MissionMade is a Minnesota non-profit whose mission is to help other non-profit and charity partners increase their revenue and the capacity to tell their story in a new way to existing donors and new customers.
MissionMade does this by creating, purchasing/managing inventory, and fulfilling orders through the e-commerce stores we host on behalf of the non-profits we represent.
MissionMade manages each non-profit’s customized store and donates 20% of all revenue from their store back to that non-profit partner and their mission (the national average is 3%).
If you would like to know more about MissionMade, have a non-profit you think we should work with, have a product we should consider selling, or if you want to make a donation to our cause, you can visit us at MissionMade.org
India Cotton Shawl in Black on Beige, 'Bagru Forest Shadow' Story
Anil Khandelwal is from the vibrant state of Rajasthan in India. After school, he went to work on the railways. When a fellow artist introduced him to textile work, he know this is what he was meant to. Now, he is a leader in his community. "We work with many women artisans who specialize in hand embroidery, mirror work and patchwork, as well as in dori (cord) work. All together we work with many artisans in various villages, and it makes me very proud to be able to help artisans by providing them with work."
Handwoven Red Mexican Rebozo Shawl, 'Crimson Enchantment' Story
"For more than 40 years, my family and other expert weavers have been making shawls. We also collaborate with other people from rural towns who put the finishing touches on the rebozos, that is, the ends of the border designs. They are experts in this art. "What distinguishes our creations is the quality of the materials. All of the work is done by hand and most of our products are completely woven with cotton. We also like to offer a wide variety of designs to our customers. We are up-to-date on trends and seasons, but also seek to include classic designs, like the ones we used to see our grandmothers wear.
Benjamin Garcia, Mexico
"I am the second of three siblings and I started working when I was 11 years old to pay for school due to my family’s economic situation. While I was in junior high, I became a woodcarver and kept practicing that craft until I finished high school. My family only uses traditional tools like scissors, hammers, knives and chisels. My village also has artisans who make jewelry, but I design unique pieces which are inspired by Bali’s art, culture and traditions.” Made Wardika, Bali
Map Your Travels is proud to be a 'Mission Made Maker' who believes in the mission and offers pricing to make the model work. We are a small business in Minnesota (the Twin Cities to be exact). We have been so fortunate to be able to go to work every day with people we like - and to work with ethical, like minded vendors.
Meet Niendow the soap maker (pronounced “NIN-doe”; his name means ‘one who returns’). Traveling to Northern Ghana, an area known for its shea butter, we were handed Niendow’s soap by our hostess with the words ‘try this and you will never use any other soap’.
The appearance of the soap did not seem to match her words; We took turns sniffing it, it smelt like shea butter and something else, an herb?
We decided to try it out of courtesy to our hostess. When we did, we wanted to meet Niendow immediately and buy every soap he might have! Its really wonderful, and it supports their community in Ghana.
Kathy started her design company to create unique products, and she sure succeeded! Along the way she has continued to support multiple non profits in her community and serves as a mentor for new artisans just starting out. We are proud to offer Kathy's products on our site!
These baskets are made by mothers and grandmothers involved in the Hope Again Women's Project in Rakai, Uganda. Throughout each week, the women of the cooperative come together to weave these beautiful, hand-dyed grass baskets. These sturdy, well-made, beautiful baskets are inspiring and are a wonderful reflection of the women who make them.
Singing Rooster creates lasting impact in Haiti by directly supporting coffee farmers, cacao agriculture, and, artists: improving, then paying great prices. Adding value. Creating markets. Sharing proceeds. Teaching business management and growth. Building as sustainable Haiti is a beautiful thing!