Wear Your Wisdom is an concept that has been in the works for about five years. My sons were in high school when I realized that it was only a matter of time before my job as chauffeur and chief cook and bottle washer would become redundant. I would be "Let Go" so to speak.
Right....then this would be "My Time", an opportunity to pursue my passions. Hmmm, after so many years of my family being my passion, I had forgotten exactly what my passions were. I knew I liked being creative, selling online, and being environmentally responsible. Over the years I had come to realize that women and girls are the largest oppressed group on the planet. There are many reasons for this: cultural, religious, physical, complacency, ignorance, ego, power, but for me the biggie is financial. Where there is money, there is power and freedom of choice. Most women have neither.
Five years ago I could not find asupplier I could trust to consistently deliver a high quality product. I was looking for a North American manufacturer to ensure my T-shirts were ethically made and it was important to me that the the T-Shirts be made from 100% organic cotton. These two conditions would minimize environmental impact. I was so happy to discover Me to We Style, what an incredible Canadian company!
The other important component to me was to create awareness that the economic empowerment of women is important. Rather than start my own, I looked for an organization that empowered women and girls through their programmes. The Canadian Women's Foundation supports women and girls and provides them with the skills they need to become self sufficient. I donate to them monthly on a personal level and hope to be able raise money through the sale of my T-Shirts to support them even more.
Finally, it all came together and here we are. An organization with a conscience that supports Women's Economic Empowerment.
I know this will be an interesting and challenging journey and I embrace it!