Elevat has awe-inspiring ways of letting you shop. One way to shop is by artisans. When shopping by artisan, Elevat then highlights each artisan and showcases the items they sell. It’s moving to see the ways these strong artisan women are working to overcome very challenging experiences. Check it out at: https://elevatingtheglobe.org/artisans
Listen/watch the co-founder of Elevat, Julie Johnson, as she tells about the beginning of this amazing company. Elevat strives to empower women to support themselves and their families through challenging times.
All this week we will be sharing about Elevat. We encourage you to check out their amazing business here.
I’m not going to be shy here. I’ll happily admit my addiction to fairly made artisan items. House of Talents is one of my favorites. I’ve purchased earrings, a hook, and soap (check them out below!) I’ll tell you, my earrings are a statement piece. I LOVE THEM! Do you have a favorite from House of Talents, or something of theirs on your wishlist?
Kate, the woman behind House of Talents, is an inspiration. You can learn about her early years and the impact of one anthropolgy grad student on her life on the House of Talents website. As an adult, Kate went on to form House of Talents, which seeks to empower the talented poor of Ghana by providing education/training, health insurance and childcare to their participating artisans. House of Talents partners with the artisans’ communities on community development projects, like building libraries. Check out Kate’s inspiring TedX Talk to learn more. While you are at the House of Talents website, make sure to check out the amazing wares. They have one of a kind candle holders (often made from recycled materials), pet goods (the cutest cat baskets), baskets, and more! Through the end of the year, shipping is free!!
Akwaaba and welcome. With this greeting, the Ghanaian welcomes you to their country. While their modest shops or places of work may likely never fall on your travel itinerary, in subsequent pages we are excited to present you with their pieces as if you were there in-person.
Continue reading about these amazing artisans on the House of Talents website Here.