Today I’m being interviewed by The Root Collective, a neat organization I’ve recently connected with that is creating lovely handmade goods and providing the hope of sustainable employment for men and women in different parts of the world! I’d love to invite you over HERE to read the interview I did with them, but first I wanted to tell you a little bit about who they are and what they do.
In their own words…
From the outside, The Root Collective is simply a store. We offer shoes, jewelry, and accessories that are cute, on trend, and flattering for every personality and style.
And, in truth, we are just that.
But we’re also a lot more.
The Root Collective believes that the products we purchase have a story behind them. And we believe that story should be filled with opportunity, worthiness, and hope. We believe in the power of the consumer to help change the world we live in.
With a simple motto of giving a hand up and not a hand out, we aim to provide job opportunities for those who otherwise would have no access to a proper living wage. With artisans in Peru, Kenya, and Guatemala, our products are handcrafted with love using traditional methods and, often, eco-friendly materials. We partner with nonprofits working within the communities our artisans live. 10% of each product purchased is donated back to one of those nonprofit partners. The coolest part is that you get to choose which of our partners you’d like that 10% to go to.
From the outside, The Root Collective is a fashion company. And from the inside, well… it’s a fashion company you can feel good about.
So hop on over to The Root Collective, check out my interview and the fantastic items they have to offer that are making the difference in the lives of people around the globe! We may not be able to change the world for everyone, but when we make decisions to purchase in places that are making a difference, we begin to be a part of the solution for some. And in my estimation, that’s loving well the person in front of you.