Friday Feature: A Special Spring Shopping Guide!

Spring in in the air!  What better time to indulge in some on-line shopping?

This special Friday Feature collects social enterprises that hire refugees AND make great products you’ll love.  Some of them have been featured in Higher’s blog.  Stay tuned to learn more about others.  Feel good about including all of them in a spring shopping spree!


Billboard BagBillboard Bags – A project of Plywood People that employs refugee women in Clarkston, GA to make bags and other cool stuff out of recycled billboard covers.  Read more in a previous Higher blog feature.




A woven thread (2)A Woven Thread – Rohingya refugees use fair trade silk thread to make braided necklaces and donate part of the proceeds to the charity of their choice.  We learned about this inspiring project in Higher’s Seattle workshop.  Stay tuned for more soon.



open armsThe Open Arms Shop – Refugee women make a living wage and  use their tailoring skills to upcycle t-shirts into skirts, scarves and, now, table linens.




PRosperity CandleProsperity Candle – Refugee women create the candles, manage the production and finish products made by colleagues in Iraq and Haiti.  Read more in a previous Higher blog post.




providenceProvidence Granola – Began with the question: what might help newly-arrived  refugees start rebuilding their lives in Providence? The answer: artisanal granola local made with the help of refugees from Burundi, Myanmar, and Iraq.




wornWorn for Peace – Created to help women generate income – while working from home – crocheting many great things, including cute baby booties, hats and headbands.  Read more as featured in Higher.



(Every Friday we highlight one entertainment option related to our clients or some aspect of our work to help you celebrate the weekend and possibly recommend to employers and other community supporters in the following week.)

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