the exchanged items plus the cost of standard shipping.  This electronic gift card will arrive in a separate email from Sudara. You will then be able to go to our website (sudara.org) and order an item of your choosing.

Cancel your order: A link to modify or cancel your order is located in your confirmation email (Subject line: Order Confirmed; From: info@sudara.org).

Have questions? Please call us at 1-844-4SUDARA (1-844-478-3272).

Send all returns to:

Sudara Returns
320 SW Century Drive
Ste 405 – PMB 402
Bend, OR 97702

Please note that customers are responsible for shipping all returns and exchanges to Sudara at the address listed above. We strongly recommend that you ship your product with a reputable carrier that can provide tracking information and proof of delivery, such as UPS or FedEx. Customers are responsible for their product until we sign for delivery or the package is delivered to our Bend, OR office.

Sudara cannot be held responsible for packages lost in transit nor damages that occur to the package and/or its contents while it’s in transit or when opening.

INCORRECT OR DEFECTIVE PRODUCT INQUIRIES:

Please note that inconsistencies in some prints are part of the textile printing process, and contribute to the uniqueness of each pair. Please check the item’s description for more information about the specific nature of each product. However, if for any reason you feel the product you received is defective, or if you received an incorrect item, please contact us HERE.