We hope you enjoyed the February box!
This month, our talented artisans have created a fun new item that reflects this season’s hottest trend – velvet! This adorable velvet slouch beanie was made by a group of men and women who are refugees from Burma, Iraq, and Uganda.
One of our newest artisans, Methode, owned his own shop back in his home country of Uganda where he worked as a tailor. Methode is so thrilled to be able to use his talent again now that he has been relocated to the US with his wife and 5 children.
Recent statistics show that India has the largest poverty rate in the world, accounting for one in every three people living below the poverty line worldwide. At the same time, the gender gap in India is ever widening, meaning that women, especially those who are single or widowed, are increasingly marginalized.
Handmade Pride works to empower disadvantaged families in India by supporting education for the poor and creating responsible and ethical opportunities for work. This unique bracelet was made by impoverished women who are seeking a sustainable and safe income for their families.
Hand and Lip Balm
This balm is from Thistle Farms, an organization based in Nashville, TN, whose mission is to heal, empower, and employ women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction.
These survivors are provided with safe housing and work opportunities including development of a variety of natural home and body products like this one!
What was your favorite item?
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