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Syrian refugee mom and baby

SocEnt Mom: Friendship with a Syrian Refugee Mom

Photo by UK Department for International Development I’ve written before about how to help our kids avoid racism. One key to that is through friendships with those who are different from them. There’s nothing like playing soccer, competing in Uno or simply hanging out to build bonds that make the “different” seem not so unusual …

African Print Infinity Scarf

African Print Inspiration

One way we’re telling the story of refugees is by incorporating the textiles of various cultures in our products. That why we created a Pinterest Inspiration board featuring African wax print, particularly the fabrics used by the Democratic Republic of Congo and its neighbors, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda. When we first started exploring African textiles, …

Sewing class for refugee women

Want to Stand with Refugees? Support Sewing Class!

This is a repost from the Make Welcome Refugee Sewing School blog, which is our sister organization and out of which our business sprang! If you’re wanting to show support for the refugee families which have been resettled in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, here’s a great way to do it. Every week, women gather …

When Being Generous is a Bad Thing

Photo by Mario Mancuso, Used under Creative Commons license If you’ve read this blog for a while, you are probably somewhat familiar with the principles in the excellent When Helping Hurts, by Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett. In summary, this book reminds us that we are to serve the poor with an attitude of mutual …

Pinterest Inspiration: Baby Carriers from Around the World

Just head to your local playground on a sunny morning, and you’ll see plenty of American moms wearing their babys in various brands of slings and carriers. Recent years have convinced moms of the benefits of baby wearing, including increased bonding between mom and baby, providing a more discreet way to do on-demand feeding while …