Here at Mbare,
...supporting an artist and their craft in Zimbabwe where the unemployment rate is 75%.
...spreading the joyful, passionate, and creative spirit of Africa to all of you!
....allowing our employees to spend the Holidays at home with their families cultivating connection and tradition.
...providing our customers with handcrafted items that embrace the creative human spirit.
...supporting our basket weavers in Senegal by constructing shelves hand-in-hand, and sharing business skills and knowledge with them.
...honoring ourselves, the artists we support, and our customers by operating with integrity and heart.
...giving a portion of our Holiday sales to one of our favorite humanitarian charities in Zimbabwe, The Homefield Centre.
This Holiday Season, we are shifting the language and the focus of the usual consumerism frenzy that happens the days following Thanksgiving. Instead of the spin of sales and promotions, Mbare is joining the Good Karma Sale Movement introduced by The Wild Unknown. We believe that the world needs love and cheer now more than ever. Through buying handcrafted items at Mbare, you are allowing us to spread love and cheer to our friends and neighbors in Zimbabwe.
Yes, we are joyfully offering a way for you to save on handcrafted African goods! Use code GOODKARMA for 20% off from Friday, November 27-Friday, December 4. IN ADDITION, we will be donating 10% of sales during that week to a wholesome and wonderful humanitarian charity in Zimbabwe, The Homefield Centre.
The centre's mission is "to provide quality care and education to the intellectually challenged adults with practical self help skills enabling them to be integrated back into the society."
A note from Mbare's founder, Robbie Stewart:
"The Homefields Centre has a special meaning and significance to me. My uncle, Keith Allin, was placed there as a child due to some learning challenges that he faced. Keith was a vibrant, happy and resourceful man who lived what some would consider to be a “tough existence”. He was not angry and he did not blame anything or anyone for the circumstances that life presented to him. He holds a very special place in my heart, not only as my uncle but as an example of how we are best served by seeing the world and our experience of it in the most positive light possible. Our contributions to the Homefields Centre are in honor of this special man and beautiful soul."