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Our Mission:

Empower.

We are supporting women survivors of gender-based violence, women from minority and vulnerable groups, and women refugees by providing jobs through the sale and promotion of their handmade products.

You can shop these handcrafted items in The Bazaar. The majority of the items in our online shop is produced by women in job-training programs. Some are created by asylees and refugees. Thus, with each purchase, you are helping to increase the economic empowerment and livelihoods of women survivors of armed conflicts, women from marginalized communities, and women refugees resettled outside of their home countries.

 
 
 

News and Updates

We will share news and updates on Crescendo’s continued expansion right here, including new partnerships and products. Be sure to check in regularly or sign up for our newsletter!

 
 
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December 14, 2018

Thank you to everyone who came out to the holiday markets last weekend. Many thanks to One Journey Festival and Yelp DC for organizing the events! We hope to meet you at our next pop-up. Come say hi and see our handmade products in person!

Sunday, December 16th, 4pm-7pm: Mera Kitchen Collective's Refugee and Immigrant Arts Feast at Space 2640
2640 Saint Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21218
This is the 2nd year that Mera Kitchen Collective is coordinating this event. Details can be found on the Facebook event page.

Saturday and Sunday, December 29-30: West Elm Downtown LA
928 S. Broadway, Suite A, Los Angeles, CA 90015
We will be at West Elm on Saturday from 9:30am to 5:30pm and on Sunday from 10:30am to 5:30pm. We are showcasing our favorite products for the home (as well as belated holiday gifts). Check this page for store details.


Plans for 2019…

We will improve and expand on our inventory from our partners in Kosovo based on sales between October 1st and December 31st. We are already planning and looking ahead for 2019 by exploring potential partnerships in Myanmar to support Rohingya IDPs and refugees living elsewhere. In addition, we are seeking opportunities to partner with Syrian refugees who are striving to rebuild their lives in different parts of the world. Domestically in the US, we will continue to seek out partnership opportunities with companies and organizations with similar missions or are looking to align their CSR objectives with our work.

We are open to all possibilities and new collaborations. If you would like to explore partnership opportunities with Crescendo or know of an organization that’s a good fit, please connect with us. We cannot wait to see what 2019 will bring!

 Photo by  Clay Banks  on  Unsplash

Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash


 Photo by  Pedro Kümmel  on  Unsplash

Questions and Feedback

Since Crescendo was first officially incorporated in April 2018, it has been a very long journey to grow from ideation and germination to what is now a young tree. We welcome all water-bearers. Please send us feedback, comments, and questions. We appreciate all messages!