Demographic of Artisans: Refugees
Love Welcomes launched in 2017 in response to the refugee crisis in Greece. The founding principle was simple: create hope from despair.
Hundreds of women and children fled their war ravaged homes seeking safety in Greece with little more than the life jackets they were given. These jackets have been resurrected, transformed, and woven into beautiful textiles by the very women whose lives they saved not once, but over and over again.
Love Welcomes' home textiles are woven with the hope of employment for over 80 women survivors and their families. Your purchase supports the hope of safety, refuge, and new beginnings.
Love Beckons. Love Heals. Love Welcomes.
Love Welcomes works with 9 women in the Ritsona Refugee Camp through a weaving social enterprise. The weavers receive a fair salary, while the entire camp benefits from access to legal assistance and food security from the sale of the homewares.