India: Indigo Handloom With each of its 500+ weavers that produce beautiful handwoven textiles using ancient techniques, it creates 9x as many jobs as machine-made cloth. For every 1 weaver employed a total of 55 are supported.
Guatamala: Lumily Partners with 150 artisans in keeping with Fair Trade principles, preserves cultural traditions and provides economic opportunities. A portion of their profits help fund school tuition, books, medical procedures, housing allowances and more.
On this journey of owning a company, we have had the pleasure of connecting with people who make our world brighter and spread love in all its forms. Two tenants of FOUND we discerned over a nice bottle of wine:
We proudly commit to supporting organizations who spread love in all its shapes and forms. With each event we will select an organization to raise awareness and support. We will continue this tradition with each collection and look forward to supporting the causes near and dear to us and to show hosts as well.
We will seek out artisans who empower women and strengthen their local community. We are constantly gobsmacked with the tiny corners of the world that create stunning pieces with dignity, pride, and skill. These are the companies we will seek when finding treasures to present to you.
When possible... fashion with a conscience.
WOMEN EMPOWER ONE ANOTHER
Colombia: Hilo Sogrado seeks to rescue the cultural heritage of communities in Latin America, by empowering artisan women. Techniques are passed on from generation to generation and are carefully woven into each mochila, resulting in an object that is not just a bag, but a reflection of deeply rooted traditions and values.
A small sampling of the heroes who inspire us
"A little consideration, a little thought for others makes all the difference." -A.A.Milne
OUR ONE + TWO
El Salvador: Lulu Mena works with women artisans in rural, impoverished communities to produce unique pieces, securing work and sources of income for artisans in a fragile country and providing wages three times the daily average.