Posted on March 07 2017
We’ve all heard the adage: “when women support each other, incredible things happen.” Olives & Grace can attest to this truth first hand. We are so grateful to be in a neighborhood that feels the same way about the current state of affairs as we do. The response we have received from the neighborhood while supporting Planned Parenthood and the ACLU has been overwhelming and more enthusiastic than we could have hoped for. We’re so touched by the eagerness to give back to these organizations and the support towards our female makers. We are inspired everyday to put more products in our store that are fighting the good fight.
"In the Company of Women" by Grace Bonney seems to be the perfect way to promote everything that is important to us these days. The book is a wealth of inspiration from female entrepreneurs and artists from around the world. What better way to celebrate Women's Day on March 8th than to promote this goldmine of girl power? The best part: all books come with a signed bookmark from the author and the profits will be donated to the ACLU.
In celebration of International Women’s Day - and the Day without Women- we wanted to share a few ways to participate in this historic day around Boston. The organizers of the strike have offered these three ways to participate: 1) Take the day off, 2) Refrain from shopping (from non-women and minority owned shops), and 3) Wear red in solidarity.
If you’re eager for more ideas, here is what we will be doing in the South End to show our solidarity:
Call your reps. Here’s your senators number:
Edward J. Markey D-MA: 202-224-2742 or 617-565-8519
Support female makers. Here is a collection of our lady makers that we carry in the shop.
Support products that give back to a good cause. Here are our Gifts that Give Back in the shop:
Support small, female, and minority owned businesses. Here is a list of women-owned and operated businesses in the South End that we love:
Niche Home and Garden
Gifted Gifts and Home Goods
The Urban Grape Wine & Spirits
Follain Bath and Body
CouCou Children's Boutique
Flock Women's Boutique
Formaggio Kitchen Food & Wine
Hudson Home & Gifts
Komodo Children's Boutique
Michelle Willey Home & Gift
Viola Lovely Women's Boutique
Tadpole Children's Boutique
We’ll see you in the South End on March 8th. We’ll be the ones in red ;)