Changing Lives, One Blanket, Bag, And Piece Of Jewelry At A Time
Every time a caring customer, like you, buys a blanket, bag or piece of jewelry from our site, we use that money to buy more products from more talented, hardworking women around the globe.
We founded Buy The Change 5 years ago to make an economic difference for women living in poverty where opportunity is scarce and exploitation is common. We are a business run by women for the purpose of empowering women.
Buy The Change products are ethically made and always fairly traded. Many of our products are made from recycled and upcycled materials. As a registered B-Corp (www.bcorporation.net) we are focused on social change over profit and creating positive outcomes for everyone we do business with; including artisans, employees and customers. We always pay our artisans upfront. When you see an item in our inventory, the artisan has already been paid in full.
Our artisans partners are living in a variety of situations around the world; from mountain villages to city slums. Some were trafficked as young girls, some live in shelters or group homes, some are home based workers, others have small businesses and sell at markets. What is true across the board is that they are women who won’t give up hope.
And we have grown! : In 2013 we founded the Buy The Change Foundation, a registered 501©3 non-profit to work in cooperation with our Buy The Change retail business. BTC donates a portion of every web-sale to the Foundation. The Foundation has funded water filters in Guatemala, sewing machines in Haiti, Cambodia and Uganda, metal working equipment in Cambodia, and much more. In 2014 and 2015, Buy The Change was named a “Best For The World” Honoree by B-Lab, the non-profit organization that certifies Benefit Corporations. We scored in the top 10% of over 900 BCorps in 31 countries for our score on social and environmental impact. Content & Images: Buy The Change Website
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