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BRACE YOURSELVES!

I have an exciting announcement to make!

 

I’m doing something a little bit different this year for Christmas.  Normally, I put my textiles and other products up for sale during Black Friday, but this year I want to experiment with something different.

 

The biggest lesson I’ve learned in my first year of full-time business ownership is to just try.  To try, even if the ideas are not fully cooked.  I’m currently contemplating how my business can be a tool for social good.  How can I connect my clients to service opportunities?  How can we stretch the money we spend on our homes to support greater security in our community?

 

 

So here’s me trying a new thing!

For the next 20 days, half of all the proceeds from my shop with go to St. Francis Shelter in Salem.  This non-profit is close to my heart, because it is the non-profit where my lovely mother has spent the last several years working at as a social worker.  They provide temporary housing for homeless families with children in Marion and Polk counties.   Their purpose is to move families from the crisis of homelessness into stable, safe and long term housing.

 

This year I have bundled two products together.  Instead of buying a throw and pillow separately, you get them as a set!

 

 

You buy a $189.00 throw and pillow combo and $95.00 will got directly to the shelter to support families transitioning into permanent housing.

 

And what will happen to the other $95.00?

 

The second portion will be re-invested in my work with artisans in Latin America.  It will help me continue to give work to the weavers in Peru and purchase used textiles from families in Guatemala. The money that I pay the artisans in Peru and Guatemala goes a long way.  Weaving is a crucial part to their local economy and it is also crucial to maintaining this important social thread that binds women from one generation to the next.

 

 

 

 

This is the triple threat of goodness.

  1. You get an amazing throw and pillow that you will cherish forever
  2. You will be directly supporting the work of women artisans in Latin America
  3. You will be directly helping families transition into stable housing

I look forward to sending you these lovely pieces, as gift for your loved one, or to grace your homes with during this holiday season.