One of the most rewarding aspects of being a part of The Bright Side Project is the opportunity to learn about people and companies that are working hard to make our world a brighter place. It brings a feeling of pure joy to share these brands with you and help them with their causes. We, really, are just the middlemen sharing their goodness and we are more than happy to bask in their rays. Today’s contributor is yet another brand that brings the idea of community to another level.
YouHambo is an online marketplace showcasing artisan wares from around the globe. Michael Rexford and Jeff and Anna Beiderman collaborated to create a business that honored fair trade practices and social awareness while still providing consumers with something beautifully crafted. As their mission states:
YouHambo was inspired both by our love of travel, and by a wish to give back — to help those less fortunate and to protect the world we share. We have three guiding principles 1) the world is a better place, and we are better citizens of that world, when have a deep understanding of all the different people living in it, 2) education is the key to giving people opportunities to improve their lives and 3) this planet belongs to all of us, and we all have a duty to protect it.
The carefully curated YouHambo shop is full of fantastic finds such as (my new obsession) Turkish Towels and the Ecuadoran Anything Bag. But don’t be limited by my desires. Journey through YouHambo and find your own travel inspiration. And let it take you somwhere.