We are a marketplace for well-lived goods, but behind our brands are individuals — who have always been at the core of who we are.
We are deeply saddened by the continued unfair and unjust treatment of individuals in the black community — something that has been going on for far too long and has to change, starting with each of us.
As a global community marketplace, we stand in solidarity against racism, oppression, injustice, and violence. We will strive to highlight and lift up brands and designers led by people of color, providing a platform for talented BIPOC designers and makers. Still, there's so much more we can do as a company and a community.
Now is the time to act, whether that’s by donating, protesting, reading books, listening to podcasts on race and diversity, or having difficult conversations.
As a company (along with our sister brands Design Milk and AHAlife), we pledge to donate a percentage of our sales in June to The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and will continue to donate thereafter to other organizations that promote social justice and reform. We will continue to share these organizations on a regular basis and keep you posted on these efforts. We are also actively seeking to add more BIPOC-owned brands to our shop.
Below is a list of resources to get you started on how you can fight against hate and discrimination. No individual or company is perfect, but our sincerest intention is to learn, reflect, and do whatever we can to help end racism for good.
Resources for donating, getting involved, and learning
- Black Lives Matter (find a local chapter here and start a chapter here)
- Antiracist Research and Policy Center
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- National Bailout
- Anti-Racism Project
- Equal Justice Initiative
- Innocence Project
- The Bail Project
- About Race podcast
- All of It / How to be an Antiracist
- Code Switch
- Intersectionality Matters!
- The Stoop
Talking to kids:
- Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners
- Teaching your children about Black History Month
- Talking Race With Young Children