Made For More
This Holiday season Mountain Man is partnering up with New Hope Girls, a company based in the Dominican republic that sells purses and bags to help support vulnerable women and girls. New Hope Girls was started with the help of Vera Bradley in 2016 in a barrio in the Dominican Republic. They turned old shipping containers into a workshop where women could come and grow not only as artisans but as individuals. The bags that these women create provide them with fair wages so that they can provide for their families, and a safe place to come and work where they know that they are valued as human beings with dignity. New Hope Girls also work with young girls in their community. They have a safe house called “La Casa De Luz y Esperanza” aka The house of light and hope. It is here where the girls can find a safe place to grow. All the money that is made from selling the new hope bags and clutches goes straight back into providing jobs at the workshop and into supporting the girls that live at the safe house. New Hope Girls struggles to fight against all the forces the want to exploit the vulnerability of the young girls and the women in the Dominican Republic. They aim to create a safe place where girls can find a good education, access to health care, a community of people that care deeply for them. Mountain Man is excited about this partnership and hopes to do more with New Hope Girls in the Future!
Help support New Hope Girls this holiday season! They have a variety of hand stitched totes, purses, and clutches which are great gifts for the holiday season!