3 Strands Shop has officially launched our fall and winter products.
This Season! Work in the U.S.
Wear on the Slopes, Sand, Snow & Surf
We have worked hard for almost 10 years to bring the best products that serve the dedicated people on the ground in the fight against human trafficking around the world. It’s about helping to spread awareness around the cause. Our mission is to provide sustainable employment opportunities around the world for those who have survived human trafficking and those in at-risk communities. Most of our accessories for a cause are made by survivors of human trafficking and those at risk.
We have been asked more than a few times, “What are you doing here in the U.S.?”
This season, we are presenting a unique offering with products created by a non-profit in Tennessee, and a B-Corporation based in Northern California who are committed to the cause. Please take a moment to learn more about them and the work they do, as well as artisans you’ve loved over the years!
About Thistle Farms!
We are so proud of our new work with Thistle Farms in Nashville, Tennessee. Our team visited Thistle Farms on several occasions, and has been impressed by the operations, products and especially the people at Thistle Farms. Check out our new hand-poured candles this season from Thistle Farms. We are happy to announce that we will be sharing their body products in spring 2020 too!
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Thistle Farms creates our hand-poured candles and supports women who have survived trafficking, prostitution, and addiction, and who are ready for and deserve a second chance at life. The organization provides a safe and supportive place to live, a meaningful job, and a lifelong sisterhood of support.
A few fun pieces, such as our bigtruck hats, are not only surf and slope cool, but help to share our message of Freedom, Love & Empowerment. This company is based in Truckee, California and is working with us to create fun products to help share our message and give back to the cause.
bigtruck® is a certified B Corporation based in the Northern California Sierras. A “B Corporation” is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. Certified B Corporations are part of a community working toward not only being the best in the world, but also being the best for the world.
And More About the People and Products You Love!
We are super excited about our beanies and cold-weather gear from our artisans in Romania. So cute and wonderful textures and styles! Of course, cozy too! Our artisans have been creating our handcrafted leather bags and totes for years. And these new products are the same excellent quality you’ve come to expect!
Our Romanian artisans are developing skills and gaining independence through their work, restoring dignity and empowering people to provide for their families through the beautiful craftsmanship of their leather products.
East African Art Designed for 3 Strands Shop!
Much love to our artisans in East Africa/Tanzania. The beadwork, leathers and iconic products they are creating are custom designed for YOU and all of our 3 Strands Shop customers. Their unique pieces of jewelry and art are genuinely from the heart and are made just for us. The Zuri bracelet is our first unique piece. We can’t wait until spring to share more accessories, sandals and LOVE from our friends.
While the bracelets they make are stunning, their beauty is doubled by the financial strength, self-confidence, and education they receive as they preserve and honor their Maasai heritage and culture. Proceeds from product sales benefit women artisan groups with a track record of success in providing critical support for girls and women. Our handcrafted beaded leather bracelets are beautifully produced to ensure that you’re sharing freedom, love and empowerment and styling with purpose.
We are also so incredibly proud to share our products from Nepal, Haiti and Cambodia. With more to come after the new year.
Thanks for standing alongside us in the fight against human trafficking!
CEO 3 Strands Shop