At the core of our brand is our community, and we aim to do right by them by donating to organizations who promote sustainable, impactful change. Our Wrapped in Love initiative showcases our ongoing commitment to leaving the world a better place than we found it.
MAY 2022 – PRESENT
As we built our home in Austin, we hoped to create a space for Black people to feel comfortable gathering, celebrating their culture, their hair, their passions, their joy, and more. We’ve offered up our space to numerous organizations free of charge, allowing them to host events ranging from open mics to cake decorating workshops and everything in between. We hope people around Austin feel they can come learn and laugh in our space.
Want to host your event with us? Email us at Hello@fanmdjanm.com
JUNE 2023 – PRESENT
In June 2023, we created a new donation plan with our Ti Mache partner, Haiti Design Co. Haiti Design Co was founded in 2014 with the goal to create sustainable development through design, training, and job creation. With purchases from select items, we would donate 20% of the profits. These pieces are handmade by artisans in Haiti who have been educated by the organization not only in their craft, but in operating a business. It is their hope those artisans will be able to create their own small brands and employ people in their hometowns. Learn more here
JULY 2022 – PRESENT
While many companies elect to shred, throw away, or even burn their unwanted merchandise, we recognize our ability to use our excess products to create a positive impact. We have donated over $2,482 in products to the community. Some of the organizations we’ve donated our products to are Free Root Operation, Colorado Women’s Bar Association, and Mamas Who Dream.
For A Cause
APRIL 2023 - JULY 2023
We wanted to allow our customers to contribute to our initiatives in a way that was accessible and easy, so we created an optional round up donation at checkout. Shoppers could opt in to round their total up to the next dollar, and that money would go to Haiti Cultural Exchange. Your pennies added on top of one another to achieve $43. It may not seem like a lot, but hundreds of people had to opt in to make it happen. We were so awed by people’s kindness that we matched it by about 500% and donated a total of $300 to Haiti Cultural Exchange. This organization develops, presents, and promotes the cultural expression of the Haitian people in New York City and beyond.
Learn more about Haiti Cultural Exchange here.
Torch Literary Arts is an organization creating space for Black women in the literary arts. From hosting poetry readings and open mics to retreats and workshops, Torch Literary Arts is opening doors and amplifying the voices of Black women in the literary world. The founder and executive director of Torch joined us for a Wrap it Wednesday conversation about what it means to create space at the table and what it means to support one’s craft. We were moved by the work the organization has done so far and wanted to support their future projects. We donated $1,000 dollars to the organization.
Learn more about Torch Literary Arts here.
DECEMBER 2020 - JANUARY 2023
At Fanm Djanm we are passionate about imagining new worlds and doing the work to bring them into fruition. We’re excited to have you play an active role in our partnership with two organizations committed to showing up and bettering outcomes for their communities, across the Black Diaspora.100% of the net proceeds from your purchase of either the Protect Black Joy or Protect Black Peace shirts, made between 12/2020 - 01/2023, was donated and best of all you got to direct what organization your purchase benefits!
The Marsha P. Johnson Instituteprotects and defends the human rights of Black transgender people. Named after the prominent figure in the Stonewall uprising of 1969, Marsha P. Johnson was an activist, self-identified drag queen, performer and survivor. The organization nourishes the voices and existence of transgender people by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership and promoting their collective power.
Papa Rozier Farmssits at the intersection of sustainable, high quality products, and an investment in education, culture and the people of Haiti. Through its connection with the BATI School, Papa Rozier Farms is able to provide meals to scholars aged 3-10, 5 days a week. Collectively, the farm and school employ 24 people within the community and look forward to one day enrolling hundreds of more students while creating jobs to employ their parents and adults within their community.
Head covers are a way individuals battling cancer are able to showcase their individuality while weathering the realities of hair loss. This October, we released a limited edition collection in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 20% of the net profits from purchases of this five item collection - two head wraps, two scrunchies, or the double sided headband - will directly benefit Sisters By Choice.
Sisters by Choice is a collective of men and women working together to fight a force that doesn’t discriminate. By providing services for uninsured and underserved women, like free mammograms and breast exams, Sisters by Choice promotes breast cancer awareness to the most disadvantaged communities.
Visit Sisters Network Inc to learn a bit more and support.
In celebrating Juneteenth we will be donating 10% of all purchases made from 06/19/21 - 06/30/21 (not including the purchase of our Chari-Tees) to Project Row House who is engaging neighbors, artists, and enterprises in collective creative action to help materialize sustainable opportunities in marginalized communities..
Project Row Houses is a community platform that enriches lives through art with an emphasis on cultural identity and its impact on the urban landscape. They occupy a significant footprint in Houston’s Historic Third Ward, one of the city’s oldest African-American neighborhoods. The site encompasses five city blocks and houses 39 structures that serve as home base to a variety of community enriching initiatives, art programs, and neighborhood development activities.
To learn more visit projectrowhouses.org
Ever since our move here in September of 2020, Austin has been nothing but a warm a welcoming community to our small business and even smaller team - It is with great pleasure that we call this place our new home. Needless to say, it was devastating to witness the damage that took place during the recent severe snowstorm, which left many Texas residents without power and water. In our efforts to help those in need in the aftermath, for the week of 02/24/21 - 03/03/21 we will be donating 10% of all purchases made (not including the purchase of our Chari-Tees) to theAustin Area Urban League who is providing food and shelter to those affected by the recent snow storm here in Austin, Texas.The Austin Area Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to providing economic empowerment, educational opportunities and the guarantee of civil rights for African Americans and other underserved/underrepresented populations in in the Austin/ Central Texas region.AAUL launched their #LoveThyNeighborTX campaign, as an emergency donation drive to provide shelter, food, water, clothing, and more to thehousing insecure communities at risk. To learn more please visit aaul.org
Now more than ever we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for your continued support to Fanm Djanm. Community has been a cornerstone for us from the beginning, and as a small business, we’ve witnessed how showing up courageously can inspire others to do the same.Since the onset of this crisis, we’ve donated 100 hot meals viaFieldtripNYCto youths experiencing food insecurity in Harlem and sought ways to continue doing more. We are excited for you to join us in being an active part of our new initiative to support the most vulnerable during this time. For the next week (4/15/20 - 4/22/20),20% of all purchasessite wide, gift cards included, will be donated toLakou Cafeto provide meals for the Brownsville Women's Shelter and Recreational Sites for Children of First Responders, both located in Brooklyn, New York. Best of all Paola will be matching donations for the first 100 meals. Learn more about the restaurant or give directlyhere.While we are separated we are not helpless. What we know is we will get through this together and we feel grateful to count you as part of our village. We look forward to keeping you updated as this initiative continues to grow.