Mishky trains and employs women from predominately low income communities. Many of our artisan weavers are single mothers who have enrolled in the company’s Mi mamá para mí (My mom for me) program, an initiative that encourages women to work from home in order to provide loving care, parental guidance and support to their children while still having a sustainable income.
The hands of women, many of whom have had rough lives, are what bring Mishky’s designs to life. A transformative process is set in motion when you buy our jewelry; you become part of a wonderful support network that helps improve the lives of local artisans, their children, and also honor hours of skillful work. Our hope is that you will wear our jewelry not only because it is beautiful, but because it will allow you to tell a story in which you are one of the lead players. Mishky and our customers have proven that social responsibility, sustainability, and excellence in craftsmanship go hand in hand and it is something we are extremely proud of.
"I used to work at a factory. We would sometimes work twelve hours a day. I barely could see my children. Now I can play with my children, help them with homework, Watch TV with them, all while working with Mishky at home. That's the best thing about working here!" -- Margenizela
"I can manage my day. Whatever I don't do in the day, I can do at night. So I can be there to take care of my child because I'm the only one that's there for him. So while he rests, I can get to work." -- Lina
"Being able to generate income while being with my children is a huge benefit. Giving them company is vital for this time in their lives." -- Rosa