Dear Beloved Readers and Customers,
As we approach the end of 2014 I can look back on the past year with a sense of awe. We survived a beautiful, yet challenging year of growth and success. We now help employ over 1000 women representing 13 artisan partnerships and 3 more in development (launching in 2015!) We are officially a B certified corporation. We've expanded our brand with the launch of several new apparel collections and jewelry collections that represent the incredible skills, cultures, and stories of the women who made them.
We opened our flagship storefront, and our team in Austin, Texas has grown to represent a lovely group of talented folks dedicated to the mission of Raven + Lily. I'm so very grateful. The best part of 2014 was definitely the opportunities I had to visit the women in Kenya and Guatemala. These first hand encounters are a source of inspiration and confirmation that all our efforts to grow Raven + Lily ultimate come back to bless and empower the women in our partnerships. That's the heart and soul of Raven + Lily, and I look forward to continued growth so that we can help employ more and more women worldwide.
So when you pause to enjoy this holiday season and reflect on this past year, I want to thank you. You wouldn't be reading this blog if you didn't care. You care about knowing how something is made. You care about story. You care about fashion (and you like what you see at Raven + Lily). You care about making a positive impact on both people and the planet through your purchasing power. Because you care, this company can exist and thrive. So thank you. From the bottom of my heart. I look forward to continuing this journey of empower women together in 2015. We have so many wonderful designs and adventures in store for us all!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
With love and joy,