Love is essential - like food or water, it sustains. It gives life meaning and perspective. Love is worth spreading. It’s why we’re donating 15% of all sales from our Love bag to Circle of Health International. Every limited-edition Love bag features a unique print by award winning artist Peter Donnelly. Not only do we believe there is no substitute for Love, we also believe in American manufacturing which makes it possible to meet the men and women who make what we sell — that’s why all of our bags are sewn in New Jersey with fabric printed in Connecticut from materials created in the USA.
Truly filling your life with love means making choices that help build happier, brighter futures for us all. It’s why each Love bag is crafted from Repreve®— a fabric that started life as a used plastic bottle. Recycled, then woven into a textile, Repreve® has the feel of silk, but the durability and performance of a synthetic. It’s the perfect choice for a bag that’s carried daily and will be treasured for years.
Maternal and child health in Puerto Rico was far from optimal before the hurricane hit. Puerto Rico is cursed with the highest preterm birth and cesarean section rates in the US. Since Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, services have become increasingly inaccessible with providers leaving, abandoning the families there without health care professionals to care for them.
Through Circle of Health International’s continued commitment to ensuring that the unique needs of women and babies are included in disaster response activities, COHI has provided several teams of midwives and OB/GYNs and nearly $100,000 worth of essential medicines, supplies, and food through our partner CentroMAM since September 2017. We’ve sent professional volunteers ranging from an OB/GYN to a logistics coordinator to a midwife and have helped to procure upwards of 60,000 pounds of supplies, as well as cash grants for midwives and women needing funds for health-related needs. We hope to support their programs through the end of 2018 including a collaboration on a new birth center. American Flora hopes to contribute to this effort through 2019.
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