We exist to help mothers keep their children, protect them & provide for a better future.
We’re committed to help …
keep families together
fight human trafficking
In every country around the world, families are being destroyed & human trafficking is on the rise in areas that share one common factor.
Join us in the fight against poverty & human trafficking.
We’re fighting poverty & human trafficking by doing good.
We value people.
We believe the value of our products lives in the names, faces, & stories of the Artisans who create them, & we invest in the human value of our products by abiding by fair trade principles.
We value relationships.
We invest in Artisans, their families, & communities through givebacks that build relationships through healing & hope.
We value culture.
We encourage Artisans to preserve & celebrate positive expressions of their country’s culture through the products they create.
We value equality.
We empower women to overcome poverty, discrimination, & exploitation, & we treat all Artisans with dignity, as equal business partners.
We value quality.
We challenge Artisans to take pride in their work & continually pursue artistic, professional, & personal growth.
We’re fighting poverty & human trafficking where they live.
We’re fighting poverty & human trafficking by empowering women & families.
Job Creation in Areas of Extreme Poverty
This is the single most powerful way we help keep families together & fight human trafficking, because we believe no mother should have to give up her children or sell her body to save them from starvation.
Statistically, a woman rising out of poverty will bring four more people with her. We help empower families & communities out of poverty by empowering women & approximately 20% of our Artisan partners who are men – fathers, brothers, uncles, & sons – working together to provide brighter futures for their families & communities.
In areas of extreme poverty, where vulnerable women are often exploited in sweatshops, our Artisan partners work reasonable hours in safe workspaces, & many choose to work from home.
Artisans determine the price of their products based on what they need to provide for their families’ needs, offer their children brighter futures, build sustainable businesses, & invest in giving back to their local communities. We pay Artisans 100% upfront.
We intentionally pursue business partners in areas that consistently lack opportunities for dignified jobs, & we help promote career advancement for Artisans through givebacks that fund educational opportunities.
We promote education, counseling, self-care, job skills training, healthcare, & self-improvement for our Artisan partners, their families, & communities.