Empowering Women Across the Globe
We believe that investing in a woman’s economic empowerment impacts an entire community. Many of our Artisan Partners are female entrepreneurs who are creating opportunities for other Artisans in their communities, empowering them to earn a sustainable income and to become leaders in their own right. Meet some of the incredible women behind your favorite Noonday products!
Jyoti, Artisan Parter in India
“During college, in villages in and around Jaipur, I saw so many women suffering from very abusive lives in their own families. Their husbands wouldn’t go to work, but there would be no food, and they wouldn’t allow the women to step out [of the house]. But gradually, we saw that things would change if the women had some kind of employment opportunities…
With the kind of the employment opportunities I can provide now, other communities look up to me for some kind of economic stability. Now, it’s easier to convince families to respect their women, to allow freedom for their women, and to educate young girls. Over the years, it’s getting better.”
Your purchase of items like the Ikat Scrunchies, Set of 2 supports dignified and consistent work for Jyoti and her team.
Eden, Artisan Parter in Ethiopia
“As a woman, I believe that we are leaders in many different areas of our lives… Don’t give up. Let’s keep pushing. Let’s keep trying. The journey is not going to be smooth – challenges will be there for sure. But everyone has to keep trying. That’s how we bring about change.
At our business, we started with two people in one small room. That grew step by step. Now we have a whole compound and 30 employees!”
Your purchase of items like the Eden Crossbody Phone Case supports dignified and consistent work for Eden and her team.
Ana, Artisan Partner in Guatemala
“As women and as leaders, the first thing that we should do is trust in ourselves and wholly believe in what we are doing before convincing other people to follow us and trust in our goals. When we really believe in our power and what we’re going to accomplished, our results show up accordingly.”
Your purchase of items like the Laguna Jewelry Pouch supports dignified and consistent work for Ana and her team.
Anne, Artisan Partner in Kenya
“2020 was an interesting year. COVID-19 happens. There’s a lockdown. Our orders are reduced by 60%. I’ve struggled as a person to reach out for help. But I all I had to carry with me was courage… So, I stepped out and asked for food donations. We were so blessed that we’ve been able to feed children and families since last March. Orders haven’t been stable with our other customers, but the truth is Noonday has been the lifeline of our business…
The only option is to be brave. There are so many people who are depending on your choice today.”
Style Your Friends. Change the World. ®
When you shop our collection, host a Trunk Show or become an Ambassador, you join us in creating meaningful opportunity for people around the world. Together we are building a flourishing world where children are cherished, women are empowered, people have jobs and we are connected.
Meet Carla Rosas
Carla is a part of the Marketing Team at Noonday Collection and loves to write about social justice and how fair-trade fashion makes an impact across the globe. She also enjoys traveling as much as possible, spending time outside with her husband and rescue pups, and whipping up new recipes in the kitchen.