At What Daisy Did, Daisy and Ozric are strong believers in slow fashion, a term which describes our battle against consumerism in the fashion industry. The idea encourages consumers to slow down and make more conscious consumption decisions by asking a few simple questions. Origin of the product, labor fairness, and environmental impact are among these.
Their ethos is complete transparency. After spending several years working at most of the UK's major music festivals, working various roles associated with managing the site’s waste, Daisy and Ozric were astonished at the amount of waste at each event. This is the inspiration behind the lines they have designed. During a winter travel to India, the two met brothers, Manish and Pinu, who were fine leather craftsmen. They began collaborating with Daisy’s to create a line of recycled leather bag creations. The idea was to create something that wouldn't cost the earth, and also have a long life. They use timeless styles and hard wearing materials in a protest against synthetic and disposable fashion. The collaboration continues and the community benefits from the work that it brings.
The mission of One Loom is to create opportunity, sustainability and purpose for Guatemalan women by providing you with unique hand crafted goods. They use hand woven materials in every piece they create. The Artisans One Loom works with are single mothers in need of income to provide for their children. They also help to provide mentorship and education for women and children in the area. They are able to train the women and spend time with them weekly to educate them in financial planning. Great change has happened in the lives of the women that have employed by One Loom. It is the desire of the women who run One Loom to help many, many more in the area. Giving these women job opportunity has filled them with purpose and created joy in their lives.
Many of the women in Ghana are left as widows, either through death or desertion. In this context, it becomes virtually impossible for these women to provide for their children. Oftentimes, they are faced with the gut-wrenching decision of keeping children whom they cannot feed, putting them in an orphanage, or giving them to someone in Ghana’s substantial fishing industry who promises food, shelter, and education. The sad reality is this usually only provides a life in slavery on Lake Volta. Feeding The Orphans provides single mothers with artisan training, materials, and a market to sell their goods. The ultimate goal is to provide a means for generating income so that their family can stay together. These single mothers also receive training as disciples of Christ, so that they are able to grow in their faith and raise up their children in the joy of the Lord. Today, nine women are employed and paid a fair wage by Feeding the Orphans.
Haiti Design Co-op is a socially-conscious artisan workshop based in Port au Prince, Haiti. We are dedicated to job creation and skill training. We specialize in handbags, jewelry, and leatherwork and currently employee around 60 artisans in our workshop. Our artisans are at the heart of all we do. We are always striving to bring you the best of what Haiti has to offer. Each product is thoughtfully crafted with care by one of our talented artisans. Don't underestimate the power of your purchase. Thank you for your support!
The artisans of Haiti's Jewels are a reflection of the beauty and strength that is inherent to this Carribean Island. The artisans use natural resources from Haiti such as goat leather and stones, as well as recycled materials such as aluminum and glass.
Haiti's Jewels is a social enterprise that exists to develop these artisans so that they can use their talents and skills to provide for their families, buy land, pay for education and medical supplies for their families. As they do this, the economy becomes stronger and their communities are seeing positive changes.
When you support this organization with your purchases, you are part of the vibrant change.
Inside this remote Haitian village, people like Christianna, Phillipe, and Mafi are crafting baskets, journals, jewelry and other fashionable items, creating a local economy for the first time in generations. These people are doing something quite remarkable: formulating the second story of their lives, swapping a history of handouts for a system of enterprise.
2nd Story Goods, is an arm of Much Ministries, and works to fulfill two intentions: In Haiti, they are on the ground nurturing the growth and development of an inspiring group of artisans and entrepreneurs. In the U.S., they are marketing their goods to help generate income for people who’ve proudly earned it.