Did you know, over the past year and a half Spoonflower has been able to give back to 18 non-profits, support 23 creative entrepreneurs as they grow their handmade businesses and inspire 30 students to pursue their passion for design? Did you also know we couldn’t have made this type of impact without you? The Spoonflower community continues to contribute in ways we couldn’t imagine and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for the next chapter of Spoonflower Gives Back.
This past year, we wanted to celebrate you, all of our makers—designers, artists, pattern-lovers, DIYers, business owners, gifters, crafters, and decorators—by making a commitment to goodness. Behind every product we sell is a spirit and a story. With the help of the Spoonflower community, we shined a light on 18 non-profits that also have a story to tell. Over the past four months, we hope you learned just how important these organizations are to our global community.
“I chose Baphumelele Children’s Home because, as a family, we have been so blessed through being able to adopt and raise two amazing boys alongside our other children. They are now young men (21 and 25 years old) and I would so like to support other people who are raising children orphaned by AIDS or helping in any way they can! There is a great need here in South Africa and the whole situation is close to my heart.”
–Spoonflower designer Micklyn Le Feuvre
18 international organizations supporting:
How Made for Good Made an Impact
The Spoonflower Small Business Grant supports handmade business owners worldwide and at all stages of development. Whether you want to prepare for your next craft fair, experiment with a new product, or just get your business off the ground, we encourage you to apply. In its inaugural year, the Small Business Grant supported 23 creative entrepreneurs from across the globe.
“Receiving this grant means I’ll be able to bring some of my most creative ideas to life, designed to enhance play and sensory time with baby while also fulfilling all the needs and wants of the modern mama. I’m so excited to use Spoonflower for a brand new line of baby-oriented learning and stimulation toys featuring my hand-drawn illustrations.”
-Katie Jacoby, Chelsea and Marbles
23 Small Businesses supported around the world
The Spoonflower Student Project Grant supports the artistic pursuits of a select group of full-time undergraduate and graduate students worldwide. With compelling and innovative ways to use Spoonflower to take their projects to the head of the class, these student designers are well on their way to make their artistic dreams a reality.
“I cannot properly express how grateful I am for the support from Spoonflower. They allowed me to make my artistic dreams come true and to complete several projects exactly how I envisioned them. Without their support, this work could never have happened.”
– Raina Wellman, Rhode Island School of Design
30 students supported around the world