When I started The Storied House in 2017, one of my main goals was to explore and identify ways the business could make a social impact while leaving as little of an ecological footprint as possible.
I took great care in developing a business model where sustainability is a core value; using materials that are high-quality and long -asting, consume no water and using non-toxic inks. Every order is custom, meaning we only print what the customer orders, eliminating excess fabric often found with traditional printing methods.
Beyond being ecologically sound I wanted the Storied House to make a tangible contribution to education and empowering people who are faced with challenges in these areas that are exacerbated by poverty.
It makes perfect sense, therefore, that a portion of the proceeds from my Cape Town collection should go back to South African organizationswho are working hard to mitigate some of the challenges the local population faces.
KHULA Education and Second Chance Trust are two organizations who are working hard to empower and educate South Africa's youth who are facing disproportionate obstacles. Have a quick read about each below.
KHULA Education works to the vision that all children, regardless of their socio-economic, cultural background or location are able to reach their potential and make a difference to their families and communities in rural South Africa.
The Second Chance Trust works with young people from all social backgrounds but has a primary interest in low income communities where children are particularly vulnerable due to early and ongoing exposure to extreme poverty, violence and crime.
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