Open Arms

July 27, 2012

I heard about Open Arms this morning through my friend, Kelly. Open Arms provides employment for refugee women by repurposing used t-shirts to make super cute skirts and scarfs. Makes total sense both environmentally and morally. I love their product, and I love their sustainable business model. Love the idea of a company serving the world while working domestically. Love the fact that they’re providing a great product for their customers while providing dignified employment to women who have been living in the margins. I would encourage you to check our their website. Clothing with a conscience.


6 Responses to “Open Arms”

  1. Trina Barlow Says:

    Awesome post! Thank you for supporting refugee women living and working in the US!

  2. andrew Says:

    I would love to see the Open Arms model replicated across the country from people hoping to move beyond lip service toward genuine engagement in the lives of the less fortunate.

    • Robin Johnson Simpson Says:

      Check out Women’s Bean Project. Another example of domestic Fair Trade. I’m seeing a lot more engagement in this hybrid model space. Also, check out Todd Johnson’s Business for Good blog. He’s a attorney who writes a good bit about business models and development in the developing world.

  3. Lainey fisher Says:

    Great post!! By spreading the word about Open Arms you are a part of positive change right here in Austin!! Thank you for your support!
    Help us by locating stores in your area that sell products with a purpose, eco chic fashion, and made in the USA!!

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