Handmade With Love

March 1, 2016


About Handmade With LoveHMC-Rucksack2_1

At F+W (and all 5 of our crafting brands: Interweave, Keepsake NeedleArts, Keepsake Quilting, Shop Fons & Porter, and Patternworks, we inspire and instruct passionate enthusiasts, but we also want to give back to the global crafting community.

We are so excited to invite our shoppers to be a part of Handmade with Love, a video and kit partnership both helping and connecting artisans worldwide.

By collaborating with TO THE MARKET, a provider and partner for survivor made goods from co-ops around the world, we are able to create kits that allow crafters here to help crafters globally. TO THE MARKET showcases handmade goods made exclusively by proud and passionate artisans who have overcome the perils of abuse, conflict, and disease. These incredible kits with accompanying video were designed by Handmade Charlotte, a group of crafters with inspiring creativity who aim to discover the magic in everyday life.

TO THE MARKET has partnered with Handmade Charlotte and F+W to make these kits even more special by including items made by these incredible survivors. TO THE MARKET’s mission is to economically empower vulnerable populations through artisan enterprise. That means that all of the products we source and sell not only look good, but also do good.

For example, all of the kits come with a 100% organic cotton rucksack made by female human trafficking survivors in Kolkata, India through our co-operative partner Freeset. TO THE MARKET’s partnership with Freeset is one of over 25 in over 20 countries. In addition to the beautiful rucksack, several of the kits also have crafting components sourced from TO THE MARKET. We’ve got BIG plans to change lives and your purchase of these kits is helping us get there. THANK YOU!

https://youtu.be/VSAbFgb–vcHMC-HMC_1_07_1 HMC-Kolkata_1

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