Here are the full spoilers for the upcoming June Benefit Basket!
Each Benefit Basket will come with:
1) Kitenge Tote by Wildlife Works, Kenya (Retail $20).
Measurements: 31.5 x 12.4 in
Materials: canvas and kitenge cotton.
Please note: kitenge colors will vary (the colorful border).
2) GlobeIn Signature Palm Leaf Basket from Oaxaca, Mexico (Retail $12).
Basket designs and colors may vary (i.e. round and square).
Wildlife Works aims to reduce global carbon emissions by preventing deforestation and land degradation. The company currently protects over 500,000 acres of highly threatened Kenyan forest, and the wildlife and communities that inhabit this land.
How do they do it? Here’s a win-win situation: Wildlife Works employs job creation as a conservation strategy, creating jobs that serve as viable alternatives for people who have previously had to destroy their environment just to survive. The organization’s projects create jobs ranging from horticulture to carpentry to conservation, and finances the development of small businesses such as the eco-clothing factory where your tote bag was crafted.
Eco Factory employees like Nora Matunda receive childcare support and are able to send their children to Wildlife Works’ free preschool. Employees like Nora are grateful for the ability to have their young children close by as they work.
About the Artisan
When she was a child, Nora Matunda’s hometown of Maungu was a tiny village subsisting off charcoal burning and bush meat. Too poor to afford school, Nora considered taking up charcoal burning herself. However, what little knowledge she had of environmental issues led her to opt for working on her family’s farm. Eventually, her family was able to send Nora off to study tailoring.
On returning to her village, which had grown into a small town, Nora took a gamble and opened her own tailoring business. The business took off, and in 2002 she became one of the pioneering seamstresses to help launch Wildlife Works’ Eco Factory. Today, Nora is a supervisor.
Don`t forget! New customers can use coupon code TRYBENEFIT to save 25% off their first month`s box with a purchase of a 3-month Benefit Basket subscription. Coupons cannot be combined.
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