Open Arms is an Austin-based clothing company with a mission. Open Arms is a social enterprise founded to provide refugee women in the US a living wage for making stylish products from 100% recycled materials.
Open Arms Mission Statement:
At Open Arms, we are committed to providing refugee women in America a living wage (the baseline hourly income necessary for food and shelter [including housing and incidentals such as clothing and other basic needs]) which typically runs $3-$7 above the federal minimum wage.
Combined with ESL classes, childcare and family-friendly hours, this meaningful work and living wage are intended to set these women and their families on an upward path of integration and prosperity.
Open Arms is not a charity, but a “social enterprise”, a sustainable, for-profit company working to achieve a social purpose through the materials they use, the products they sell and the impact they have. As such, Open Arms measures its success against a triple bottom line that is economic (employ), ecologic (engage) and social (enjoy).
For more info, visit their website: http://www.theopenarmsshop.com/