Our mission is, and always has been, to create beautiful products founded on kindness and its power to uplift others. That’s why 100% of our bracelets are made by the hands of amazing women, many of whom are refugees, and every purchase helps them build a brighter future.
Many of these women come to the US from war-torn countries, escaping abuse and tragedy. As I spent time with these women, I learned we have many things in common, despite our differences in language and culture. I learned they all want the same thing that I do; safety, security and happiness for their children and themselves.
To give each women an opportunity, they are paid a fair wage for crafting our jewelry, allowing them to work towards a brighter future and financial stability for their families and themselves.
Meet Our Founder, Rachel
As a stay at home mom, the routine of cleaning, cooking, changing diapers, doing laundry, shuttling kids, and rinsing and repeating can be a bit of a grind. I love what I do and am grateful that we are in a position that I can spend as much time as I do with our boys. But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t hard or that I don’t long for something different, at times. So when people encouraged me to keep making bracelets, I saw an opportunity to challenge myself in new ways and share with others some of the things that bring joy to me.
Twig & Stone has helped me find balance and creative expression, but I wanted to build something that could have a positive impact beyond my own home. I have watched friends struggle through challenges – whether they be political refugees with little to no language skills or single moms or those who need extra financial help for one reason or another. I wanted to use my business to help, even if the ripple seemed small and inconsequential. So rather than making bracelets in a large, foreign factory, where wages would be lower and profits higher, we make 100% of our bracelets in the homes of and by the hands of amazing women who have found in Twig & Stone a means for generating income that wouldn’t otherwise be available given other constraints.