I choose to source my products from India and South East Asia. Heres why: Before I launched Earth Sunflower I was blessed to have the opportunity to travel all over the world studying, volunteering, and interning, working towards a job in the humanitarian world. I wanted to be involved with social services, work in a non-profit organization, and create equality, justice, and economic growth for those around the world that are desperate and impoverished. This journey, lead me to one special place, India.
In my stay there, I saw an astonishing amount of plastic pollution, but I also got to meet and befriend the people living among it. Incredible people with incredible talents. Long after I left, I would always remember their ingenuity and perseverance.
Many years, and countries later, I found my love and passion for environmentalism (it was always there, just needed the right time and place for it to blossom). Still equally as passionate about international affairs, politics, and economics, I decided I wanted to combine the two.
When it was time to begin buying products for Earth Sunflower, I knew I wanted to partner with companies that employed local artisans that made handmade eco-friendly products, helping support their craft and their families while also stimulating economic growth in areas that I had visited years prior.
With a lot of dedication, long days, and a big heart, my dream has become a reality. Almost all of our products are hand crafted by local, talented artisans in India and Indonesia. Every purchase of these products will benefit them and their livelihood directly. It will also benefit Mother Earth, who deserves a break from more plastic.
We can not deny how interconnected the world has become, and the positive and negative impacts of globalization. Every piece of clothing, shoe, car, even your favorite avocado, has likely traveled across the globe to get to you. At Earth Sunflower, my promise is that this is done responsibly, ethically, and helping not only Mother Earth, but also the people that inhabit this beautiful planet.