We've been thinking about this for a while. How can we, as a new, small business provide support for those who need it?
Well we are all now acutely aware of the humanitarian crisis that is the war in Syria.
One that has forced tens of thousands of men, women and children to flee their homes and risk their lives in perilous boat journeys to Europe.
One that has found them camping in awful conditions just 30 miles from our shores and living, predominantly on the goodwill of charities and voluntary organisations,
With no immediate resolution in sight how can we try to make day to day life a little better?
In partnership with Care 4 Calais we are launching a 'get one, gift one' initiative.
It's simple - for any product you buy from us we will reinvest the profits to provide a towel for a refugee. Care 4 Calais will then collect, transport and distribute them.
Being multi-faceted our towels can not only be used as lightweight, absorbent, quick drying towels, but also as scarves, baby blankets, wraps and throws to provide an extra layer of comfort and warmth. Being cotton woven they are also compact and can easily fit into a rucksack, which, sadly is all some of the refugees have left to their names.
It's not a solution to the problem, far from it and we need to lean on our governments to do the right thing here, but we think it will help in the short term, to give these people something useful, to let them know that they're not alone and that we support them.
You can find out more info here
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Love and Light.