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    Necklace Two

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    Fashion for philanthropy

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    What a night! As many of you know, JOYN was featured last Thursday night at NWA Fashion Week. We shared the stage with other incredible local designers, like BonnerBell and Esque, and had the...

    Doing, feeling, and looking good.

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    My first blog post as a JOYN-er… I hope you enjoy and finish reading with a smile, knowing you can make a difference. Confidence in our fashion choices each day...

    A learning experience....

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    As I sit on our little patio this morning in Rajpur, I’m reminded of just how blessed I am. I am also reminded that you can find beauty in almost...

    I Hate Poverty

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    I have days where I feel overwhelmed at the amount of poverty I see in one day.  I hate poverty. I spent the last 10 minutes with a young boy,...

    "Mama, I want my yellow beans."

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    We've been traveling back in the States for 4 weeks now, finalizing some business partnerships, sharing our stories, seeing our friends and amazing family.  All of us are ready to...

    A Year in a New Life

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    370 days. The craziest 370 days of my life. Its about time I began documenting some of what goes on here. Yesterday, we began a cooperative of 5 young beggars....

    Spring Break in Style

    Spring Break in Style
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    Spring Break is right around the corner! Whether you're planning a big trip or enjoying a stay-cation, we want to make sure you do it in style.  Our Weekender bags...

    2013 Spring Collection

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    Work makes the mind happy....

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    This is a reoccurring lesson that I seem to learn every day that I am here in India working on the production side of JOYN. As Americans, most of us never seem...

    Promo Video

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    OUR BLOG

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    FASHION FOR BETTER LIVES

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    JOYN THE CYCLE

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    Printed Clasp

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    It's All in the Details

    It's All in the Details
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    Our unique patterns and signature block-printed style make all of our products stand out in the crowd. Add some hand-beading on top, and you reach gold-star status.  [SHOP NOW] Every...

    Education is a really big deal. Really.

    Education is a really big deal. Really.
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    Meet Dineshwari, she does so much for us at JOYN. Our offices always smell wonderful as she makes delicious chai and coffee each morning along with boiled eggs for all...

    Our Best Bags For Work & Play

    Our Best Bags For Work & Play
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    At JOYN, we create bags with function and beauty in mind. Whether you're working from 8-5 in an office, doing a lot of walking to and from classes, you're working....well, all the...

    What's Your Shade of Suede?

    What's Your Shade of Suede?
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    Sweet, sweet suedes. We love them. That's why we brought three shades to our Spring Collection: Camel, Grey, and Sand. Our Suede Satchel has a classic look you can't beat. ...

    One Of Our Best Patterns Yet

    One Of Our Best Patterns Yet
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    Don't get us wrong - we LOVE all of our patterns our artisans create here at JOYN. But sometimes, there are patterns that we love a lot.  Our Tribal line, part...

    A Little Birdie Told Us...

    A Little Birdie Told Us...
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    Let’s face it -- it’s time for you to ditch that duffle bag you’ve had since high school and treat yourself to an upgrade. Spring break is coming up, and...

    Aztec, Beads & Bucket Totes

    Aztec, Beads & Bucket Totes
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    Spring is coming in full swing, and our new patterns & styles are up on the site -- and we couldn’t be more excited. First, there’s our Bucket Tote --...

    Stories of Joy - Bobby and Krishna

    Stories of Joy - Bobby and Krishna
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    Meet Krishna. When he and his father, Bobby, first came to JOYN almost two years ago,Krishna was a shy seven year old, who constantly hid behind his father never wanting to...

    The Happiest Season of All

    The Happiest Season of All
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    Lights strung everywhere. For days on end, the warmth of laughter and light fills homes. Small clay lamps lit with candles line windows and home fronts, symbolizing the protection of...

    Nepal: Everything Connects to Everything

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    Since the Nepal earthquake, we have been receiving messages and emails asking about our safety. The messages came with love and prayers for our community here, giving us strength to deal with the impact of the earthquake and outside of that, with other struggles.

    Working with 'Samvedna' (Empathy)

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    The world is big but it is also connected. That is how a friend of ours, Ben Richards came halfway across the world to work with one Dr. Nathan Grills in their combined quest for rights and dignity of people with disabilities. And that is how the JOYN family grew through the addition of inspiring individuals from a few remote villages in the mountains of Uttarakhand, India.

     It is a pretty incredible story.

    Lovin' India!

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    Last month, when we were all busy planning that big promotion we did for Valentine's Day we also thought about asking our "Westerners" what it means to "love" in India. Founder, Mel Murray and Head of our Delhi operations, Tony Moon have some interesting insights to share

    Yogesh and Anita

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    Our artisans have incredible stories of struggles and survival. Here is another powerful one - meet Yogesh and Anita. Since becoming JOYN artisans, we have all had the privilege of...

