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Beauty Outweighs Ugly

Lindsey Malcolm

At first, “beauty that outweighs ugly” may sound like an outward, superficial beauty. That is not what I'm referring to here.  This is not beauty that is visible to the eye. I'm talking about the beauty of a soul.  It's the beauty of a woman that has suffered at the hands of another and whose soul is blossoming, regardless of past circumstances. The ugly that I'm referring to is not outward either.   I'm referring to the ugliness of Human Trafficking. 

iSanctuary has boldly stepped into this issue and is shedding light on this ugly truth that is happening worldwide, as well as right here in the U.S.  Through iSanctuary, I've learned not to judge.  Now if I see a woman walking the street that appears to be a prostitute, I send up a word of prayer for her instead; with an understanding that most likely her life circumstances have been unspeakable.

 I love that the women iSanctuary serves are learning to make beautiful things with their hands, especially after having suffered at the hands of another.  They begin to embrace community and are learning to trust again. PURPOSE Jewelry is making a difference in these women as they learn to sustain themselves and rebuild their lives on different principles.  Principles that say they are valued, they are beautiful and they are loved. 

I sell PURPOSE Jewelry at my hair salon, A Place of Our Own. It not only brightens up the space, it opens up a conversation.  Many people are unaware of this issue and how much it is growing. It gives me the opportunity to tell the girls’ stories one jewel at a time.  With their signature on the tag, it makes it personal. I feel I know these women and am very proud of their accomplishments. 

You may not have a place of business where you can sell PURPOSE, but you can support them by having your own trunk show.  By doing so, you too can shed light on the ugly truth of Human Trafficking and give a voice to the beautiful girls iSanctuary serve. 

Contributed by: Debbie Jackobs, owner of A Place of Our Own Salon

For information on how you can host your own trunk show, please contact Jackie Wong at events@isanctuary.org or call (949) 752-7788. 

Beyond the Product: Why Income Matters

Alexis Miller

PURPOSE Jewelry is beautifully handcrafted, providing a young woman rescued from modern-day slavery with a paycheck that she earned. PURPOSE is much more than just a product; it allows young women to become navigators of life. It is an opportunity to dream of life beyond the Sanctuary. Each young woman learns more than how to craft the latest in fashion jewelry, she learns necessary job skills that are marketable beyond the jewelry trade.

After a girl is rescued from trafficking, developing skills to earn an income is critical. If a young woman cannot develop skills to become financially independent, the likelihood of re-exploitation is very high. Without financial independence, survivors have limited options to establish sustainable, positive futures after they are rescued.  

For survivors, earning income with PURPOSE Jewelry is bridging the gap between rescue and independence. Yet beyond the product, iSanctuary is creating and facilitating new opportunities for young women to gain professional experience and reinforce their education.

iSanctuary’s new comprehensive program, The Academy, provides young women with a platform to develop other professional skills including office administration, hospitality, inventory management, sales, events, and more. As the young women learn to dream about and articulate their aspirations, The Academy will help them gain the skills needed to make those dreams a reality.

iSanctuary chooses to stand in the gap and provide young women with financial independence and skills to create the future they choose. The purchase of PURPOSE Jewelry provides a paycheck, and a financial gift to The Academy fashions them to become navigators of life.

Give a gift for The Academy today.

Written by: Alexis Miller, Development and Fundraising Coordinator

Introducing Purpose Jewelry + Rooted Beauty Mother's Day Gift Sets!

Lindsey Malcolm

We couldn’t be more excited to announce our latest Mother’s Day collaboration with our new friends at Rooted Beauty: A Gift That Empowers Others! This beautiful gift set includes your choice of either our Unity necklace or Sand Dunes bracelet, paired with Rooted Beauty’s Berry Mint and Orange Vanilla lip balms, and an ‘Empower Others’ cloth bag.  

Even better, you can tell your mom this gift has double impact – helping two social enterprises to empower woman across the globe.   

We have loved getting to know the Rooted Beauty team, and were so excited to find their mission aligned closely with ours – to help empower women. It seemed like a natural partnership to form. We asked Lindsey Peterson, Creative Manager, a few questions to help explain a bit more in depth about their products and company purpose.

1.  How did Rooted Beauty get started?

Growing up, Kim Garrett - Rooted Beauty Founder, had a passion for beauty and skincare products. Taking that passion with her, Kim entered into college where she began to learn more about women's injustices around the world. Not wanting to just talk about making a difference, but rather do something, Kim began to see an opportunity to mix natural skincare with the ability to empower women under the bondage of oppression. Rooted Beauty provides innovative, natural skincare products with the opportunity to empower women around the world to rise above extreme poverty and trafficking. 

2. How do the sales of your lip butters help women escape from poverty and trafficking?

Each Rooted Beauty Lip Butter is linked to a specific woman through our Woman2Woman Project. Setting aside part of the proceeds from each lip butter, we are able to fund a woman's project, giving her vocational training, recovery counseling, and the opportunity for new life! Once a women's project is funded we begin a new project, creating a cycle of ongoing impact. Customers can see the woman that their lip butter flavor helps on our website: rootedbeauty.com/woman2woman

3. What ingredients are your lip butters made from?

Our lip butters are made of all-natural, gluten free ingredients, which can vary slightly based on flavor but include: Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea Butter), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Butter, Honey, and natural fruit extracts

4. What makes you most excited about partnering with Purpose Jewelry this Mother’s Day?

We are so excited to be partnering with Purpose Jewelry for Mother's Day to bring double the impact! Working with a like-minded company is such a joy to be working with and alongside to help give new and sustainable life to as many women around the world as possible! What a better way to help multiple women, while getting healthy, natural skincare and beautifully crafted jewelry! 

We couldn’t be more pumped to introduce the Mother’s Day gift sets. Shop now though, we only have a limited quantity available!

P.S. To add to the fun, we’re running a GIVEAWAY too! Here’s how it works:                    

-       Purchase a Mother’s Day gift set

-       Post the gift set in the most creative way you can think of on Instagram

-       Tag both @purposejewelry and @rootedbeautyco

-       Use #RootedPurposeMothersDay

-       We’ll randomly choose 1 lucky winner to win a FREE gift set on May 14!