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!

Peace!

Susan