When it comes to socially responsible merchandise we often think of companies who practice fair trade and exercise care for the environment. The 94 Store brings socially responsible a step further by embracing and cultivating a culture of hope and empowerment. Not only do they employ people from disadvantaged areas of the world, but they also provide extensive training with the goal of giving these people the tools needed to effect change in their own lives and communities.
94 offers a line of unique handcrafted bags and intricately beaded accessories, each featuring a lovely design with stylish colorful accents. The socially responsible merchandise from 94 is all hand made by 3 women from Walmer Township in Port Elizabeth South Africa – a number which the company hopes to expand as business increases. Over the past year these special ladies have learned a number of new skills, including sewing and beading and are now working together as a team to produce the quality hand crafted bags that are for sale in 94’s online store.
The 94 Store also encourages people to show their support and get involved in the cause by engaging them on various social media platforms and sharing information about the company and the socially responsible work that they do with others. They also request that those who have made a purchase proudly display their support by submitting a photo of themselves with their 94 products to be shared with others. The 94 Store wants customers to know that by purchasing a bag through them, not only are you carrying a stylish handmade accessory, but you are also carrying hope.