Sevabharathi Tamilnadu runs tailoring centres for the empowerment of women. In these centres, tailoring skills are imparted free of cost. Certificates are given to those who successfully complete the course. These tailoring classes enable women in rural areas to earn on their own, making them self-confident and self-dependent.
Loans are arranged from government agencies / banks / voluntary organisations for needy women to purchase tailoring machines and related equipment. After completing the course, some women start their own tailoring shops, while many secure well-paying jobs in the export garment factories in the nearby areas, or sub-contract work from large tailoring shops.
In some districts, tailoring centres are run under state or central government schemes. Such courses have the added advantage of an official certificate from the government for those who complete the course.