LABOUR OF LOVE
In 2020 Marsil launched Labour of Love, an initiative to create awareness and encourage safe COVID protocols. Labour of Love used fabric scraps to create masks which were donated to several government organizations as well as our own factory employees. We also sold masks online to support the community of workers who had reduced wages for the extended lock-down periods in India. Adapting to changing circumstances and supporting our local community is one of our driving forces.
Asha Sadan, a not for profit, which houses underprivileged children from Mumbai, India, is a cause very close to the founder. Marsil supports the organization to create awareness by encouraging our employees to participate in the Mumbai Marathon. We have fundraised and have created a sizable corpus to support their children’s daily needs. We donate fabric and embroidery materials (after client approvals) for the children to make useful products for sale.
V CARE FOUNDATION
Our legacy is what our children will inherit, and so to ensure each generation is engaged with the community at large, Mona’s grandchildren - Rhea and Rohaan Advani, Mishaal and Armaan Thapar initiated a fundraiser Squash-A-Mile for underprivileged cancer patients in 2012. An annual event for the family for over a decade, funds raised from Squash-A-Mile have helped over 3500 cancer patients since its inception. Marsil further contributes to this endeavor by making and donating cancer caps for the patients which are distributed annually at the Tata Memorial Hospital.
Supporting learners and the education of aspiring fashion students, Marsil mentors and offers internships to students from NIFT, ISDI, INIFD, all prominent fashion and textile colleges in India. We also donate embroidery material elements for the students to use in projects.