At Wisconsin Without Borders Marketplace, we’ve slowed down operations as we enjoy summer. Despite slowing down and turning our attentions to learning, we’re still committed to telling the stories of our global artisans and continue to strengthen our ties with them. By spotlighting the amazing individuals that contribute to our extremely interconnected organization, we are able to better explain our purpose and hopefully, help make the world a little bit better.
With team members fine tuning their skills in different industries all across the globe, we’re hoping to reconnect in the next month or two with our strongest executive team yet. The lessons we’re learning through our summer internships, jobs and travels are helping us learn how to improve the best practices of our small scale empowerment operation.
With the dog days of summer already here, there’s still opportunities to be a part of the empowerment we live by. Our online store is still active and a great way to pick out some bright summer accessories before our new fall line comes in, as well as dressing up your summer wardrobe!
Statement jewelry has a special power, and some of the products at WWB Marketplace can create that power. In my personal experience, whenever I wear any of my pieces, I get compliments; however, it also creates a venue for conversation. When someone mentions how much they love my rosa La Calera papas fritas earrings, I’ll launch into the story of the artisan who hand crafted them, speaking passionately of our friends at Sumak Muyo.
Sometimes these conversations, whether it’s at the office, in the grocery store or on the street, turn into something bigger. The stories of WWB Marketplace, our artisans and our university collaborators become one part of larger story of the power of a collaborative world and ideas of successful empowerment, sustainable development and connection, in all its capacities.
By sharing the stories, the products or the power of WWB Marketplace whether over the internet or in person, we can connect and change the world.