It is the end of the financial year and while most businesses are having huge sales to sell old season designs, we are doing something very different. This is the time when we send our yearly donation to Mision Mexico Children’s Refuge. Every year we donate 5% of our profits from each sale to this incredible charity.
Mision Mexico is a refuge for children of all ages who have been abused, abandoned and neglected. Most of these children come from extreme poverty and Mision Mexico provides them with a loving home, an education, family and a future. It is a truly special place that opened its doors and heart to Moacir (Cielo’s co-founder) at a young age. Cielo wouldn’t be here without Mision Mexico’s love and support and we are so proud to give back in the little way that we can.
We couldn’t do this without every one of you. All of your purchases truly make a difference. Not only are you supporting our dream and artisans throughout Mexico and Guatemala, you are also contributing to a beautiful organisation that is changing the lives of so many kids.
We had such a lovely response to our last blog post where we shared an in depth insight into one of our much loved designs, so much so that we want to keep spreading the love! Today we will be sharing more about the creators of our blouses. You have been loving our blouse designs, particularly at our local markets. We always have so much fun seeing visitors try on different styles and struggle to decide which one to take home, they are all just too beautiful!
This week on the 19th of March we celebrated Dia del Artesano or Day of the Artisans. A day to celebrate and honour the craftsmanship of artisans worldwide. We work with so many talented artisans throughout Mexico and Guatemala. As many of you know, we mainly partner with weaving or embroidery cooperatives and this week I was asking myself, do our customers know what a cooperative is? Now is the perfect time to share.
At Cielo, every one of our designs was made by hand and we think that it is so important to share where they were made, why they were made and who they were made by. We want every customer to have an understanding of where our designs come from, to realise their value and as a result cherish our pieces forever. This is the beauty of slow fashion. You can develop appreciation for the makers and form a connection with that person through their creations.