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Love Welcomes

Artisan Organization:Love Welcomes

Country:Greece

Love Welcomes is a creative social enterprise that helps refugee women begin to stitch their lives back together. Launched in 2017 it was created in response to the refugee crisis in Greece. Today it works in multiple locations supporting refugees in camps and those who have been resettled. Our team of refugee women upcycle materials into beautiful, handmade home products that we sell all over the world. We think big and change one life at a time. Every purchase creates jobs, which create resources, independence and confidence for refugee women. By investing in women, we are investing in families and the refugee community. Love Welcomes does three things: 1) Provides training and skills to refugee women. This process improves self worth and support to the women and provides valuable skills for the future. 2) Employs refugee women in multiple locations to create beautiful Love Welcomes products. These women are given above Living Wage and a safe and supportive work environment. 3) Provides additional support to refugee communities currently living in camps; this includes access to health and legal support, mother and baby supplies, nutritious food and support for micro businesses. "