This month we’ve Partnered up with Imani Collective Artisan Group, who’s mission (and ours) is to empower women and create life-changing opportunities for artisans in Kenya. For your August box, they have created something so fun and fresh, (and One-of-kind exclusive design we collaborated on designing) we’re kind of freaking out (ok fine, not just kind of!)
So, let’s meet this month’s Giv box artisans, and see what they are creating from their home, to yours.
Meet Imani Collective:
"The artisan sector is the second largest employer in the developing world. Yet the majority of artisans are women who live in rural communities without access to the markets, skills, and tools they need to be successful. We are dedicated to changing that. Imani Collective works with artisan women and men to create a range of handcrafted products using local raw materials and techniques. Since 2013, we have provided artisans with on-the-job skills training, consistent wages, access to education, opportunities for personal + professional growth, a space to dream big, a supportive community and empowerment through it all. Sustainable socio-economic empowerment of the whole person is at the heart of Imani’s mission. We believe that women and their children hold the key to this social change. We know that when women rise in the economy, the whole country rises. So, we invest in generations of women because we have confidence in their ability to achieve (and exceed) their goals. We believe that women around the globe have the capacity, creativity, and determination to uplift themselves, their families, and their communities—all they need are the resources. We unleash a women’s greatness through empowerment, opportunity."
Want to learn even more about Imani and their reach? Check it out
Say hello to your new favorite accessory... for you home! Love it!! But don’t worry we still have you covered in the fashion department too.
Welcome to being a double threat, now you can look good and feel good in your space, and empower while you do it!
People say your home should be a reflection of you, your story, your memories, your sense of style, which is why we couldn't be more excited to introduce the first ever Giv box home decor piece.
Each beautiful macrame wall hanging is hand knotted and hand dyed by the Artisans, and was created to bring joy and good luck wherever you hang it! See the stunning process in action-
Real impact, Real connection
When you get your box, you will find a name on your new wall hanging, this is the name of the woman that made it for you, go here to see her story and learn more about how your piece was brought to life. Macrame is the knot tying process that creates bonds, and we hope you can too.
As promised, now that your home is properly accessorized, let's get to you!
This same group of amazing artisans have also shared their Silver Coin for a little piece of their country for you to wear as a necklace. The coins are from their home of Kenya, and are sent as a token of remembrance, to keep them in mind, and as tiny symbol of the huge impact you've had on them in their daily lives.
And the final touch for August's Giv Box, is the beaded bracelet set sourced from Nepal. The artisans, a group who has touched the lives of the Giv Box from the beginning.
Employment brings a new meaning of everyday life and a stronger community providing better health and opportunity for a more sustainable life. We are so excited to be partnering up with this amazing group for August’s exclusive, and bring more opportunity to their Kenya Artisan Group with a commitment to long term product designs coming from this beautiful group of empowering women.
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