THE ARTISAN: BRIGHT ENDEAVORS
Bright Endeavors lights the way out of poverty for young mothers in Chicago, Illinois by teaching these strong women to craft premium products in a supportive, professional environment. Through the paid transitional jobs program, Bright Endeavors provides the guidance and job skills young moms need to secure quality employment and achieve a lifetime of personal success. The artisans can work around their own schedules and other personal or family commitments.
BEHIND THE SCENES with Bright Endeavors
QUESTION:In your view, what is unique about Bright Endeavors?
ANSWER: Bright Endeavors is unique because we provide a pathway out of poverty for young moms who receive coaching, guidance, and on-the-job training while making our premium soy candles and bath products.
QUESTION: We are very excited to carry your soaking salts at The Little Market! Can you tell us a little more about the process that goes into making these products?
ANSWER: Our production team hand-mixes fine, body care fragrance oils with pink Himalayan salt to create a luxurious, balanced soaking salt experience.
QUESTION: Can you tell us more about the people who are making these products?
ANSWER: Bright Endeavors products are lovingly made by young moms from Chicago who are working to develop transferable job skills, support their families, and attain quality, permanent employment. Many of our young moms face significant barriers to professional success, but possess the resiliency and grit to persevere and achieve their career goals.
QUESTION: Where does Bright Endeavors source its materials from?
ANSWER: Bright Endeavors sources nearly all its materials from the USA. We buy sustainably produced and local products whenever possible.
QUESTION: How does the sale of these goods impact the women who make them?
ANSWER: Every product we sell directly supports a young mom through the job training that product provides and the revenue that product contributes to our organization. By investing in young moms, our customers touch the lives of two generations at once: the emerging life of a young mom and the unwritten story of her child.