Photographed by Nitin Gera © GoodWeave
ruthie L. designs response to COVID-19
Spread the love with a Heart of Hope
HEARTS OF HOPE
ruthie L. design's response to Covid-19
These beautiful Hearts of Hope are being lovingly handcrafted by me in my studio using resin together with the inks and artwork I use for my rug and scarf designs. As many designers and clients hold off on their projects during this difficult time, I find myself with less of my usual work and much more time on my hands.
I initially started making these Hearts of Hope to give to our frontline workers who have worked tirelessly to provide the services needed during this difficult time. It has been tough for so many and these hearts are intended to provide some comfort, strength, love and healing to anyone who needs it.
I am currently making them to send to our weavers and artisans in India and Nepal who are desperately struggling without work. I am also proud to say that most of the profits I make through the sale of these hearts will be used to purchase necessary items for our weaving community.
I'm thrilled that the love is spreading and now many are choosing to give the Hearts of Hope to loved ones in aged care who are missing their relatives, to the staff who care for them, to homeless people who have been living on the streets, to teachers, to hospital staff, to supermarket tellers, to cleaners, to janitors, to those who have been left without work or income and to those who are struggling in isolation and with their own or a loved one's mental health.
It's a small gesture of hope and healing to remind people that they are cared about. Wear it attached to your clothes, keep it in your pocket or turn it into a pendant. Everybody needs one! To purchase your Heart of Hope please CLICK HERE
ruthie L. designs is a proud and dedicated associate of GoodWeave. This ensures that our rugs are made by adult artisans and not by children. It is GoodWeave's aim to end child labour and offer educational opportunities to children in carpet weaving communities in and around the world. GoodWeave fulfills its mission by creating market demand for certified child labour free rugs, monitoring supply chains, rescuing and educating child labourers and providing critical and necessary services for weaving families.
By purchasing a ruthie L. designs rug you are making a contribution to improving the life of an underprivileged and deprived child.
To gain a better understanding of the work GoodWeave does, you can watch this short story told by Sanju who was sent to weave carpets when she was only eleven years old. She was rescued from the looms by GoodWeave and was the first member of her family who went on to receive an education.
Measurable benefits for children and entire communities
Look for the GoodWeave label at the back of our rugs.
For more information visit www.goodweave.org
WEAVING DREAMS NEPAL
Weaving Dreams in Nepal is a not for profit organisation supporting and investing in women, children and communities in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal.
Weaving Dreams aims to address the root causes of child labour not only by providing educational opportunities to at risk children but by also promoting other fundamental human rights in the work place thereby creating a positive impact on the weaver’s working conditions and the carpet industry as a whole.
ruthie L. designs is proud to have been able to provide the beautiful and talented women in our weaving community with menstrual cups. Educating and teaching the women both the personal and environmental benefits of the cups and how to use them is a work in progress and a true labour of love on the part of Tshering and her team at Weaving Dreams.
By purchasing a ruthie L. designs rug or scarf you are making a contribution to improving the life of the women and children in our own weaving community.