International Women’s Day 2022

In honor of International Women's Day, we at Passion Lilie want to honor all women who have paved the path before us as entrepreneurs, and celebrate those tracking right alongside us. That is why we have partnered with Malia Designs for a giveaway (see details below), honoring the founders of both brands. If you're wondering when International Women's Day is, it's Tuesday, March 8, 2022. 

International Women's Day - Pouch and Scarf

What is International Women's Day? The theme of International Women’s Day this year is #BreakTheBias. This isn’t a completely new concept as there have been people all around the world from grass root organizations to larger companies that have been tirelessly working for decades for real change. It warms our hearts to see this movement gaining so much traction in recent years and we are jumping for joy that there is an official global spotlight on #BreakTheBias this year. 

This resonates so deeply with those of us who work in Fair Trade because it speaks right to our values of creating fair and sustainable economic opportunities based on transparency, equality, respect, and a lot of love. 

International Women's Day Artisan Group Photo Malia Designs

The beloved Cambodian artisan groups at Malia Designs (above) are all owned and operated by women who concentrate on providing employment opportunities for disabled artisans. Their grit, grace, and creativity continue to inspire every day and the Malia family considers themselves lucky to work alongside them!

International Women's Day- Weaver

At Passion Lilie, we work with some amazing women that do everything from designing, to weaving, to block printing and stitching. Above is a picture of one our amazing weavers. We choose to challenge inequality. We are dedicated to paying our partners fair living wages, offering a safe and healthy work environment, and investing in the overall wellbeing of our artisans, just like Malia Designs. 

Passion Lilie's female founder, Katie Schmidt, began her career working as a costume designer and seamstress in California. Today she resides in the vibrant city of New Orleans and does the pattern making for Passion Lilie among all the other tasks involved in running a small business. 

International Women's Day -Giveaway

In honor of International Women’s Day this year, we are thrilled to announce our very special combined Fair Trade Bundle Giveaway on Instagram on Tuesday, March 8, 2022! One lucky winner will receive 2 bags from Malia Designs - a Denim Large Shoulder Bag and a  Women Change the World Statement Pouch, as well as 2 scarves from Passion Lilie - a  Bright Blue Abstract Scarf and a Denim and Teal Scarf! A retail value of $136! Follow along on Instagram to enter! 

We firmly believe in doing what you can, where you can, with what you have available to you. Check out this link to discover more, share this with your friends, and use your own platform no matter how big or small to help #BreakTheBias. Together, we can create a reality where all of our differences are celebrated, honored, and cherished as we embrace equality for all. 


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