Photographer:Chloe | Rice field recording
01 Oct / 2008Program by:

Marie talks about Nandini

Nandini is a cooperative which supplies clothes on a need basis rather than enticing people to browse and buy things they might not really want, like a shop. Membership is paid for annually and people are given what they need regardless of cost. The clothes are bought in Pondicherry as and when they are required. Yet there are questions about defining need – how many t-shirts a person really needs – and this is monitored carefully. Sometimes people are found to be taking too much and Marie has to talk with them about what they really need. There is also a tailoring service to alter clothes and have things such as curtains and bedclothes made for houses.
That piece was uploaded as one from the serie of past articles.