Giving Back | Global Responsibility
Erbaviva remains ever true to its originating philosophy of authenticity and enduring commitment to people and the environment with its products, manufacturing and global community service.
Erbaviva is a proud financial supporter of The BlinkNow Foundation and its invaluable work to sustain and care for the lives of impoverished children. Maggie Doyne, CNN Hero of the Year, and Founder of BlinkNow, was just out of high school when she went on a journey through Himalayas that compelled her to create the Kopila Valley Children’s Home and School. Kopila has become a caring home for over 50 children, and a thriving school for over 350 students. Maggie Doyne was recently named the 2015 CNN Hero of the Year and was presented with the Unsung Heroes of Compassion award by the Dalai Lama.
Erbaviva in Nepal by Maggie Doyne
“We’ve been extremely lucky to have Erbaviva as partners and friends. Through our partnership and collaborations we’ve been able to implement sustainable projects to support our children’s home, school, and women’s center in Nepal. We’ve done everything from purchase a mommy and baby cow, to biodynamic farming, and provide art therapy and counseling services for our children, and provide entrepreneurial skills to women and mothers in our community.
We love Erbaviva’s devotion to the environment, and their focus on building community and a better world and feel lucky to be one of recipients to the generosity and love they spread throughout the world. The owners and entire team themselves are wonderful people who live the values they expound through their business.”
- Maggie Doyne, BlinkNow Founder
Erbaviva’s unique handcrafted fabric packaging and basketry is purchased through Sop Moei Arts, an artisan support project that provides direct financial benefit to the Pwo Karen hill tribe of Northern Thailand and Burma. Sop Moei Arts also helps the tribe run a mobile children’s clinic and works with the community to transition away from the region’s traditional “slash and burn” agricultural practices to creating permanent, sustainable farms.