Brackish Supports Creamos in Giving Tuesday Event

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In the heart of our journey lies a commitment to creativity, innovation, and the transformative power of nature. As Brackish has evolved, we have forged meaningful partnerships with organizations that share our same ethos. One such alliance is with Creamos Guatemala, an organization dedicated to empowering women in the communities surrounding Guatemala City. Brackish's co-founders, Ben Ross and Jeff Plotner, have not only found a partner in Creamos but also kindred spirits in a shared mission to make a positive impact. For Giving Tuesday this year, we are gearing up to support Creamos in a special initiative that goes beyond crafting exquisite wearable art—it's about crafting a better tomorrow for the incredible women of Creamos.

Discovering Creamos: A Shared Vision for Empowerment

Throughout the existence of Brackish, our founders have traveled the world, hoping to discover something new: whether that’s design ideas, natural materials or new ways of thinking. Years ago, co-founder Jeff Pltoner was visiting Central America to see a mutual acquaintance, who later became a friend, when he was introduced to Creamos. Jeff visited their headquarters with a colleague and was immediately drawn to the daily situation and what this organization is doing to improve the lives of so many women.

The overall goal of Creamos is basic and powerful: looking to help those who are in need and provide resources to empower themselves to independence. Headquartered in Guatemala City, Creamos envisions a world in which no woman is required to work in a high-risk environment to support her family. With limited options, many of the local women live in the communities bordering the city’s garbage dump resulting in enormous economic, social and emotional challenges. While these women represent 51% of the local workforce, they are overrepresented in informal industries, are consistently faced with poor working conditions and face systemic barriers to health insurance, social security and other standard benefits. Creamos is challenging the narrative by offering these women dignified employment along with a variety of supportive programs to assist in achieving economic self-determination. 

"I think that here (Creamos) we not only have an income, but we also are growing as people. And the truth I see is that there is a positive change for all the women here," said Odilia, Creamos employee. 

Since Jeff’s initial visit to Creamos, Brackish has partnered on a variety of projects that have directly impacted this organization.

Giving Tuesday: Crafting Change

For Giving Tuesday on November 28th, Brackish is proud to give back to these incredible women. Every purchase made on this day will contribute to one full day of childcare for a woman working with Creamos. It's a tangible way to alleviate the stressors these women face daily. Beyond the transaction, each purchase becomes a catalyst for change, supporting Creamos in empowering the women of Guatemala City's communities. 

We invite you to join this movement on Giving Tuesday, celebrating the power of community, kindness, and the profound impact of giving back to those who have supported us along the way. Shop for a cause:

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