Esperanza Threads: Bedford, Ohio
Esperanza Threads was founded by Ursuline Sister Mary Eileen Boyle in 2000 as a democratically operated cooperative that employs low-income individuals at a fair wage, manufacturing organic cotton clothing in Bedford, Ohio. The name esperanza means "hope" in Spanish and Mary Eileen says: "We have a big hope for all those who are and will become a part of this cooperative and succeeding cooperatives." Mary Eileen envisions the cooperative as a way to help create systemic change; an example of a different economic system; one where everyone's basic needs can be met. Members of Esperanza are partners with faith communities and civic groups where they speak on the issues of fair wages, outreach to the un-employed and under-employed and the need for reducing chemicals in our personal and global environment.
Sr. Mary Eileen Boyle
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Feb 15, 2019 | By Bethann C.
I bought this as a birthday gift for my husband. We live part of the year in the Ecuador where the mornings are cold. He wears the robe to meditate outside with the full of you of the Andes that surround us and it keeps him warm and toasty. He loves it. We are even considering the possibility of a second one to keep one here and one in Atlanta.
Grateful for such quality
Aug 30, 2016 | By Carol C.
This hooded cape is more than I anticipated. The workmanship is outstanding; the material is excellent; its packing was impressive. Clearly, dedication to quality is in effect.