by now, many of you have already heard me rave about Noonday Collection. but in case you haven’t, here is my journey so far.
Noonday Collection, a fair trade fashion company dedicated to partnering with artisans in vulnerable communities to ensure sustainable, dignified work. artisans from around the globe, representing over a dozen countries, collaboratively design pieces as well as hand-make each piece Noonday Collection offers. Ethical, sustainable, fair, dignified, beautiful; Noonday Collection.
let’s be honest, my journey to becoming a Noonday ambassador was not simple or short. I considered, prayed, and talked about the opportunity for a while before ever getting really serious about it. I poured over the website, the blog, the ambassadors on ig. and my mind kept coming back to the potential + capacity this partnership would have for empowerment + impact.
and again with the honesty, I was most hesitant because I doubted my own self + my community. were my friends + family + sisters really willing, and prepared, to join me in this mission of hope + restoration? like founder Jessica Honegger doubted with her first “trunk show” in her start up of what would later become Noonday Collection, I too doubted. I doubted, right along with Jessica, that even my closest circle wouldn’t show up for me and wouldn’t care much about the work + mission of noonday.
that’s the frightening thing about sisterhood, right? what if I reach out my hand, vulnerably, + no one shows up to embrace it? what if?
limiting, this doubt tempts me to pull away + isolate. can you identify with that?
I’d rather not even stretch out my hand to another at all, than to reach out for a hug + have her walk right past me. you know?
but I was pushed out of that space. because that space? that space of fear + doubt clouds the truth.
and the truth?
women are better together.
our power + privilege isn’t only for ourselves.
creativity + artistry are the thread that pulls us up + together.
Noonday Collection is empowering women, creating tangible change across the globe, ensuring sustainable + dignified work for vulnerable communities, and giving women like me an opportunity to be a part of it.
yes, yes, yes.
out of that clouded space of doubt + fear, I found myself standing in truth, in courage, + in freedom. I found myself standing hand-in-hand with sisters around the corner + around the globe, standing in that gap. I found myself standing as a Noonday Collection Ambassador.
this is my journey, their story, + our mission.
this is Noonday Collection.
(at the bottom of this page, you can find my website link)