The Origin Story
WHY: Choose to purchase from thoughtful businesses that partner with small co-op suppliers and are invested in lifting up artisan communities.
This beautiful merino wool throw would be a great addition to your bed, sofa, or your next picnic. You can feel good knowing that you are buying from a thoughtful business that is committed to fair trade conditions, and a percentage of profits are donated to girls’ education programs!
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In the developing world, education is the best way for a girl to escape the vicious cycle of childhood marriage, pre-teen pregnancy, and domestic abuse. When she goes to school, she lives a healthier life, earns more, and makes her community stronger. Educated girls are crucial to erasing global poverty and minimizing conflict, and the world needs them now, more than ever! When she goes to school, amazing things happen to her, to her community and to the world.
10% of every purchase (~50% of their profits) goes directly to girls education programs. Each of these programs targets a specific obstacle in each community that prevents girls from going to school.
Several times a year, Bloom & Give visit the schools that they support to see the impact first-hand. The girls in these programs fight all odds to be there because of a burning desire to stand on their own two feet in life. They are there often against the wishes of their parents and community, and in some cases, their husbands and in-laws. Meeting these courageous girls and hearing their stories has been an indescribably uplifting experience for the team at Bloom & Give. The Bloom & Give programs fight gender inequity, re-integrate drop outs, and provide infrastructure.
Bloom & Give is also invested in artisan communities. They thoroughly vet all suppliers and visit them several times a year. They pay special attention to these areas – safe working conditions, exclusion of child labor, fair wages, non-discrimination, freedom of employment, and the right to unionize. Bloom & Give only works with suppliers that demonstrate pride in the quality of their work, and share their views on societal and workplace behavior. They never negotiate price or payment terms with suppliers.
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