Brand Update From Turkey

Update from a DoneGood Partner Brand in Turkey Affected by the Earthquake

Our hearts go out to all those impacted by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria last week. As soon as we heard the news, our first priority was to check in with our partner brands that may have been affected. We got the update below from Izabela at bebemoss, which is based in Turkey:

"Our team and all artisans are safe as they are located far away from the center of the disaster. We are very much heartbroken and have been working non stop to send relief items to the affected region, and also providing advance payment to all artisans who have families in one of the 10 provinces affected. This unprecedented disaster will have consequences for many years to come. As owners of bebemoss, we pledge to create new artisan teams as soon as possible for the communities most affected and we will be multiplying efforts to promote our brand and dramatically increase sales in order to create even more sustainable livelihoods and hope for the women who lost everything. Thru the end of February for every toy purchased  we will donate a toy to non-profit helping victims and children impacted by the earthquake "

We’re so glad to hear everyone with bebemoss is safe. And so proud of them for leaping in to help both in the short and long term (of course they are; they’re good people…).  

Here are a few ways you can support relief efforts in Turkey:

  1. Donate to Turkish Philanthropy Funds (this is a credible organization that Izabela herself recommends).
  2. Support bebemoss with your purchases. They provide flexible employment and great wages to to their employees—artisans who are mothers and Syrian refugees.