Our Story

a·wak·en

:to become conscious or aware

Emily and Andrew Schmidt started Awaken with a vision that a business could create one of a kind products and change lives at the same time. We always felt we were blessed to grow up in a country that supports freedom and has given us opportunities many would only dream of.

We set off to find partners that were doing amazing work in challenging socioeconomic communities. Through a lead at a human trafficking presentation we heard about NightLight Design a Thai business that employs those who have come out of prostitution or trafficking in Thailand. We headed off to Bangkok to share our vision and hear theirs. We have been working together for 5 years and are just at the beginning of the grand vision we share.

These products are handcrafted in Bangkok, Thailand and provide a sustainable living and a changed life for those employed. We will be launching new collections and more products with the goal of offering employment to more women waiting to experience freedom.

If you would like to be a part of our vision you can donate to our 501c3 nonprofit here!!