There is nothing more compelling than being able to turn trauma into a force for good. As history repeats itself, there are too many who can relate to the harrowing journey of Afghan refugees post-war. In comes a volunteer-led organization of former Vietnamese refugees coming together to identifying and assisting in local resettlement of the Afghan refugee community in the state of Washington and beyond. Our customers have enabled us to donate a percentage of sales proceeds to this non-profit organization based in Seattle, WA. Learn more about this amazing organization here: https://www.vietsforafghans.or...
Here in Washington State, the Refugee Artisans Initiative is a non-profit that transforms the lives of refugee and immigrant women by providing sustainable work in sewing and handcrafting products. We have partnered with RAI to design exclusive and sustainable tea cloths and furoshiki gift wrap patterns to brighten your and/or someone special's tea ritual. All items are sourced, designed & sewn by talented local artisans.
Learn more about RAI here: https://refugeesarts.org/
Women's Empowerment, New Moms
As an adopted infant, Naoko didn't have the opportunity to be raised on breast milk although infant formula served her well. Naoko has had the privilege of giving birth and nursing all three of her children. Yet she still remembers how painful it was to learn how to correctly latch on the baby, let alone produce mother's milk or liquid gold, nurse and somehow successfully breastfeed. Overcoming mastitis twice and through her learning journey, she credits the women of La Leche League who supported and nurtured her along the way.
Key To Teas has specially designed Mother's Wish Botanical Blend to promote healthy lactation with galactagogues, fennel, anise and fenugreek. 1% of annual proceeds from Mother's Wish will be donated to La Leche League USA.
Learn more about LLL here: https://lllusa.org/
Children's Rights Advocacy
Naoko was introduced to SOS Children's Villages through a dear friend who also strongly advocates for children's rights. Established in 1949, SOS Children's Villages is the largest organization devoted to the care of orphaned and abandoned children. With their global presence, little is still known in the United States. Key To Teas is committed to donating to this organization and advocating for children's rights.
Learn more about SOS Children's Villages here: https://www.sos-usa.org/about-us