Deliberate Designs came to be from a need to do more than just figure out a way to sell something. The owner, Jill Ann Rolfes after many years as a stay at home mom and ten years as a professional taste tester,decided she didn't want a job that only benefited her and her family. Growing up in her church in Loveland, Ohio she heard the message of fair trade from a friend.
Fair trade is when a community comes together to make products. Usually this is in impovershed areas in third world countries. A wholesaler will then pay them a fair and living wage for their products. The wholesaler will then sell those products to stores. Sounds simple? Well it is and it isn't. It does make sense and it seems like it is the logical thing to do. But in today's world some have taken advantage of the poor by paying them the equivelant of pennies for their work. Why would someone do that? Because you will keep them in poverty (making them slave labor), you can make more of a profit (greed) and you are guaranteed that they will always want to work for you because they have nothing else.
Fair trade is trying to break the chains of slave labor and human trafficking. Families are taught a skill and are able to get out of the poverty cycle and they can send their children to school.The bonus for fair trade is, not only are you helping people from selling their children into slave labor- or into prostitution, you get quality handmade items at a great price!!
Deliberate Designs was created because they want to represent artists and workers from as many different countries as possible. Not just jewelry or just baskets. But jewelry and baskets and clothes and toys and dishes! An ever changing supply of art and useful inventory so you can find something new every time you visit.
Global products showcasing the beauty of many cultures.
Deliberate Designs has made a commitment to bring to it's customers the finest in designs from around the world. We search for hours looking for the just right piece that will bring smiles to faces. We have purposely set out to represent as many countries as possible. By doing this it will assure that the products that we sell will be varied. It will also be changing on a regular basis. The most common item will be jewelry. It's the one thing that is constantly asked to be stocked. BUT- jewelry will also be rotating so that fresh designs will be available.
So check in on a regular basis to see all the goodies that you can't find in your local stores!
What does Deliberate Designs do besides this online store?
We travel in the spring thru fall to communities, businesses, parties,churches, festivals and more. We can be found in the Summer at WestSide Market in Cheviot. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see where we are going to be. If you know a business that would like to partner up to have some fun or treat their clients/customers, please contact us.!
Some very exciting news!
Loveland Walk for Freedom 2019 is happening! This walk is in conjunction with A21. This Christian group Reaches, Rescues and Restores victims of human trafficking around the world. A21 stands for Abolish slavery in the 21st century. The walk is October 19th from Loveland Elementary to Nisbet Park. There will be a small reception/celebration at the amphitheater immediately after the walk.
Human trafficking is a 150 BILLION dollar industry. We are not immune in the suburbs. The walk helps bring awareness to this awful crime. Some countries are so bound in the crime they sell children with ease. Families in poverty are selling their small children into slave labor and prostitution.
Here in the US trafficking is often done through social media. Victims are contacted through many different aps or pages. The victim is convinced the person they are talking with cares about them. They care so much they want to meet. The teens runaway to meet them and BOOM. They are now in the hands of a trafficker. She is raped and prostituted within 24 hours.
Trafficking has started to be seen in the news. People are finally becoming more aware. That is why I am involved with the walk. Let’s reach out to our communities and to other Christians and show we care and we are watching! You can sign up to donate or you can donate and walk. Share the story of human trafficking with friends and family and they can donate to your page.I am always available for questions. I have downloads for flyers if you would like to print them out and post in work places or hand out to friends.
Donations can be made at A21.org/walk. Put in your zipcode and it will direct you to the Loveland Walk for Freedom.To donate just click donate, items are available to buy on the shop link. You can also click to register to walk. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any concerns or questions you may have at email@example.com