Meandering Design is about more then just pretty things, it's a place that promotes thoughtful, sustainable and transformative design. That means encouraging people to make do and mend, buy second hand, buy local and handmade, as well as helping them create a space they love. I believe in the importance of community and I try to support my community as much as possible.
I still felt though like I could be doing more. Human rights are very important to me. While on the blog I can promote slow consumption and encourage people to buy from companies that support workers rights and environmentally friendly practices, there are organizations that accomplish more.
Moving forward Meandering Design will be donating 5% of its profit to Vital Voices an organization whose mission is to "identify, invest in and bring visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities".
I've seen first hand the awesome work that women can do. I met women in Iraq who were spear heading efforts to promote peace, grow and build their communities and fight injustice- all at risk to their own lives. That is why I feel an organization like Vital Voices complements Meandering Design's mission.
Thank you for your support of the work that I do and for helping Meandering Design give back.