We founded the company in 2019 to:
-Make an economic difference for women living in poverty where opportunity is scarce and exploitation is common
-Provide retail consumers a quick & easy way to support human rights initiatives with a single tote bag
My social enterprise, World For Good, is solving multiple world problems – one tote bag at a time.
Problem #1: Over 20 Million women worldwide are at risk of, a victim of, or a survivor of human trafficking; most sold there by their own families who had no other means of economic support.
Problem #2: Over 20 Billion pounds of textile waste is thrown into landfills every year, a large portion of this coming from fabric scraps discarded by the textile industry.
We have created one solution that addresses both of these problems. By purchasing World For Good bags, you can:
• provide meaningful employment
• provide basic human rights, such as education and food
• provide hope
We are partnering with NGOs around the world that employ women from disadvantaged communities and pay them a fair wage to create beautiful and unique cloth bags from fabric scraps. We sell the bags and use the money to buy more bags and provide more work – keeping more fabric out of the landfills!
I earned a bachelor’s degree in Visual Communications, created two sweet sons and started a successful business before marrying a man that intentionally manipulated, groomed and abused. As a survivor of domestic trafficking, I know firsthand that mistreatment of women can happen to anyone regardless of their social, educational or financial status. It took nine long years before I had the courage to leave.
One day, while my husband was at work, I packed my sons up and left. I wish I could say that leaving felt exhilarating and free, but the opposite was true. I only felt terrified and an overwhelming sense of guilt and shame.
All of this was underlined by the realization that I had to figure out how to support myself and my two sons. Thankfully, I was able to do that and am now living a life with stability and security. In fact, my life is filled with love, happiness and safety.
I started World For Good to reach other women who have gone through or are currently going through abuse and exploitation. Our global partnerships help give women the skills and means to earn money. And with that comes options. It also brings the hope that comes when women feel like they have the power to make a better life for themselves and their children. We are also creating an environment where they can work with women in similar situations to feel seen, heard and supported.
As an added bonus to our positive SOCIAL impact in the world, we are also focused on making a positive ENVIRONMENTAL statement by only using upcycled fabric to create these beautiful and unique bags. We are truly running a viable business that has ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) principals at the core of our operations. We pride ourselves for running a company that is better for people and better for the planet.
Our tagline: “Fabric bags that carry the weight of the world”
reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original.