By buying a bag, wrap or scarf, you not only change the lives of the women weavers in Guatemala, and Egypt, but you can change the lives of women around the world. How, you might ask? One way is to share your interest in global artisans with friends, family, and fellow fashionistas. Another is to get involved with organizations like the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Many of our artisan partners have experienced conflict, natural disaster, or other events that have forced them to flee. UNHCR and other supporting organizations assis them in the process of rebuilding their lives. WORKSHOP/CoOp strives to help them rebuild their businesses through our design partnerships! Even though some of us haven't experienced first hand being displaced from our homes, we recognize that we're all interconnected not just as women, but as citizens of the world.