December Shop Feature – MADE by DWC

This month’s shop is operated by the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles, California. The DWC organization helps women break the cycle of homelessness and unemployment by helping them develop skills for work and healthy living.

In addition to running a cafe and boutique, they also sell some beautiful handmade products online, on their etsy shop.

Here are three of my favorite listings:

Handmade Soy Candles in Assorted Upcycled Teacups

In addition to stones, crafty supplies and books, I’m also a huge fan of candles. These are absolutely adorable, and I love the idea of turning old teacups into candles. They come in an assortment of aromas, too: lavender, sweet orange and oatmeal & honey.

Handmade Repurposed Journal

This is actually a journal made out of an old book. I know quite a few writers and artists who enjoy working with unique materials, and these journals certainly fit the bill.

Handmade All Natural Soap

Some of the nicest soaps I’ve used have been handmade, and if the ingredients in these bars are anything to go off of, these would be lovely to wash up with. Aromatherapy also helps clear the mind, and offers a wide range of benefits, too.

This is really a fantastic organization, and the products they sell look amazing. If you’d like more information about the DWC, check out their web page here, and if you’re in the LA area, why not check out their cafe and shops? You can find more information about those here.

I’d like to thank Dena for letting me feature their outstanding work here, and everyone who works for/with the organization for all they do. You’re all inspirations and make the world a better place to live in.

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