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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Work. Dignity. Beauty.


"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet,

regardless of time, place, or circumstance.

The thread may stretch or tangle,

but it will never break."

- A Chinese Proverb
 
I have some thing special to share with you today!

Scarlet Threads is a boutique offering beautiful and unique products made by women in rural Asia. 

Check out these adorable aprons...

"No matter what country we call home, as women we care about the same things -- our children and our families. When you purchase a Scarlet Threads product, you become intricately connected to a woman half a world away. You give her the chance to provide for her family in a safe and dignified way, and you make our vision a reality." 

I've just spent some time reading about the staff and am inspired myself to help find some homes for these beautiful aprons! I think every woman needs a fun apron to help her cook! It'll make everything she cooks taste better just by wearing one! =) Just kidding, but I'm sure it can't hurt either!


{Profit Sharing} "In addition to paying a fair wage to each seamstress for her work, we share 5 percent of the profits with the women. Calculated based on the sale of the aprons they produce, this is another method to infuse more money into the local community with dignity and compassion.
{Giving Back} We donate 5 percent of each sale to development projects benefiting impoverished families living in our local village. These contributions help with medical costs, school fees, and basic housing improvements for families who are not able to provide for themselves."
 
Read the rest of their values here.
 
The more I learn about this company the more i love it!

And the exiting part for you all right now is that Scarlet Threads is graciously offering one of YOU this beautiful apron!!!
"Functional yet fun, this apron is perfect for kneading the sweetest dough. Combining retro flowers with a geometric pattern, the dark blue fabric is a perfect blend of funky and feminine. The eye-catching button on the adjustable neck-strap makes this apron a perfect fit for any woman! A favorite among many of our testers, this apron is up to your toughest kitchen tasks. We know you'll love it; just promise to share the cookies!"

How awsome is that!?


You can also follow Scarlet Threads on Twitter and Facebook.

To be entered to win just leave a comment on this post telling why you need this fabulous apron!

For extra entries follow Scarlet Threads blog, twitter and or Facebook.
Put their button on your sidebar.
Join their mailing list to receive updates and special offers.
Buy something from the boutique and receive 10 extra entries!
Blog about this giveaway.
Follow The Missionary Mama
Giveaway ends: Feb. 15
Open: Worldwide

So that's a lot of ways to get some extra entries! Have fun and good luck!

58 comments:

Karen Lana said...

I just checked out their website and blog. This is exactly the type of thing close to my heart!

Such beautiful aprons....I've ordered one and have my eye on another.

Thanks so much for sharing, Melissa. I'm so glad you found Scarlet Threads.

Melissa G. said...

Thanks Karen!
I'll make sure you get those extra entries!

Deb said...

Love companies that work to make sure women are paid a fair wage. Would love to win this apron to give to a friend.

Thanks,
deborah150 at hotmail dot com

love the quote about the invisible red thread---beautiful.

Jessi said...

That company just seems awesome. I love it! And how cute are those aprons! Hey, maybe they WILL make my food taste better just by wearing one! :)

Lindsey said...

I need this fabulous apron because I don't have any aprons. And because I am your friend.

Tiffany said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog and letting me know about this give-away!

I LOVE aprons - and the prettier the frillier the better. I cook and bake better with an apron. {wink} And I could definitely use a new one! Thanks for the chance!

Molly Lou Gifts said...

Melissa, thank you so much for posting about this company. I love this company and am headed over to their shop site now. What a wonderful idea and such beautiful aprons.

I NEED this...I have started wearing aprons as when I cook, but especially bake I have gotten much clumsier and end up a mess when it is all over.:)

Diana D said...

I need the apron because I am messy in the kitchen. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

Hannah said...

Those are beautiful! I am going to check out the rest on the site you have listed! Thanks!

Tami said...

i need this apron becuz i collect aprons and love to add to the collection lol seriously- they help me fell all nurturey and stuff :)

silverhartgirl said...

I love the connection. I would love this apron because i also believe all women everywhere care about their families I would love to be another part of the thread to have one of these aprons.

Anonymous said...

My sister would like this. Also her birthday is the day this ends!!:D
Would be a neat gift.
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am a blog follower. I follow as:
The Two M and M's
littleladyintraining(at)yahoo.com

Marci said...

This is a beautiful apron--I would love to give it to my mother who has "hinted" that she needs a new one for her birthday coming up.
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Hope said...

I could really use this apron...I love to bake, and my old apron is pretty worn out :)
onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

Hope said...

Blog follower!
onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

Hope said...

