HOW DOES NEW NEIGHBOR DESIGNS WORK WITH ARTISANS?
Through Homes Not Borders’ client-first mentality, during home drop-offs, we often form friendly relations with our clients and learn about them, their skills, and hobbies. Whether it is as a seamstress or as a technician, we then pair them with one of our partner organizations or with one of our new programs, such as the New Neighbor Designs brand or through the Moving Up Fund. For New Neighbor Design, 80% of sales of the items go directly to vendors, and 20% helps HNB cover shipping and marketing costs.
HOW DO HOMES NOT BORDERS AND NEW NEIGHBOR DESIGNS WORK TOGETHER? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
New Neighbor Designs was created by Homes Not Borders. The first is basically an artisan cooperative managed by Homes Not Borders Staff whereas the latter is a not-for-profit organization, both uplifting and supporting refugees through initiatives like New Neighbor Designs.
HOW CAN I SUPPORT NEW NEIGHBOR DESIGNS?
You can most definitely spread the word about our artisan goods and website!
You can also donate fabric and notions (from past sewing projects or drapes and curtains or even shawls and Indian saris).
HOW ELSE CAN I SUPPORT REFUGEES?
New Neighbor Designs' parent organization, Homes Not Borders is a growing organization with a bustling demand, setting up to eight to 10 homes every week we are always replenishing our supplies. HNB is always in need of in-kind and monetary donations as well as volunteers for more information on ways to help out visit https://www.homesnotborders.org/ and go to the “Get Involved” section.
HOW CAN I BECOME A FEATURED ARTISAN?
Please email NNDesigns@homesnotborders.org or send a WhatsApp message to 202-450-0079 with a few sentences about what your skills are and pictures of samples of your artisan work.