Welspun Comfort - A Brand with Soul - Giving Back to the Society

Thursday, April 30, 2015

"There are a lot of companies that I admire, but there are very few that inspire me. Welspun Group is one of them."
Welspun Group is a multinational company whose core industries are steel, energy, and textiles. Welspun is one of India's fastest growing conglomerates, doing business in over 50 countries with 24,000 employees and over 100,000 shareholders. Its clients include companies operating in the oil and gas and retail sectors such as Chevron, ExxonMobil, WalMart, and Target.

Besides being a global leader in most of its business verticals, Welspun acts as a responsible corporate citizen, sincerely practicing empowerment of the underprivileged and sustenance of the environment. With a participative approach towards social development, the company is guided by the three ‘E's - Education, Empowerment & Health and Environment. At Welspun each and every Welspunite contributes to the community at large.

Not long ago I had a chance to participated in panel discussion with other design bloggers, together we came face to face with the philanthropist and founder of Welspun Group, Dipali Goenka (Harvard University alumni) in their midtown Manhattan showroom located in the Textile Building. Under her leadership, she leads Welspun’s retail initiative in India and has set up distinct brand — “SPACES Home & Beyond”. Dipali initiated the set up of Welspun Vidyamandir High School, a school affiliated under Central Board of Secondary Education and Welspun Anganwadi, a pre-primary school in Anjar, Gujarat, India. 

I joined fellow prestige panelist to talk about the impact and importance of Corporate Social Responsibility. Our discussion and interview were carried out through a shared social vision by Welspun Group Foundation. 

Dipali Geonka inspired us and she advance the full participation of women and girls around the world in. Together we discussed topics on: 
  • Empowering women through education and health
  • Empowering communities to help foster and create sustainable commerce 
  • Helping the environment

During the interview I asked Dipali how social media might make an impact on their efforts and she replied us gracefully and said: "Each of you can help to put the word out, it’s not about what Welspun is doing; it’s about what we are all doing as global citizens,” I strongly agreed with her. As a blogger, we have the platform to spread the words out, not locally but globally. 

It was a meaningful morning interview with Welspun Group last week. Dipali Geonka was an inspiration to all of us, so privileged to be part of the wonderful panel with Spread: PR, Advertising, Marketing along other notable bloggers: Patrick J Hamilton, Robin Baron, Decor Arts Now, Malene Barnett and Saxon Henry. Special thanks to moderator Tori Mellot and Julia. Watch the insightful interview commentary, click HERE.

Mean while, check out the book called: "She is Life"

What does the book stand for?

The book is a compilation of real life stories of women who have come forward to be empowered. Women who have overcome challenges and embraced change, to reclaim their lives and shape their own destinies. They are the extraordinary examples, the indisputable proof, that progress will come to those with the purpose, the passion and the persistence to achieve it. It is these stories that form the warp and weft of the very fabric of Kutch.

What message does it convey?

The book is a demonstration of the fact that when you empower a woman, you give her a better her life. When you empower a woman, you create a stronger society. When you empower a woman, you build a greater nation. Indeed, the unsung heroines featured in this book are now encouraging their families, communities and the people of Kutch to follow their path to a prosperous and progressive future. Welspun fully supports this with a long term, holistic corporate social responsibility vision and by investing time, money and effort towards the empowerment of women.

"Sunlight replenishes most renewable energy sources every day. #‎gogreen #‎savetheplanet #‎motherearth | Welspun Group #‎earthisbeautiful"
Welspun's stylishly comfortable home textiles can be found in retailers like Bloomingdale’s and Bed, Bath and Beyond, also can be purchase online via HERE. My personal favorites are the SPUN collections, HygroSoft Towel sets and Welspun new collaboration with American designer Amy Butler on their latest spring collections (available now) called Sari Bloom and Kyoto, made from organic cotton!

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