Sunday, May 2, 2010

WIN! - Eclectic and Flirtatious Apron from Scarlet Threads CLOSED

With Mothers day coming I am so glad to bring you this giveaway! Scarlet Threads is a boutique that features products designed and produced by seamstresses in rural Asia. The vision and values of Scarlet's Threads is one that makes me very proud to be hosting their giveaway. There is no better time to make a purchase than now. Any mom would be lucky to receive one of their aprons.They can easily mail the package directly to the recipient.  Also, they have a special Mother's Day offer on thier Phoebe and Xiao Phoebe aprons... get both packaged together for a $5 savings!  Just order the package in their shop. Gift wrapping also available:)


Read the wonderful story behind Scarlet Threads
Like any piece of cloth, many threads came together to form Scarlet Threads.  For two years, we've made our home in a poor Chinese village.  We've spent a lot of time trying to reconcile the world we see around us with the one we know at home in the USA.

Here, we've watched families separated for months so that they can try to earn more money to pay back a loan they borrowed to pay for stitches to sew up a bad cut.  We've heard stories of families in our village who couldn't afford the medical care their children needed, and their children died.  Families who go without meals so that they can save money for their child to attend the village school.  In a heart-breaking succession, the stories go on.

When we moved to China in 2007, we came to work with special needs' orphans.  As we grew more involved in that work, we began to understand that in many cases, children become orphans due to poverty.  As we learned more and talked to people, we began to understand that so many of the social problems we saw were fundamentally rooted in poverty.  We believe that with knowledge comes responsibility, and we began to explore ways that we could help.

Before we moved to China, we learned about Fair Trade, a growing global economic movement that uses trading partnerships to alleviate poverty.  Quite simply, in traditional trade models, the artisan responsible for crafting the vase on your desk might have worked in a sweat-shop and been paid a few pennies for their work.  In Fair Trade, artisans are paid fair wages and provided safe working environments.  It's a revolutionary model that results in transformed communities and lives, and we've been looking for ways to launch a small-scale Fair Trade project to benefit our community.

In the summer of 2009, we met our first seamstress.  After doing a few small projects for us, we grew more and more impressed with her skill and attention to detail.  We learned that she wanted to do more work to help support her family, and our idea for Scarlet Threads was born.  With the help of others on our team, we now have our first collection of products, and the Scarlet Threads Boutique is now a reality.

We know that our village is full of other talented seamstresses, and we can't wait to see how Scarlet Threads grows! Thanks for joining us on this journey! When you support our vision by purchasing a product or spreading the word, you become a critical part of our story!


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One lucky will receive the Phoebe Apron shown above! Its so pretty
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