We are excited to see the launch of a great new website and encourage you to check it out – the Story Company at www.storycompany.com. This group of big dreamers share our vision of empowering women (and men) around the world through the sale of their handiwork. The Story Company creates a market for handmade goods made by indigenous, local and micro-merchants from many developing countries.
You visit the Story Company website and buy some high quality, handmade, unique fashion pieces (we hear jewelry, shirts, and bags are on the way) and in doing so, you’re helping to change the story of someone who was trapped in poverty. This buy-to-give model that New Life Threads is also built under encourages entrepreneurship and builds global markets for artisans in impoverished areas.
And the BEST part: the Story Co. is planning to feature an exclusive New Life Threads bag! We have not yet shared the secret of what this bag will look like, but we’ll tell you this: it’s beautiful, functional, and we’re pretty sure you’ll want one.
So check out our new partner the Story Company as they release products on their new site, and get excited for the release of the new Story Company exclusive bag from New Life Threads!
This week, the New Life Threads team is excited to make a new donation to Africa New Life Ministries! New Life Threads donates 100% of our profits back to support the seamstresses who make our products in Rwanda, as well as other women and families in their communities.
In this case, we are able to give a check for $2,100 to the Africa New Life Portland office to contribute to the costs of putting on the Annual Women’s Conference for New Life Church in Kigali, Rwanda. This conference is for women of the church and as well as non-believers the community. The theme of the conference this year is “Breaking Through Barriers”.
We are so excited to be able to help support this event! Please join us in praying for the leadership of this conference and for the women who will attend.
The money for this donation comes from the New Life Threads sales at Grace Chapel and the Selah Conference at George Fox University. If you bought a new bag or tablecloth at one of these events, THANK YOU so much for being a part of the upcoming women’s conference in Rwanda!
We’ll continue to let you know which projects will be supported by New Life Threads – tell your friends they can join our efforts and support the women in Rwanda by purchasing beautiful products at www.newlifethreads.org.