Why bottle mistletoe? October 19 2015
So why bottle mistletoe? That is a really good question. Kisstletoe® uses the two parts of my brain that come naturally to me - creativity and business.
I'm an artist. I like circles. I like color. I often work with resin. Mistletoe is just a lovely tradition - so when I dreamed up the idea to create a necklace of preserved mistletoe...and then followed that with the name Kisstletoe® - well I knew it was special, unique and brand new.
As a business woman, I thought - this could actually work! I may have underestimated how challenging it would be to bring this product to market, but boy have I learned - and I learn something new every day. That's exciting!
The other great thing was it gave me the ability to do something I've always promised myself I would do - which is to be part of the movement to empower women - all over the world. I feel so strongly about how women are treated and oppressed in so many parts of our planet. Many simply do not have a voice. Many do not have an education. Many are abused and mistreated. Young girls are married at crazy young ages. I could go on and on about the atrocities and horror - but instead I am focused on selling Kisstletoe® so we can give back.
We chose The Malala Fund. The primary purpose of that organization is as follows:
Secure the right for all girls to receive a minimum of 12 years of quality education.
I am convinced that if women were treated the same as men, and afforded the same rights, privileges and opportunities as men, the world as a whole would be a far better place.
So that's why I bottle mistletoe. It's nurtures my creative side. It feeds my business brain. It helps me to know that I am doing something about a problem that is bigger than me, but desperately needs to be solved.
Thanks for reading!