I could tell you how many people are trafficked in the world and I know what will happen. Because the number is so large, you would feel helpless and would think “what can I possibly do?” I don’t blame you- I feel the same way. But how about if I tell you about 6 ladies in Durban South Africa who you can help? Now it seems doable, right? What do you need to do to help them? It’s simple- buy their products and tell their story. It is seriously not that much of a sacrifice because their products are so beautiful and unique.
The Marketplace has a new partnership with a Create Freedom. They are from Durban South Africa. I love that they are not very old; I have a very special place in my heart for the little groups. It’s not enough to rescue people from trafficking, they must be restored and I believe that can only happen with the love of Christ. Create Freedom surrounds the ladies with love AND empowers them through employment. Ok guys- here’s where we come in. Create Freedom can make the most beautiful products in the world but if they don’t have a market the harsh reality is that they will go out of business. What can we do? We can buy a necklace and tell their story. We can buy a keychain and tell their story. We can buy a bracelet and tell their story. Do you see the pattern?
What I love about their products is what they use to make it. All of their products are made out of fallen bark. Many people think fallen bark is useless. I love how Create Freedom “up-cycled” fallen bark and created something beautiful. Isn’t that what God does? He takes us full of sin and brokenness and “up-cycles” us to a beautiful new creation. They have created a line called the Ruth Range named after the biblical woman Ruth. Ruth was known as love so this entire line is based on a heart.
We are so excited to invite Create Freedom to our TMP family. Their new products will be available in about 2 weeks. We will let you know when it’s here!