Around 2.3 million Americans are currently incarcerated. Of that number, 40% are Black men. Consider that Black men make up only about 6.5% of the US population. As Senator Cory Booker states, “Right now, we now have more African-Americans under criminal supervision than all the slaves back in 1850s.”
Melanin is in all of us, it’s what connects us all to one another. Some people have more melanin which makes their skin tanned or darker. This is what we are celebrating. The beauty of melanin and showcasing different shades of people of color.
For our holiday collection, we partnered with Anuna Education. They are a social good organization based in India. Anuna works to end the exploitation of artisans. By oering 320 hours of training that is supported by the India Government.
The training program prepares artisans to become small business owners. After graduating, they have the opportunity to get a micro loan for their business. Our holiday gift bags were created by a woman artisan that owned a fabric printing shop.
The technique used traditional Indian printmaking techniques that used hand stamping. To learn more about Anuna, read more here.
In 2020, together we diverted close to 17,000 plastic toothbrushes from the landll. That’s the equivalent of 422 pounds of plastic toothbrushes and packaging. Considering a billion toothbrushes are disposed in the US every year, at least we know we’re making a dent.
And we haven’t lost sight of the MamaP mission through it all. If anything, we’ve leaned into the mission even more.
2020 IMPACT REPORT
Since day one, we have donated to nonprots that support sustainability, human rights, and mental health. And we’re far from being nished. In celebration of your impact, we’ve created a comprehensive report.
This details how MamaP uses its business to do good and live better, everyday. Despite all that has happened this past year, and all that may come in the future, our community is stronger than ever. And that’s thanks to you.
We believe that diversity brings the brightest ideas. That equality is what bands us together as a human race. Our team at MamaP is highly diverse and spans across 7 timezones. 64% of the team identies as Womxn. And 73% of the team identies as minority.
Considering that 140,000 jobs in the US were lost in December. Womxn lost 156,000 jobs while men gained 16,000 jobs. We are in the midst of a She-pression, with womxn leaving the workforce at alarmingly high rates.
We celebrate diversity in all we do. From sourcing products from womxn-owned factories to working to build a diverse team. In all we do, we strive to be as inclusive as possible. Inclusivity and partnership is what will carry us forward.
There are two ongoing projects in Puerto Rico: one in Jobos Bay and the other on the island-municipality of Vieques.
The rst project is based in the Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. It's designed to repair damages to seagrass and mangrove forests caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria (2017).
Restoration areas are based on a post-hurricane assessment released by NOAA for FEMA. They recently nished the pilot project (roughly 5 acres of seagrass and 1 acre of mangrove forest), and are working on a restoration plan for a much larger project that will include at least 300 acres of mangrove restoration.
The other project in Vieques, Puerto Rico is designed to repair hurricane-related damages. Hurricane Maria (2017)--the strongest storm to hit Puerto Rico in 89 years. It caused major impacts to the Bioluminescent Bay on the island of Vieques
It serves as a key environmental, economic, and cultural resource for surrounding communities. Experts believe this ecosystem will be aected by climate change because of more frequent and powerful storm events.
Many parts of this area need restoration to recover in time for the next major hurricane. If it's not restored in time, habitat destruction could result in the permanent loss of bioluminescence. Through this project, they will work on a large-scale restoration work. Increasing the climate resilience of the Bay is important to protect the ecosystem’s biodiversity.
It serves as a protective natural barrier for surrounding communities and is one of the most important drivers of sustainable economic development on Vieques. The project is taking place within the boundaries of the Vieques Bioluminescent Bay Natural Reserve, a 1140 acre protected area.
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Every year we donate 5% of sales back to important non-prots.
We empower people to live healthy and balanced lives, give back to communities, and honor the environment.
In 2020, we donated to six non-prot organizations. Continue reading for the non-prots annual updates.