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 are the last of our Mr. Blue Skye, Vol. VII collaboration, a numbered set of one-of-a-kind Sakura Bloom carriers released in the summer of 2020.
100% of ticket sales donated to Feeding America.
Total raised: $2150
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
MARCH 2020 - To support the Feeding America COVID-19 Response Fund, we curated three Sakura Bloom Carrier Bundles that we auctioned.
Total raised: $8,000
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 Health International 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 of California.
Total raised: $24,210
JUNE 2018 - 6 artisan weavers. 6 boxes full of textile scrap "waste". 7 one-of-a-kind Sakura Blooms to benefit 1,000,000s of women and children in crisis around the world.
Total raised: $20,900
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 for women, 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
AUGUST 2017 - We raffled off two, one-of-a-kind hand-dyed indigo Shabd Onbuhimos to benefit Circle of Health International, and their efforts to deliver aid to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, a severe Category 4 hurricane that hit Texas in 2017.
Total raised: $12,185