A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about modern-day slavery, a.k.a. human trafficking, a.k.a. a super terrible way of life for a many people around the world.
I've been making more of an effort to be conscious about the things I buy, according to where and how the items were made. I don't want to pay for pieces that were molded and woven through forced labor, but this is America, and unless I have time to search for the "made in" label on every single item (I don't), it's tough to work around the ethics. This is partially why I haven't been buying much of anything lately!
Bblackbox reached out shortly after that post, and I was embarrassingly giddy to discover their mission lines up with my new direction as a consumer:
Our unified goal is to not only hand craft beautiful works, but to also give back to society. bblackbox gifts 10% of all profit to our partnered charity organization- love146 that works towards the abolition of child trafficking and exploitation, and living water international that provides clean drinking water via well-digging.
Bblackbox supports humane working conditions by avoiding overseas production, where maintaining regulated working conditions for our sewers is challenging. bblackbox is also an environmentally friendly bunch. we limit our carbon footprint by donating and reusing surplus supplies. - source
Pretty dope, right? (I mean dope in the purest form of the word)