Hi, my name is Meaghan and I am an I Thought of You curator. I Thought of You is an Ohio-based, woman-owned company that works to empower impoverished women around the world. The company does this by providing these women with consistent work and a steady income which then allows the women to pursue things for their families that they might not otherwise have access to… Things such as clean water, education, and healthcare. I Thought of You works in 9 different countries around the world: Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, Turkey, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, and even the United States. In each of these countries, I Thought of You partners with women who work daily to create beautiful, handmade goods ranging from clothing and jewelry to hairpieces and sunglasses. The company then sells these handmade goods using fair trade practices and uses the profits to supply their makers (i.e., the women who craft these gorgeous goods) with their steady income.
What is fair trade, you ask? Fair trade is a practice that has become a global movement. It is based on the simple idea that the goods and services we purchase every day are, in some way connected to the livelihoods of others. Therefore, companies like I Thought of You who use fair trade practices believe in promoting and supporting safe working condirions, environmental protection, and sustainable livelihoods. By working to achieve these things, I Thought of You, and companies like it, contribute daily to making the world a better place.
Your purchase at my online store can help in this mission. When you buy an I Thought of You product, you’re not just getting a beautifully handmade, one of a kind accessory or article of clothing; you are helping a woman in need supply her family with healthcare, education, or even food on the table for supper that night. Without I Thought of You, many of these women would be working in dangerous conditions and expected to live on less than a dollar a day. I Thought of You has a mission to spread hope, and your purchase today can help do just that. Thank you for contributing to making the world a better place and helping to #spreadhope.