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About Us

Who we are: 

We have two main passions: empowering women and beautifully made clothing. The heart of Holi Boli is to help women in hard to reach places. So we have positioned ourselves in rural India, set up a wee sewing house with a mix of refurbished vintage machines, non-electric treadles and a few industrial machines. Here we offer upskilling and safe employment for village women. We believe in empowering people with skills, not hand outs. To have a job, to have money in ones own hand, is empowering. To be able to contribute to improving the families living conditions and fight poverty is empowering. Empowerment is a beautiful kind of freedom.

What we do:

At the Holi Boli sewing house in rural India we manufacture quality women's clothing in natural fabrics: Indian cotton and linen. We collaborate with, and manufacture for, socially conscious retailers in New Zealand who care about the welfare of the women who are making their garments. We also retail our own ethically made range online at We are thoughtful about having sustainable practices for both people and planet. We are dedicated to leaving a positive footprint on our community and our world. 

How we empower women:

We aim to empower both the sewing ladies at Holi Boli and the ladies that buy our clothing. The sewing ladies are empowered by receiving fair wages, status in their community, excellent sewing/designing/pattern making skills, a safe and women-friendly environment to work in, at very family-friendly working hours.Our customers are enabled to positively contribute to the improvement of conditions (environmental and social) for women in India, while wearing clothing that has been made beautifully and ethically at the Holi Boli sewing house. We promote unity, collaboration, kindness and empowerment. Sisters helping sisters.    #loveyoursisters

How we are kind to our environment:

  • We source our Indian cotton fabric at our local market to reduce our carbon footprint.
  • To reduce landfill wastage we use our fabric cut-offs/end of rolls to make beautiful one-off garments ("upcycling"). We call this our 'Sustainability Project'.  
  • We use recycled shopping bags for packaging.
  • To reduce our energy usage we sew mostly with non-electric treadle sewing machines. 
  • We refurbish vintage machines and give them a new home and new lease on life at Holi Boli, which creates the opportunity for another lady to join the team. #RecycleReuse
  • We draft all our paper patterns by hand the old fashioned way using no electricity or fancy expensive printer.
  • We cut all our fabric by hand with scissors, not an electric cutting machine. 
  • Small fabric scraps are used in the sewing class for the students to practice on.
  • Fabric scraps from the sewing class are donated to one of the sewing ladies to make stuffing for pillows and cushions at home.
Find out more at:
The garments online at are not available at the stockists. Holi Boli makes exclusive designs for each individual stockist reflecting the stockist own unique style. 
Two Lippy Ladies, 5 Market Street, Napier, NZ.
Tonic and Cloth, NZ.
The Eye of A Needle, Taupo, NZ.

Contact Us:  
Phone IN: 00917735026133
Phone NZ: 006478080280
Address: Bhalupali, Ainthapali, Sambalpur, Odisha - 768006, INDIA

Holi Boli hace vestidos hermosos. Enseñamos a mujeres en India coser. Entrenamos a profesores. 

हम सुंदर कपड़े बनाते हैं। हम भारतीय कपास से प्यार है। हम ग्रामीण महिलाओं को काम दे। हमारा अनुसरण करो। 

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