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Moso Scrunchie

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The Product:

Cream cotton scrunchie with Moso fabric tails. So sweet and a perfect accessory for any age, from the littles to the grandmas!

The Story:

Moso means “pieces” in Haitian Creole; products in this collection are made up of many pieces of up-cycled fabric. Every month, tons of used and overstock clothing is shipped from developed countries, like the US, to developing countries, like Haiti, where they are either sold by local vendors or sent to the landfill. So, we go to the market where we purchase the clothing from the local vendors. (win #1: local commerce!) We bring them home to the 2nd Story backyard and hand wash each piece in big tubs. Next, we hang them in the sun to dry. Then we bring them to the design table and cut and sew them back together to make each fabulous, one of a kind piece of art. (win #2: providing living wage jobs!) Because of this, they are no longer destined to be thrown away (win #3: the environment!) and now are going to be given a new home with you! (win #4: fashion!)

The Details:

-stretchy elastic band and 6” tails made with upcycled fabric

-each one is unique!


About the Partner & Their Impact:

Our Impact Partner, 2nd Story Goods understands how it feels to want to buy things that are good for the people who made them, the planet, and you. This is why they have been working on the ground with their artisans in Gonaives, Haiti for 10 years, creating recycled, handcrafted goods for a livable wage. Last year, their impact enabled over 108 children to stay in school, not because of hand-outs, but through the dignity of their parents’ work with 2nd Story Goods.

Empowerment Through Employment + Women Owned + Cultural Preservation

2nd Story Goods

Why do we partner with 2nd Story Goods?
2nd Story Goods was one of our first partners and one of our most popular. They believe in providing fair wages to the craftsmen and artisans who produce their beautiful goods. That's why 2nd Story Goods pays artisans on average 135% above minimum wage, upfront, for their work.
 
They also believe in embedding their company in the communities that produce their goods. That's why the Director of 2nd Story Goods, Kathy Brooks, lives full-time in Jubilee, Haiti. She works tirelessly to cultivate community with the local artisans with whom she works.
 
Check out their incredible goods below!