“We must be the change we want to see in the world.” This infamous quote from Gandhi is the mantra I strive to live my life by. In turn, I am drawn to companies and organizations that also carry this belief. Allow me to introduce you to Buy The Change.
I became acquainted with this amicable company three and a half years ago. My husband’s aunt (who happens to be friends with the co-founder) purchased one of their kantha baby blankets for my newborn son. I immediately fell in love. This high quality product became his security blanket, literally. To this day, he does not go anywhere without it.
What makes me so passionate about this company and sharing it with you? Take a listen to this.
Buy The Change was founded 5 years ago and is run by women for the purpose of empowering women and promoting the belief in living green. Most of the products are made from recycled and upcycled materials. Now here’s my favorite part, every product sold is handmade by a woman facing severe economic and social struggles; from human trafficking and war, to extreme poverty. The artisans are living in countries where this is minimal government support, such as, India, Cambodia, Guatemala, Haiti, Asia, Uganda, and Thailand. With the income provided by Buy The Change, these women can gain safety, feed and educate their children, reduce dependency, and have hope for the future.
Let that resonate for a moment. Buy purchasing these high quality products and loving on them in your home, you are providing a better life for women that have no where else to turn. Can it get more beautiful than that?
Since falling in love with my son’s blanket, I have received a larger one of my own. Believe me when I tell you, I have never loved a product more. The kantha blankets (and all kantha products) are made from the women’s reclaimed cotton sari’s, so each piece is uniquely it’s own. If you find a pattern you love, don’t hesitate to scoop it up, because once it’s gone, it’s gone. My son and I have one-of-a-kind blankets that no one else in the world has.
Among the blankets, Buy The Change’s products consist of, but are not limited to, bags, jewelry, and accessories.
Buy The Change produces incredible projects, empowers women, and changes lives. Supporting this company is a win-win for everyone.
“The ones who think they are crazy enough to change the world, are the ones that do.”
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