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Vern makes handwoven apparel in the highlands of Guatemala.

Our weavers set their own wages, allowing us to have a positive impact on their communities.

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Vern Presents at W&L's Third Annual Entrepreneurship

October 04, 2014

Co-Founder, Matthew Kordonowy Shares His Insight on Social Responsibility This past weekend, Washington and Lee University held their Third Annual Entrepreneurship Summit- a forum which attracts students and alumni to meet, share knowledge and exchange ideas. Among the esteemed speakers from Harris Williams, Court Square Ventures, and Kaleo Legal; Vern's own co-founder, Matthew Kordonowy, was asked to share his thoughts on social responsibility."Vern is redefining how people think about socially responsible apparel brands," Kordonowy began, "Our model emphasizes a mutually beneficial relationship between the company and its suppliers. By working with weaving cooperatives that set their own wages we are able to have a much bigger impact on local communities than companies that simply donate a portion of profits to charities."Kordonowy... Continue Reading →

Wednesday - July 16 - Vern Sale and Fundraiser for Education Fund In Guatemala

July 16, 2014

Vern has been closely following the recent political and humanitarian crisis at the US-Mexican border. More then 52,000 children have crossed the border since October - twice as many as last year. While the US government is trying to decide what to do about the crisis, Vern is holding a sale and fundraiser to help provide opportunities in Guatemala.   

When we started Vern a year ago, we wanted to do more than just create ties, scarves, and apparel.  We wanted to make a difference in the Guatemalan communities that we work in.  This is why we work with weaving cooperatives who set their own fair wages, and why we reserve a part of our profits to support projects in their communities. You can read bellow more about the Education Fund that we donate too. The profits from any sales that we make today will go directly to the Trama Education fund. You can also donate directly by clicking below. 

 

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