Hello, wonderful supporters!
We hope you all are having a wonderful start to the fall season. We've been quite busy and have a bunch of upcoming events and goals that we would love to share with you.
Help us raise $5,000 to get to the Gates Foundation Holiday Giving Marketplace!
For the second year in a row, we are proud to join other socially conscious vendors at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Holiday Giving Marketplace. Our goal in the upcoming weeks is to create over 1,000 pieces to be sold during that weekend! However, since our social mission helps our artisans by paying them upfront for their work, we need your help to make this inventory possible.
We have set our goal at $5,000 to partially cover the cost of labor and materials. If you donate between October 17th and November 10th, you’ll be entered into a drawing to receive a free piece of artwork. You can donate to us directly on our website!
MiMi Globe Goods empowers immigrants and refugees with the skills to design, make, and market, handcrafted jewelry, and accessories at a livable wage. Participating in this high profile event will showcase our artisans and the beautiful work that they create, increase awareness for our organization, and be a great opportunity for sales.
Here's a photo of our booth at the marketplace last year:
Join us and bring a friend! When you do your holiday shopping, you will be choosing gifts that give in more ways than one. All sales will help people and programs supported by the Gates Foundation, here in the Northwest and around the world, and when you buy a MiMi Globe Goods necklace or barrettes, you support our local refugee artisans.
We have a couple of new products coming out, including a new line of necklaces, headbands, and barrettes! We can even customize them in Seahawks colors so that you can support our local refugees while showcasing your Seahawks pride.
Social Venture Partners - Fast Pitch Competition Update!
Thank you all for your support in the very competitive SVP Pitch Competition! The last round was held at the Foster School of Business. In this last round, we were been selected as an alternate for semifinalist. It was a valuable experience to help us focus more on how to make our program sustainable.
Legacy Line and Fall Promo
The holidays are coming up, and we have a perfect line of products to celebrate memories with loved ones. Our Legacy Line of products uses fabric from your personal keepsakes and turns them into wearable jewelry.
Here's a recent story - one of our supporters asked us to re-purpose her ice skating outfit from when she was a teenager. Her mother, who is now undergoing treatment for breast cancer, devoted so much time taking her daughter to training and practice. We created a beautiful necklace from her ice skating outfit, and it provides her with sweet memories while providing emotional support.
Below are a few examples of pieces from our Legacy Line. Please contact us for more information!
To celebrate our new upcoming products and legacy line, we're offering 15% off all purchases until October 31, 2017, if you use the code FallMimiGlobeGoods at checkout.
Thank you for all of your support thus far.
Ming-Ming and the MiMi Globe Goods Team
If you know anyone with an eye for style and a heart for refugee support who’d enjoy MiMi Globe products, feel free to forward this newsletter to them - they can also sign up using this link.