We strive to Make A Difference in the world every day through our clothing lines. I was recently featured on Making A Difference,an afternoon radio segment hosted by Suzanne and Shadow at Z88.3 in Orlando, Florida. It served as a good learning experience for Aly Lewis, who has been working with Treasure Box Kids as the public relations liaison intern for Treasure Box Kids. Making a Difference is a short afternoon segment that airs every Tuesday at 4:55 P.M. The segment features local business people or volunteers that are truly making a difference in the community and in the world. It was an honor to be featured in one of the segments this past month. You can listen to my interview here:
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Being able to share what my company does to Make A Difference on this segment was a unique experience. It was a fun and exciting thing to be able to share my experience as well as my passion for helping people with my fellow listeners of Z88.3. As heard in the interview, I touched on the efforts that Treasure Box Kids as a company is making in the local community and the great strides that we have made in Kenya to help women who are in need.
From Left to Right: Shadow, Carolyn Bailey, Aly Lewis, Suzanne
The process was so much fun and went by smoothly! Aly and I arrived at the studio at 1:00 P.M. We were warmly greeted by different staff members, all as friendly as the last. The reception room was very comfortable and pleasant. When Suzanne and Shadow were ready for us, we followed them back into one of their recording studios. They showed a great passion for the good of the community and also showed genuine interest in the things I was saying. It was heartwarming to see the kind of a family setting I’ve imagined while listening to their radio station.
Make A Difference With Z88.3
I have been a regular listener of Z88.3 for a few years now. I spend a great deal of time driving in high-stress traffic situations on my commute in the mornings and evenings. This radio station helps make the commute less stressful, through their music that is very calming, uplifting, and inspirational. The hosts remind me with their encouraging words that I am not alone on this journey of life.
It was a blessing to have been a part of the Z88.3 family during my interview experience. I can’t thank Suzanne and Shadow enough for giving me the opportunity to share my ability to Make A Difference on this afternoon segment!
Our Line of Infinity Scarves For Women made in Kenya have finally made their debut and they are wonderful. This journey has been such a touching and beautiful experience for my company, Treasure Box Kids.
The first step in beginning this adventure was partnering with the nonprofit organization, Tembo Trading Education Project based in Washington State. TTEP identifies women in need, helps us to develop the sewing techniques used by the seamstresses, and assists in developing the woman owned shop in Nukuru, Kenya. Treasure Box Kids, while working with TTEP, helps to economically develop these women through the sewing of the scarves for the line.
This project would not be possible if not for the efforts of our partner TTEP and I cannot thank them enough for all that they have done to further this dream. To learn more about how this Kenyan project came to fruition you can read our previous blog post: Little Maisha Kid’s Clothing Changing Lives.
Infinity Scarves For Women: The Journey
Though this project has been an absolute dream, it wasn’t a perfectly paved road to get to where we are now. There have been many potholes and detours throughout the experience that hindered the progress of the project. Some of these detours effected us in some small ways and some larger ways. For example, when picking out the fabrics for the Infinity Scarves For Women I found myself falling in love with a specific pattern. By the time that I could get the word back to the project manager the fabric I had chosen would be sold out, or would not arrive in time for production. This is something I experienced on more than one occasion. While this did prove to be frustrating, we have learned how to overcome these issues. I am happy with the fabrics I did choose, they are all rich in color and beautiful in pattern.
The tags for the Kenyan Infinity Scarves For Women are all hand painted by a local artist, Peter in Nukuru, Kenya. Each card is different from the last and depict a story of family life in Kenya. This feature of the scarves adds a personal and visual touch for what exactly these circular scarves mean to the women crafting them.
The cards are also blank on the inside for even further personalization to the gift recipient. When purchasing the circular scarves, our customers will be able to explain to the person receiving this precious gift the impact it will have on the life of the person who crafted it. To purchase this special gift for someone special today visit: Infinity Scarves For Women.
Infinity Scarves For Women: Direct Trade
Having this project completely off of the ground is sensational and truly uplifting for me. We are officially making measurable accounts of how we are economically developing women in Kenya. Treasure Box Kids is making significant strides towards helping women in Nukuru, Kenya to not become victims of human trafficking.
Direct Trade is at the core of this project because it will give us direct access to the women. We practice Direct trade through our project manager, Julie, who is on the ground in Kenya. She helps source the fabric as well as oversee the quality of production and treatment of the women. Having Julie on the ground gives us control over ensuring that the women are given proper treatment and fair wages for their work. Knowing that I am able to make a difference in the lives of these women while doing what I love is a blessing. You can learn more about our Kenyan project on our website at: Little Maisha.
The scarves come in five different patterns which allowing a style for every woman. They are machine washable and made of 100% chiffon fabric. They are versatile and can be worn dressed up and also dressed down for more casual situations. Enjoy a stylish accessory for every outfit, while helping make a difference in the lives of others by purchasing one of our Kenyan Infinity Scarves For Women.
Presently kids clothing is making an impact on the runway and off the runway. President and founder Carolyn Bailey has never been shy about her efforts to make her company Treasure Box Kids a socially responsible platform. That’s why when Orlando Channel 13 News came out this Friday past to interview us on our efforts and our indiegogo campaign, we were more than thrilled! Read about their account on My News 13! Christina Jensen a seasoned reporter for the news station conducted our interview, as one of our child models happily showed off some of the pieces from our upcoming line. View a video preview from Christina Jensen’s Facebook Page
Channel 13 News Reporter Christina Jensen
“Christina was so friendly and made everyone so comfortable during the interview” Bailey stated.
We’re happy to say the station gifted us with feature story status in an upcoming segment!
The International Labor Organization estimates that there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally. Those numbers make the issue of Human Trafficking hard to ignore. The Little Maisha kids clothing campaign has been up and running for less than a week, making it impossible to circumvent a change so soon, but with the launch of the campaign we hope to continue to be apart of something bigger, while extending an opportunity to change lives.
Little Maisha Kids Clothing- The Mission
The Treasure Box Kids President relayed our hopes to raise $20,000 through our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to the channel 13 reporter. With the success of the campaign we will begin the manufacturing of the Little Maisha kids clothing line created in Kenya. The Little Maisha line will provide employment opportunities to rehabilitating victims of human trafficking, as well as women in need of jobs to provide their children with a primary education. For more information visit the page on our website Little Maisha- Little Clothes Changing Lives.
Little Maisha Kids Clothings- The Rewards
President and Founder Carolyn Bailey seen wearing the Little Maisha Infinity Scarf
As our various social media platforms advertise, Treasure Box Kids offers our beautiful Kenyan infinity scarf seen above on President Carolyn Bailey. Pieces to the Little Maisha line like those shown below, will be offered to backers for every contribution received on the campaign. To say here at Treasure Box Kids, we are proud of the rewards that feature amazing pieces from our forthcoming line is an understatement! With the segment airing soon it can be said that the Little Maisha Kids clothing changing lives campaign is off to a great start!