In the spirit of giving back to our community and our earth, our Compassion Project is a layered structure of recycling, reusing, and repurposing pre-loved carriers and scraps of silks, linens, and bamboo through art and non-profit donations.
We care about where our scraps end up. To date we have donated just over $109,000 to an assortment of amazing non-profits working hard to make a difference in our world. View each of our projects below, and stay tuned for more ways to give back through our Compassion Project.
DECEMBER 2020 - These 5 Scouts were the last of our Mr. Blue Skye, Vol. VII collaboration, a numbered set of one-of-a-kind Sakura Bloom carriers released inthe summer of 2020.
100% of ticket sales donated to Feeding America.
Total raised: $2150
JULY 2020 - In her 7th iteration, our friend and textile artist, Rachel-Ehlin Smith (Mr. Blue Skye), created one-of-a-kind art. Woven our textile scarp masterfully into 42 Scouts and 5 Onbuhimos.
$50 from the sale of each carrier was donated to the United Negro College Fund.
Total raised: $1850
MAY 2020 - We are raffled off a one-of-a-kind, hand-dyed, Sakura Bloom x Mr. Blue Skye Onbuhimo.
100% of ticket sales were split three ways and donated directly to: Black Lives Matter, NAACP, and Know Your Rights Camp.
Total raised: $16,000
DECEMBER 2019 - Our vegan cashmere, Theory.
4 colorways, 4 roll ends of theory fabric, 8 two-of-a-kind theory blankets.
A benefit to aid in the efforts of Circle of Health International as they work to keep mothers and babies safe in the world's hardest places.
Total raised: $4270
AUGUST 2010 - We sent four boxes of our silk, linen, and bamboo scraps to four talented weavers across the world. These were woven into panels that they shipped back to us to craft into four one-of-a-kind Onbuhimos.
Tickets were raffled with 100% of the proceeds donated to Circle of HealthInternational as they work to keep mothers and babies safe in the world's hardest places.
Total raised: $15,750
NOVEMBER 2018 - We sent five boxes of our silk, linen, and bamboo scraps to five talented weavers across the world. These were woven into panels that they shipped back to us to craft into eight Onbuhimos which were raffled off in order to benefit those suffering from the devastating wildfires in our home state ofCalifornia.
Total raised: $24,210
JULY 2018 - Quilts hand-stitched using Sakura Bloom scrap linens by local San Diego quilt artist, Michelle Livingston.
100% of proceeds went directly to Circle of Health's clinical support team forwomen, children, and families in dire need of maternal, pediatric, and psychological care at the McAllen, TX border.
Total raised: $4855
JUNE 2017 - With the help of our friend Mr. Blue Skye, the Sakura Bloom team hand wove silk scraps into 5 beautiful silk wall hangings.
Each of the silk pieces were raffled off to benefit the amazing Circle of Health International.
Total raised: $1500