Who Made My Clothes? Curious about the stories behind our artisans? We love to share who they are and where they came from! We've selected 5 for you today, although will expand on our list through future blog posts! Jacqueline is one of our most talented Master Beaders. Jacqueline left her education in secondary school and was working as a vegetable vendor in the local market. That is until she heard about Lydia's workshop from a neighbor four years ago. She speaks Lua, Swahili and some English and has three children. Her three year old, Stanley, keeps her...
We've been slower in posting lately because we've had our hands full planning our upcoming trip to Kenya & Tanzania! We'll be gone a number of weeks meeting with our current artisans as well as new craft groups making gorgeous products throughout Kenya.
Many of us want to be altruistic, to make a positive impact on the world. We consider ourselves to be global citizens, but don’t necessarily feel a calling to move to a conflict zone or a rural village in a developing country to work firsthand on these issues. So how do we ensure that from a distance we are supporting global causes that are meaningful and effective? We’re bombarded everyday with information about wars, conflicts, global warming, poverty, disease, etc. It is overwhelming and can ultimately causes us to become paralyzed. Instead of contributing to these causes, we can become...