When we externalize costs, we are asking for both the earth and an overseas labor force to satisfy our demand for cheap goods made quickly. Yobel wants to participate in a world where costs are no longer externalized. The way we do this is by ensuring that the people employed to manufacture our ethical goods are valued fairly, and the planet is not only protected, but improved by the goods we sell!
Let’s be honest, January is a difficult month. As the decorations come down after the holiday season, our wallets are hurting, family and friends disperse, the cold and gloomy weather sets in, and there is not enough sunlight. We can all start to feel a bit blue.
Then BAM. Its February, and suddenly it's all about romance. Pink and red, flowers and hearts, gifts and chocolates. Valentine’s day can be joyful and exciting, but it can also leave people feeling lonely or stressed. Romantic love can be a source of mutual support and companionship, which is indeed worthy of celebration, but this month is also a good time to focus on another important type of love, SELF LOVE.
For us, success is seeing lives transformed. We would like to share with you a personal story of one of our female artisans whose life you have affected through your recent purchases here at Yobel Market.