It’s our anniversary! One year ago this month we sent out our first boxes. In that year, some pretty amazing things have happened, all thanks to your support! We have had the privilege of commissioning countless refugees and survivors of human trafficking to make the handmade items that fill your boxes, watching these men and women support their families through difficult circumstances, and partnering with incredible organizations that are working to empower others. This wouldn’t have happened without you!
This month’s box features a beautiful scarf from Forai, and brand created by a group of refugees from Burma who have been resettled in St. Louis. Their scarves are made from fair trade fabric that has been hand printed by impoverished women in India. The second item is a pair of earrings from Starfish Project, an organization that employs women who have been rescued out of human trafficking. Starfish Project also promotes restoration by providing these women and their children with job training, health care, counseling, and education grants.
After receiving wonderful responses to some of our featured artists over the past year, we created a special set of greeting cards that will help you share these artists with your friends and family. This greeting card set is included in this anniversary box, along with a download link to some special artwork made by Hong, who painted the cherry tree featured in our January box. You can download this new piece to print in the size of your choice, or save it as your wallpaper. This is a small gift from us to say thank you!
We are so grateful that you have chosen to go on this journey with us. Thank you so much for your support over the past year, and for your continued support as we begin a new one!