As a mother, I am passionate about supporting disadvantaged women, particularly Colombian single mothers. Macaw achieves this through socially responsible employment offering significant real-life benefits.
Colombia is a country of high unemployment, where women and single mothers often face barriers to employment and receive only substandard wages.
The makers of Macaw fabrics are 90% women, the majority of whom are the lone providers of financial support for their families. These Medellin craftspeople are paid a fair wage and are proud of their work. These women also receive access to student loans, home loans, and free events to develop a supportive community.
The family and community programs we create for our Colombian artisans and their children will increase and expand as the Macaw brand does the same.