If you’re looking for some wonderful gifts with a meaningful story, I encourage you to check out Thistle Farms. Their mini products are affordable, impactful stocking stuffers that are sure to share a wonderful story.
Thistle Farms is a brand near & dear to my heart. While living in Nashville, I was able to visit Thistle Farms to witness the positive impact this social enterprise has on women. Thistle Farms is a brand of natural home and body products handcrafted by survivors of addiction, prostitution, and human trafficking. Thistle Farm's employment program is just one of many ways this social enterprise is empowering women.
From the start founder, Becca Stevens has believed in order for these women to be successful, Thistle Farms needs to focus on the whole woman. She made sure her organization addresses all aspects of the women's lives, not just providing jobs or shelter, but also providing love, encouragement, and other resources needed to succeed. As the Thistle Farms motto states “Love Heals." The strong survivors go through a wonderful program to help them heal & recover. Alongside a supportive community and a positive environment these ladies are moving forward in a confident manner.
Thistle Farms’ residential program, Magdalene, allows the inspiring women to take the time needed to recover. Women are connected with therapists, opportunities to get their GED, medical attention, and more. Classes are offered on childcare, financial management, etiquette, and other skills for these women to lead successful lives. Survivors are employed by the social enterprise of Thistle Farms. Women may have jobs such as creating the home and body products, office administration, sales, or working in the cafe. This impactful program truly proves that love heals, I’ve seen it with my own eyes. If you’re ever in Nashville stop by their shop & cafe, you’ll meet some of the most inspiring women.
In 2017 Thistle Farms housed 61 survivors in the Magdalene residential program, employed 41 survivors across all departments, helped 11 survivors to move into their own apartment, provided 1,873 medical and mental health appointments, and funded 208 women's salaries around the world through our Global partnerships! Pretty amazing stuff!
Thistle Farm’s products are high quality and made with natural materials. Personally, I love all things lavender so I’m stocked on their minis, bath soaks, and candles! Good stuff & a good cause! Thistle Farms products make great gifts because they share a story of love and healing! I encourage you to check out their incredible work and try out their products.