Maggie's Gives Projects currently include: assisting our Peruvian Organic Cotton farmers deal with the impacts of climate change, supporting important work to fight the decline of our bee populations, and cooperating with university students on special awareness and fundraising projects.
Peruvian Organic Cotton farmers:
Climate change is impacting small farmers all over the world. After losing an entire group of organic growers in Nicaragua, Maggie's organic cotton farmers in the Chincha valley of Peru are now in crisis. Drought left many of the fields damaged and usable. Then the rains came too heavy and too fast. To help deal with this unprecedented calamity, Maggie's is donating $3 from the sale of a select assortment of garments from our Spring and Fall Apparel collection.
On average, each small family farmer needs $270 worth of water during planting season to produce 1500 pounds of our Organic Cotton yarn. Small scale organic farmers do not normally irrigate, but rely on historically natural rainy seasons. These seasons are now unreliable. Maggie's donation will go towards helping our Peruvian Organic Cotton farmers securing water for next years planting season.
Help Save the Bees!
Bee populations are declining rapidly worldwide. We depend on bees and other pollinators for 1 in 3 bites of food. Learn how you can help at www.foe.org
20% of the sales of every pair of The Bee Keeper Socks will be donated to the Friends of the Earth Bee Action program.
June 15, 2017 Bee Keeper Sock Update:
Thank you committed customers! Sales of our beloved Bee Keeper Socks are off to a great start!
Thanks to you, we just wrote our first check to Friends of the Earth Bee Action Committee for nearly $3500! We hope this is the first of many.
Help us by spreading the word...and wearing our socks!