Sara's Mission Statement
I am very proud to be on the board of Anatolian Artisans, a non-profit that encourages, empowers, and assists low-wage women in Turkey in becoming economically self-sufficient entrepreneurs. As a woman with deep Turkish roots, this project is very close to my heart.
Currently, we are working on a range of home and fashion products. It is an honor for my designs to be lovingly hand-crafted by the women of Soma, Turkey, who lost their husbands during a devastating mining accident in 2014, as well as refugee women from Syria currently living in terrible conditions in Istanbul. In bringing these one-of-a-kind artisanal products to you, our intention is to generate awareness of the difficulties these women face and to assist them in recovering the basic human dignity that comes from earning one's own living.
We are also collaborating with Eleftherios Kardamakis, Design Director at House Beautiful, who has generously offered to donate his time and talent to make a collection of signature bracelets. We hope these bracelets will serve a symbol of the courage of these remarkable women, as well as an opportunity for people of all ages and incomes to contribute to their cause.