#GiftsthatGiveBack- To The Market (Survivor-made Goods)

 As we continue into the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… We are featuring #GiftsthatGiveBack and today we’re sending you … TO THE MARKET (Survivor-made Goods).
TO THE MARKET | Survivor-made Goods (TTM) combines the powers of commerce and storytelling to empower the world’s most courageous survivor populations, in the belief that resilience is more powerful than suffering.

TTM showcases handmade goods made exclusively by proud and passionate artisans who have overcome the perils of abuse, conflict, and disease. By assisting local partners around the world in bringing these goods “to the market,” we take an active role in equipping the survivor’s they employ with economic independence, while raising awareness of the challenges that they face.

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TTM’s unique, three-pronged social enterprise model includes:

  1. Promoting survivor-made goods TO THE MARKET via multiple distribution channels, including pop-up shops, custom sourcing, retail partnerships, and our online marketplace.
  2. Offering a platform for survivors and their champions to share their stories with a new, larger audience of eyes, ears, and hearts including through TTM’s Storiesand Huffington Post
  3. Providing tailored services to our Local Partners with resources such as trend forecasting and basic mental health resources to improve production and management.
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Aashiana the Shelter- Image by Neil Ruskin, depicting HIV/AIDs positive women making jewelry in New Delhi, India.
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Gold AAA Bangles– These woven sisal bracelets are made with love and honor by returned Burundian refugees. Through mastering a new craft, they are shaping and defining a peaceful, secure future for themselves and their families.
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LenaIvory– The cashmere scarf is hand spun and traditionally woven by master weavers in the Kashmir Valley. Made with care and pride, each weaver embroiders their initials on the corner of the scarf.
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Red Light 18 – Image by Neil Ruskin, depicting Jane with the daughter of a human trafficking victim living in a Red Light District in Mumbai, India.

Now that you’ve seen the products, heard the stories and desire to help… Here are a few ways to stay connected with TTM!

Website to shop: www.tothemarket.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LetsgoTTM

Instagram: www.instagram.com/LetsgoTTM

Twitter: www.twitter.com/LetsgoTTM

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/TOTHEMARKET

Google +: www. https://plus.google.com/+Tothemarket/

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