GAIA creations are handmade by refugee women resettled in Dallas using vintage, artisan-made & sustainable materials.
Our mission is to empower refugee women through employment, encouragement, and dedication to their long-term success in our local communities.
All of the women who are employed at GAIA — are refugees who live in the United States — were identified as people needing asylum from violence by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), a U.S. embassy, or an approved humanitarian aid organization. They were then carefully screened by the United States government before being allowed to travel to the United States and make homes here.
Through a living wage and continued training and development, our goal is to lead the women to financial independence and self-sufficiency. Studies show that unlocking a woman’s potential can cultivate a brighter future for not only herself and her children, but for the community as a whole.
The name “GAIA” – meaning “Goddess of the Earth” – was chosen as a way to honor all women, from the ones who craft GAIA products to those who purchase or receive them.
And when you purchase handmade accessories from GAIA, you become part of their stories — and the refugee resettlement process.
How cool is that?
Content & Images: GAIA Website
Style With Purpose
Vintage & artisan made textiles transformed into accessories by refugee women resettled in our community.
Handmade with love in the USA.