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Blankets for Blankets

Blankets for Blankets

You Buy a Throw - We Donate Two

‘Tis the Season for Giving,' and that is exactly what we (you and us) can do.  We are happy to announce our partnership with Shelter from the Storm (http://sfts.org.uk/), a truly wonderful local charity helping change the lives of Londoners in need.  Entirely supported by donations and volunteers, Shelter from the Storm houses and supports homeless men and women in our city. Their doors are open all year round to those needing a place to sleep, regardless of who they are, or where they come from. 

Shelter from the Storm Logo

2016 was a year of new experiences for the team at Claribel London.  We travelled to Peru to visit our workshops in Lima, as well as visiting artistic rural communities in the Andes.  Experiencing the warmth and generosity of people who, by Western standards, have so little - and yet shared so much, was priceless. We were humbled by the warm welcome of local community leaders – inviting us into their homes, and happily sharing a meal with us.  While our projects with them are only getting started, the team is conscious of the importance of paying it forward.  Deciding who to help often seems like a difficult task - but the unwavering generosity we experienced during our Claribel travels, reminded us that every bit counts, and we should look no further than our own community if we want to make a change. 

Mariana and Weaver

At Claribel, we spend our days trying to come up with new products and items to beautify and perfect the spaces we live in.   This brings us immense joy and pride – but it is a luxury many are without. For this reason, we found it fitting to seek out an organisation like Shelter from the Storm.  Started in 2007, they selflessly assist an important number of homeless individuals from their Islington location, and continue to determinedly grow and offer more services to the homeless population.  As our brand grows, we hope our support does as well.  Through our Blankets for Blankets program we will donate two warm blankets to Shelter from the Storm for every throw purchased on our site or at one of our pop ups.  For more information on Shelter from the Storm please visit http://sfts.org.uk/ .  

To participate in the Blankets for Blankets program, and give the gift of warmth, please click here to shop our collection of Throws. 

Happy Holidays and all the best for the remainder of 2016!

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