Hi friends! The Sparrow Studio is the featured maker today and their story is a moving one. Based in Rwanda, this shop features the work of a co-op of 35 women. Here is their mission in the words of the founders:
They are hard working, talented, creative, beautiful moms, survivors of the massive genocide in 1994. They are also primarily HIV + and hoping to leave the sex trade and a situation defined by shame and crippling poverty.
We believe people are valuable because they are image bearers of God. These particular 35 women have captured our hearts with their stories and their courage. These women are worth our time, our financial investment, and the best of our creative energies. We love them because God first loved us.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for choosing Sparrow Studio designs to feather your nest. Your belief that our work is valuable pushes us to keep growing and creating. Your purchase is allowing 35 women in Africa a taste of the goodness of God. Thank you for sharing this journey with us.
Here is a picture of the women they are talking about!
My favorite items in their shop:
I love this set of 4 sparrow napkins. They are each hand stitched and all of them will be slightly different. They also have a matching table runner too!
Here is Rose the girl who made them:
I also love this multicolored Celebrate Banner in the festive African patterns!