I hope you and your family are safe and healthy during this difficult time. In light of the current developments around COVID-19, I wanted to take a moment and share the steps we’re taking to keep our community as safe as possible.
Keeping our artisans safe
The scariest thing during a downturn is that brands stop producing - in effect leaving the artisans out of a job and more vulnerable than ever to the crisis. Within a week of the isolation, most of our artisans' husbands - along with most in their villages - were let go. In 1 day, our Ibu-Ibu became the sole provider of their families. I remember the anxiety in their voice when they asked what they should do now.
Through many sleepless nights, our team has worked relentlessly to make sure all our artisans can work from home at full pay. With women knocking on our doors every day asking for work, I knew we had to do more. So we've been working on ways to remotely train additional artisans to join our community. Together with you, we're impacting 1,384 lives in rural Indonesia with much needed relief.
We're here for you
Our online boutique remains open - and we are still shipping your orders with all the necessary precautions. Your support these past months has been more meaningful than ever. You make it possible for us to continue supporting our artisans and their families
Following the recommendations of WHO, we have strong procedures in place to make sure our shipments to you are safe. This involves providing masks, and disinfecting the studio before and after shipments are being prepared and of course only allowing healthy team members to make shipments. Please contact us, if you'd like to learn more.
Your support matters
As a tiny, self-funded social enterprise, we don't have investors who will pour money during this difficult times. Now more than ever, your support is key to keep our operations running. Here’s what you can do:
Make a purchaseYour purchase helps us keep our artisans in work at full pay. Not in need of clothes right now? Our giftcards are perfect for future-splurges! We’re also giving a free giftwrapping option to make it easier for you to make someone smile with a thoughtful gift :)
Share our workShare this page, tag us or just say hi on your social media. Many of you have been doing this, and I am very grateful to have you as our family… The little things you do, even your small messages of encouragement, really do make my day.
Donate to a cause you believe inFrom providing much needed trainings and education to restoring a small mangrove forest in North Sumatra – you can now directly support a project you believe in.
Thank you so much for all your encouragement and support over the last months. It has made all the difference to my team and I. Don’t hesitate to reach out - let us know how we can support you through this or if you have any questions or concerns. We’re here for you! Let’s stay safe and connected.
We'll get through this together,
and the SukkhaCitta team