I am so excited to feature one of my favorite children’s brands, Dondolo, on today’s #FriendlyFriday! I first discovered Dondolo when Birdie was born and I fell in love with their products. I would buy PJs by the box full! Their garments are so high quality and so well-priced for the amazing quality. Based in Dallas, Dondolo provides jobs to single mother’s in Colombia while also providing articles of clothing to Colombian children. Not only does purchasing clothing help women and children in need, you also leave with some precious one of a kind clothing for your little ones! See below!
What inspired Dondolo?
I was inspired by my desire to help, empower and better women’s and children’s lives around me. The idea behind Dondolo started almost 7 years ago when my first baby boy was born, and I was having trouble finding clothes that I thought were beautiful and had a positive influence in the world. I have always been interested in fashion, so I decided to start a children’s clothing line that would give back to children in deep need, and I did it!
In your own words please explain the purpose of your company and what you all do?
We design and sell beautiful, one of a kind children’s clothing with a heartfelt purpose and mission. Our collections feature hand-picked European fabrics, delicate hand-embroidery and smocking. Our clothing is ethically manufactured in factories that employ single mothers in my home country of Colombia. Our pieces are recognized by the traditional and elegant designs inspired by vintage patterns with extreme attention to detail. We use the highest quality fabrics and craftsmanship. Our pieces embody the love of each woman that handcrafted them.
The purpose of our clothing is to empower the women behind each piece and to help communities in Colombia facing extreme poverty. We delivered more than 5,000 items of clothing and snacks to three communities last year. We also donated a playground to each of the communities we visited. Every time our clients buy Dondolo they are doing way more than buying the most beautiful heirloom piece of clothing for their children, they are changing the world for women and children one outfit at a time.
At Dondolo “Together, we are empowering motherhood”.
I love that you empower mothers. What inspired you to make this the focus of the company?
My senior year in college at SMU I came back home for summer break and driving around town I saw a woman carrying her new born baby begging for money on the street, I still have the image in my head, I thought… I need to do something to help change this… when you live in a third world country you get used to poverty, to people begging… but it was no longer normal to me, and I had to do something to change it… and I promised myself that if I ever started a business I would help women better themselves and their families.
How can we support you?
This year we are opening opportunities to sponsor specific portions of our give back trip in December and we would love for your support. With your help we can do even more good.
There are a number of ways of supporting us, you can make a donation or pledge, you can help us spread the word, make a Dondolo purchase, follow us on social media, all will one way or another find its way to our mission.
Below you will find various pledge levels that you can participate in for our Give Back trip, please visit our website www.dondolo.com, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit us at our flagship store on 315 Cole Street, Suite 160, Dallas TX 75207
Playground sponsor $2,000
School gift bags $1,000
Arts and sports sponsor $750
Food sponsor $500
Toy sponsor $250
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