Happy Friday everyone! I recently got a rug from re:loom and I love it, but even more so I love what’s behind this company.
From their website -
re:loom is a program of Initiative for Affordable Housing (IAH), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in Decatur, Georgia. Founded in 1990 with one home and one homeless family, IAH’s mission is to provide permanent, affordable housing to homeless and low-income families in metro Atlanta. Our rigorous, holistic social services program empowers individuals to reach personal goals and achieve independence.
re:loom grew naturally from our work with adults who struggled to secure and maintain jobs. We help individuals address obstacles to employment through paid on-site job training and leadership opportunities. Weavers design and produce handmade products and lead a team of weavehouse volunteers. With a stable salary, 100% healthcare coverage, and opportunities to engage in the operation of the weavehouse, employees gain a financial foundation, leadership skills, and a sense of purpose and accomplishment.
With your help, re:loom will continue to support the IAH team in growing our positive impact on homelessness in Atlanta.
Ever wanted to tour a weavehouse? How about a new-age weavehouse that weaves one-of-a-kind up-cycled rugs and unique accessories? We accept donations of old clothes and old fabrics here at the weavehouse.
Once you get a feel for the weavehouse, swing on by our online storefront and browse the wide variety of unique up-cycled products we create.
The best of both worlds, re:loom creates beautiful rugs for your home, while lifting families out of dire circumstances and giving them a new life. Make sure you check out their website at www.reloom.org
Photo Credit: Top photo: Polly Nance, Bottom Photos: Christina Wedge and Alexandra Mia Hernandez