Sew-fragettes: Supporting 21st Century Girls with 19th Century Crafts

If you’ve followed me for any length of time here, you know that I love sewing and knitting. You might even remember my ill-advised last attempt at opening an Etsy shop

I think I figured out what was wrong with that attempt. You see, I don’t really need more money. (I mean, who doesn’t need more money, right? But we’re happy and comfortable and I like my job, so… not me.) I craft for fun, and for charity.

And then, it dawned on me. Craft for charity! I’m passionate about girls’ education. That is my number one issue when it comes to feminism. I’m a teacher, right? So it makes sense. But around 75% of my girls live under the poverty line. Education is a way out for them, but it is becoming more and more of a distant possibility with the rising costs of college. Make no mistake about it: these girls are more than capable to receive a college education. Many of them are accepted to several four-year universities each year, but can’t figure out how to afford them and so they end up getting a job or attending community college.

So I want to use my crafting for good. I want to provide at least a $1,000 scholarship to a local girl each year. And I’m using this new Etsy shop to help do that.

Every penny of profit I’m making from this shop is going towards this yearly scholarship, and most of the designs I will have available will be feminist-inspired. So you can wear your feminist pride while knowing you helped do something good in the world. It doesn’t get much better than that, does it?

I decided to start small to see how it goes, so right now there isn’t a ton of stuff, but I will soon have more scarves, totes, and splash-proof zipper pouches, all with feminist designs. I also take custom orders, so hit me up if you want something!

Take a look, buy some stuff, do some good. Thanks for your support!

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