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  • Thank You

    Here are two of our dear friends, who make our beautiful scarves, showing the new cover stitch machine we were able to purchase for Nightlight. We share this because it is only possible by having customers like you buying our products. So thank you!  

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  • Thailand Day 6:

    Everything is coming together, one last day in china town, tying up loose ends and doing the final touches on the new Jewelry collection.  We gathered a few rolls of fabric to be stored for our next scarf line. The Chinese take care of the jewelry supply in Bangkok and the Indian population of Thailand takes care of the textiles. Its a collaboration of races and cultures and a very rich and diverse experience. Everyone so friendly and fun to interact with, it makes my heart smile! We head back to the production facility and take some time to talk...

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  • Thailand Day 5:

    Indulge. Was ranked in the top 100 restaurants in Bangkok and with over 7000 review alone on trip adviser there is no shortage of options. We ate some fabulous Thai cuisine while watching the city roll by less than 10 feet from our table. One of Bangkok's busiest red light districts is just a stone's throw around the corner. As women are heading out for a night of work we reflect on all the faces we met again today at Nightlight. These women were here not too long ago....but they desired some thing different. Dignity and Freedom. Nightlight presents the...

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  • Thailand Day 4:

    Chinatown is one big hot mess! There is only one word to describe China town, total insanity( ok, two words).  Coming from small town Steamboat Springs Colorado, China town is complete overload. This area is essential for the sourcing of materials for our scarfs and jewelry. This is also where everyone else in Bangkok goes for their sourcing as well. Cramped into a narrow alley with thousands of people, 98 degrees, motor bikes, and food carts, my energy was preforming in slow motion. After a few hours of this I took shelter in an air conditioned Starbucks, yes Starbucks! A...

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  • Thailand Day 3:

    “We pay them well, so they don’t go back” commented Jeff, who works with Nightlight and has been a resident of Bangkok for the past 22 years. For women coming out of the commercial sex industry there are many deep and complicated layers to beginning a new life. Employment at Nightlight is one of those steps. They are given dignified work and a fair wage which is the beginning to a new tomorrow. They are not left to their own devices for finding healing and discovering redemption; they are counseled, loved and supported.    Knowing some of their stories, I...

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  • Thailand Day 2:

    Trying to win the battle against jet lag and so far doing well, even though at times we depend on a swig of caffeine as we feel the pull to surrender. Mostly a day of rest and a trip to the weekend market for a feast of color, smells and sights to stimulate the senses, get inspired and source materials for our new jewelry. Some great Thai food and drink, including my favorite mango and sticky rice, was in order and now preparing for more sleep. Hoping tomorrow we will be the victors over our jet-lag as we will be...

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  • Thailand Day 1:

    Three Fights, 26 hours later. Arrive in Thailand and our Luggage seems to be missing. By luggage I mean all the fabric we have sourced for our new designs. Thankfully our hearts only stopped momentarily as we saw from a distance someone approaching us with recognizable suit cases in hand. We grab a taxi to take us to our hotel, the driver, a very cheerful man with lots of smiles and chuckling. It seems the only English phrase he knows is “my friend, my friend” but we manage to communicate the location where we are going. As we begin to...

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  • What is Fair Trade?

    Fair Trade is a channel of international trading that puts people, their communities, and our environment before PROFITS by paying a fair sustainable price.  Producers of fair trade products are often both socially and economically marginalized. The women we work directly with have been exploited and are recovering from many forms of abuse. By working for a company that employs fair trade principles they are able to start the process of rebuilding their lives on a sustainable future that offers hope. We are committed to following the fair trade principles and practices in all our business decisions. Here is a...

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