Giving Back

The business model of Stela 9 is based on fair wages and fair trade, but we also try to give back in other ways whenever we can.

We are currently teaming up with the non-profit, Hug it Forward, a grassroots organization that facilitates education and awareness by empowering communities in Latin America to build “bottle schools.”

Bottle schools are schools built using “eco-bricks”: plastic bottles stuffed with inorganic trash. Entire communities come together to build a more sustainable educational infrastructure for their future.

Last fall Stela 9 launched two collections, created with the goal of raising 13K to fully fund one bottle school in Guatemala.  Your purchase of any of the Stela 9 Abrazos Collection products will directly benefit this cause.

Follow our progress by visiting #stela9Abrazos on Instagram.