    Thankful for YOU

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    It has been 4 years since I started this incredible journey with my family and a small group of local friends at the base of the Himalayas in Northern India. Over time, JOYN has grown to over 200 artisans and we are a thriving community.

    The Best of JOYN in 2014!

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    The end of a year is a great time to think about all the good that has happened to us, personally and as a community here in the base of the Himalayas. Since Thanksgiving, when we launched the #JOYNinthanks campaign, we have been encouraged to remember and be thankful for every progress we made and for every reason-big and small- to celebrate. Here we share a few of these personal and collective triumphs with you because you are part of this story too. 

    Stories in a Bag

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      Tony Moon heads our work in Delhi. He and his small team together handle the manufacturing end of JOYN's leather and suede products. Tony is passionate about his work and...

    Counting our Blessings #JOYNinthanks

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    I remember one day, maybe 6 months after we moved to India, I was riding my scooter up to my house and I had a thing of butter hanging from...

    Little Bundles of JOYN!

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    At JOYN, we are in the business of fashioning better lives. We believe that our engagement with our workforce is not limited to professional excellence only.

    Inclusion, Ability and Opportunity

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    We all have disabilities.

    If you knew me, you'd know that I have many.

    Those disabilities vary from person to person, but we are all broken in our own ways.

    The Indian Diaspora

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    India is a land of disparities and diversity and this is a well-known fact. It stands especially true in case of the lifestyles that people here lead and access to facilities that they enjoy. 

    Poverty of means; Poverty of thoughts

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    I held my breath in the State Tax Department today.

    The stench ran deep.
    It was all I could do to not gasp for air and then scream.
    I wanted to scream.
    Seriously, I did. I almost did.  I almost let it out.
    If my Hindi was good enough to scream obscenities - I might have.
    Don't judge me.  You would too, if you were in my shoes.

    JOYN Delhi

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    Replicating the story of hope

    Joyn Delhi began almost two years ago when Mel and I met for the first time over a lunch of lentils and burnt rice. I had heard a lot about JOYN from a mutual friend and was really interested in the work – a company dedicated to eradicating the cycle of poverty and creating jobs, and having a thriving market to sell to. Janine and I love working with the poor, we love being part of the process of restoration and JOYN seemed like the perfect fit for us.

    Handmade Opportunities

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    Creating Jobs

    In 2010, when we sold all our stuff and moved to India, my goal was simple - create as many jobs as possible.

     

    I was not a business owner, an economist, a miracle worker.  But I was determined to risk it all in order to employ people.

    After countless privileged trips to "see the world", the most staggering finding to me, was that people didn't have jobs.

    How could this be?  Can't people work?  Can't they just "do something"?

    Celebrating office birthdays

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    Since July this year we have begun to celebrate every JOYNer’s birthday in office. We do a special birthday lunch, get our co-worker to wear a special birthday jacket all afternoon and say things we like best about her/him. I love to tell the story of how everybody pitched in to make this happen.

    Carrie sporting the birthday vest

    Profit for Good

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    JOYN is in an industry that encompasses the strengths of business and philanthropy. A recent article about TOMS shared its Founder, Blake Mycoskie’s view that “…for-profit and a bottom-line focus didn’t have to be in conflict with for-good.” JOYN’s philosophy resonates with this vision. When the ‘ends’ is profit only, the ‘means’ will never entail justice and joy.

    Handmade Stories: The intriguing art of block printing

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    “There is a thrill in working with hands- mixing color and finding the exact shade you want; using a wooden block that has beautiful designs cut on it: a result of somebody carving these patters on wood for many hours. The block coming in contact with the color and embracing its hues. Then, almost like giving a part of itself away, imprinting its design on beautiful ‘khaadi’- cloth spun from cotton by hand. It feels as poetic as it sounds!” – Mel Murray; Founder, JOYN

    A company’s profit in an artisan’s gain

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    As many of you would be aware, Shyam underwent a corrective procedure for hi...

    The Sounds of JOYN

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    JOYN is a place of many colours, many different blocks and patterns, many different religions and races and many languages too. This fact is known to anybody who has either spent a little time with us in Rajpur, or has browsed through our website and read/seen our story. What almost nobody knows is that JOYN is also a place of many kinds of music! Every day, any time, walk through any part ou...

    I dream in block print

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    They say that you know that you are fluent in a language when you begin to have dreams in that language. Well, despite my inability to grasp the entirety of the Hindi language, you could say that I am now fluent in block...

    Mother Ship

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    Mother Ship (N.) – a ship that serves or carries one or more smaller ships. Raising boys in India is quite nice really. We have monkeys, sco...

    A typical day

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    Many people ask me what a typical day looks like for me. I snicker a bit. My life feels far from typical. I guess everyone feels that way. Today was a full day. Like most moms, I drug myself out of bed, wishing the night didn’t se…

    Lining up for a dream.

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    They are lined up. Waiting. For the past few months, there hasn’t been a day that has gone by without someone asking me for a job. They call, show up at the office...

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