Judith, a refugee woman living in Chicago, started sewing pillows for EVERAND very early on in our journey and immediately became our go-to seamstress. We interviewed her hoping to give you a small glimpse of her life and truly celebrate the brave and resilient woman she is.
EVERAND has officially turned one, and we feel a mix of emotions about that—excitement, gratitude, amazement, and a tiny bit of exhaustion! But the second number feels just as important, if not more. It’s the number of hours of work we’ve provided to refugee women living in Chicago. Well, actually, you have provided it through your purchases and support, which have kept all of us so busy and motivated for the last 12 months.
“I think giving her an income has really changed her life.”
That’s the best sentence we’ve heard in a while. It’s what RefugeeOne had to say about Don Cing, the woman who sews most of EVERAND’s products. She’s a graduate of the group’s Sewing Studio, which gives refugee women an employable skill and a social lifeline.
We’re excited to introduce you to the organization we love and rely on so much, and really bring to life the good that your purchases enable.
The EVERAND™ story dates back two years or two decades, depending on how you look at it. We got the email that sparked the idea for the company in 2017. As sisters and the co-founders of EcoTools makeup brushes, we figured out we worked well together long before that.