Subscribed to Scarlet Threads newsletter!
onepilgrim86[at]yahoo.com

Freckles said...

Great company and super cute aprons! Would love to add a little something to my time in the kitchen!

minishoes1 said...

How lovely and chic is this apron! I would love to win this because I don't have an apron anymore. I did have 1 but my sister wanted it so I gave it to her. I started liking aprons about 2 yrs ago. Thanks! jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com

minishoes1 said...

I follow. jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com

minishoes1 said...

I joined the mailing list. jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com

Bri said...

I love what the company represents, and would love to be a small part of that :)

momtoem said...

I'd love to win this gorgeous apron!! I need one so bad...

lejn05@yahoo.com

momtoem said...

I follow Scarlet Threads blog

lejn05@yahoo.com

Linda Kish said...

Beautiful site. I love the aprons. I need to win because my apron is my mother's hand me down that I have had for 45 years.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

rubynreba said...

I don't have an apron and would love to have one to use. The aprons are so beautiful.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

I follow your blog
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Jennifer said...

My current apron is on its last legs and I really like the design of this one

Jennifer said...

I follow Scarlet Threads on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

Jennifer said...

I follow Scarlet Threads blog

Jennifer said...

I follow Scarlet Threads on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

Jennifer said...

I have Scarlet Threads button in my blog: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

I follow your blog

Jessica said...

I totally need this! I was just telling my husband how I need an apron because every time I cook, I wipe my dirty hands on my clothes and get them all messy!
jessmy13@yahoo.com

clmartin said...

I need this apron b/c I am a messy cooker!

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is the 36th person who would like to win an apron! I love the name, "Scarlet Thread." There is a scarlet thread that runs through the Bible.

Nina said...

I have been looking for a cute apron everywhere...these aprons are perfect!

nina.williams15@gmail.com

Nina said...

I follow your blog!

nina.williams15@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I follow your blog.

Bachuchay said...

I would love to have this aparon because I love cooking and I don't have an apron as of the moment =)

huggie0109(at)yahoo(dot)com

ratna said...

I love this apron so much!
I often cooking and try some new menu but still now I don't have any apron.
I like the design, perfect!

tomrat2212@yahoo.com

Yuri said...

Because I need my mojo back in the kitchen! Maybe if i have a cute and stylish apron like this one I will get my kitchen mojo back and work some magic food in there ^o^


yuri.kristi at gmail dotcom

http://tigerlilysbook.blogspot.com for Review & Giveaway

Yuri said...

i follow scarlet threads twitter (id 2thousandthings)


yuri.kristi at gmail dotcom

http://tigerlilysbook.blogspot.com for Review & Giveaway

Barbara said...

I need this apron because I am a messy cooker!!!

ricettebarbare@gmail.com

Barbara said...

I put their button on my sidebar: http://candyricettebarbare.blogspot.com/

ricettebarbare@gmail.com

Barbara said...

I blog about this giveaway here: http://candyricettebarbare.blogspot.com/2010/02/giveaway-di-buzz.html

ricettebarbare@gmail.com

RR said...

I need it so I can keep myself semi-clean while cooking.

The Røsviks said...

Love their aprons and LOVE the idea behind their company. Thanks so much for telling us about them...I'll be ordering from them in the next few days and spreading the word to my girlfriends!

maureen73 said...

I need this apron because I hinted to my husband that I wanted an apron for Christmas and he didn't have a clue so I am still apron less. I checked out the website and these aprons are very nice. Thanks for the chance...
maureenruble@yahoo.com

Erica said...

I want to win this because I love it and I really need an apron. Now that I have kids, I am baking more and since I don't have as much time to be neat, I usually get something on myself. An apron would be great!

egreca (at) hotmail {dot} com

kelly summers said...

Great company! cute aprons! if you could see my kitchen after I prepare dinner...you would understand why i need one!

ksummers07@gmail.com

Julie said...

What an awesome apron, and the women that are being helped is so cool too. I'd love this apron because it's beautiful and who doesn't want to look lovely for the hubby!

clmartin said...

email follower

clmartin said...

i follow scarlet threads on twitter
carriemartin78

Anonymous said...

I love how pretty it is, also because I always use an apron but right now I have only one.
Beth
bethnaf at hotmail dot com

Lyuda said...

Apron should decorate the hostess, because it is not a dress for the restaurant

Ginny said...

I need this apron because I'd love to surprise my grandma with it!

trishatfox said...

I would love an apron because I collect aprons and this would make a great addition. Plus, it would look great in my new kitchen. Plus, I'll all about fair trade!!