To the generous entrepreneurs that kept my voice against their corruption silent: even if your intentions are genuine, you have to reconsider what you’re doing. If you want to help the poor, you should change the root cause of the problem which is capitalism itself.
Your business is capitalist. Period. Your business campaign hides the reality that it is the customer's money that is donating to the poor, it's not your own. This is a typical, manipulative, selfish and deceiving capitalist scheme to increase sales and profit for your company, which will only continue to distant the business owner from the poor, perpetuating the enormous gap between the rich and the poor. Stop lying to your customers and stop lying to yourself. You're exploiting the poor for profit and hurting our world.
Also, your statement and founding reasons are offensive.You only perpetuate the problem by acting like being wealthy and materialistic is morally superior to the poor. No one should be belittled by your wealth and success. Buying products only drives the capitalist system that is significantly responsible for poverty...
PPS: You want to alleviate poverty? Your products are advertised as local and they aren't even made in the maritimes.
Prints do not count as handmade and local. —Not Living Your Lifestyle