Products with Purpose
We are proud to partner with Pacific Hospitality Group on their "Products with Purpose" campaign. PHG is leading the way in their public commitment to purchase with intention from vendors that create jobs for underserved populations and change lives in the process. Check out the video above to see what impactful hospitality grounded in belonging and inclusivity looks like!
From their corporate website:
"We believe that every action has the capacity to create positive impact. As does every purchase. By strategically partnering with vendors that align with our values, together we can foster a kinder, more equitable world.
As a family-owned company, we work hard to develop authentic relationships with key partners who deliver products that are the very best for our guests and for the world. We engage with social enterprise companies who focus on more than just revenue, and include social impact as a staple in their business model.
From our retail spaces, to corporate gifting, to guest rooms and spas, we’re offering more and more items that drive impact and change lives. You’ll know them by the Products with Purpose tag. These partnerships allow us to make our work in hospitality – and our guests’ stays – more impactful for our neighborhoods and beyond.
Our partnership with Procure Impact connects us and our guests with high-quality products made by underestimated makers, artisans, and craftspeople. Thistle Farms empowers women survivors of exploitation through lotions, candles, and lip balms. Cameron’s Coffee & Chocolates provides job skills to adults with intellectual disabilities while creating elegant chocolates. Unshattered supports recovering individuals with fashionable bags, offering community and economic stability. These purchases enable healing and provide a sense of value and purpose through meaningful work."
Here is a sneak peek at some of the amazing life-changing vendors featured at their properties:
Handcrafted honey products in Baltimore by women survivors; Hon’s Honey is an employment program where women commit to a holistic healing process through a life development program, free counseling, workshops and building community.
Cameron’s Coffee & Chocolates
Cameron's has delicious chocolates and assorted sweet treats made by adults living with an intellectual disability through a supported group environment by teaching work and life skills to further independence.
Musee provides second chance employment to women in recovery from substance abuse, domestic violence, and incarceration. Handmade in Mississippi.
At Bright Endeavors, young moms engage in a comprehensive, paid job training program where they gain career skills, a professional network, and a set of tools to help them thrive in their chosen profession, all while learning what is required to power a manufacturing and distribution operation for our growing home fragrance brand.
Social enterprise Prosperity Candle invests in women to escape conflict and help end poverty. These talented women are entrepreneurs who have resettled to the United States from refugee camps in search of a brighter future for themselves and their families.
Thistle Farms is a nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to helping women survivors recover and heal from prostitution, trafficking, and addiction. They do this by providing a safe place to live, a meaningful job, and a lifelong sisterhood of support.