Wednesday, September 17, 2008

we're preparing for fall!


Icelandic Designs is a new Company for us. It caught our eye at the NYC Gift Show for two reasons. At first glance, it was the product that made us stop and look...The hats and gloves are adorable and really well made. We knew we wanted them then...but as we began to ask questions and read the Company's bio, we were hooked!

The Icelandic designs are handknit in Nepal. There are 11 knitting centers scattered around different villages in Nepal. These centers give income to women who otherwise would have none. The company offers medical care and medication for the women and their families, scholarships to children, wages, and a flexible working environment where the woman can even take their work home if they need to!

Being single moms, we know what it's like to work hard to make ends meet and care for our children. We're privileged to live in a country with many opportunities to grow and advance...these women do not have the same privileges we enjoy. Bringing in this new company just seems like the right thing to do!

...Great product, great mission statement...

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