Green Festival Exhibitors

Karma Builders



Karma Builders is a zero-profit social enterprise located in the South Bronx, NY, designed to break the vicious cycle of unemployment and re-incarceration. Karma Builders train, hire and pay formerly incarcerated men and women to provide woodworking and assembly services for local sustainable companies. The organization also runs a soft-skills program, consisting of a daily Yoga and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training that seeks to aid the development of mental skills and support participants as they strive to re-build their lives, benefiting their families and communities.

Karma Builders' vision is to provide assembly and wood working services for a growing number of local sustainable companies and to expand their product portfolio in order to serve a growing number of participants.