Azerbaijani Socks

  • Azerbaijan, Regional
  • Employability, Gender, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation
  • Minority groups, People in Poverty, Unemployment, Women

Number of employees: More than 20

AzerbaijaniSocks’ vision is to provide fairly paid, flexible employment for women in the rural parts of Azerbaijan, through a craft that has continued for generations, and to provide a cozy, handmade, unique, quality product to sell outside of Azerbaijan.

These socks are knit in homes, allowing women to work from home to earn income for their families. Each sock is made with unique colors and designs. These socks are a combination of high quality yarn, hours of labor, and modernized versions of traditional designs.

Azerbaijani Socks Impact

Employing over 100 women in 13 regions in Azerbaijan
Helping women with employment by preserving traditional craft
Plans for the future: increasing the number of knitters, employing the women from remote areas in Azerbaijan

Currently, there are over 100 women working for Azerbaijani Socks from 13 different regions in Azerbaijan and the goal is to employ more knitters from remote areas and empower women in rural areas of the country.

Meet the founder, Teresa Hamlin as well as some of her producers and learn more about Azerbaijani Socks in the video.

For more information about the project visit the website Azerbaijani Socks.