Changing the World One Pick at a Time
I’m always interested in design for a greater good; projects where people take their talent and creativity and apply it in a way that truly benefits others. So imagine how excited I was to stumble upon a company that uses hand woven textiles (one of my favorite forms of artistic expression!) to help make the world a better place. Creative Women is a company that prides itself on producing home and personal accessories that are classic yet contemporary while making a real difference in the lives of women. By purchasing fabric produced by female weavers from around the world at a fair price, the company is able to create beautifully executed products while supporting the economic independence of women. I’ve spent some time on the site and while there isn’t currently a way to purchase online, there is a long list of retail locations that carry the work. Plus, there’s a little blurb about emailing them if you can’t find a retail outlet near you. That’s pretty convenient. I plan on making a purchase once I decide between my two favorites, the Ethiopian Hand Spun Silk Scarves and the Organic Cotton Throw Pillows from Mali. Hmm. Maybe both?