Scrubs on a Mission, Batiks for Life
Scrubs on a Mission – We love products that are different, that have a story behind them and support a good cause, that is why we were incredibly excited to team up with Sara Corry, Co-Director of Healthy Villages, Inc., a humanitarian group that is dedicated to making life better for the under-served in poor villages in Ghana. Through Sara’s efforts, we are proud to offer Batik’s for Life Scrub Tops. Batik’s for Life are Scrubs on a Mission and 50% of the profits from each sale go directly to support good health initiatives in poor villages in Ghana.
Batiks for Life fabric and scrub tops are made by a woman-owned family business and support women’s empowerment and economical development in West Africa. The Batik cloth and each scrub top is handmade by these Ghanaian women using fair trade practices. This means that the women set their own production prices and the work is done under safe and environmentally sound conditions.
What is Batik?
Batik is an ancient technique used for producing colored designs on fabric. To make a batik the artist will select different areas of the fabric and block them out by brushing hot wax over them before dyeing the cloth. The parts that were brushed with the hot wax resist the dye and remain the original color. Results are gorgeous textiles rich in color and design.
Wearing a Batik for Life Scrub top is like wearing a piece of art, each piece of fabric and each top is handmade, no two are exactly alike. The beautiful and unique designs make a great conversation piece that you will be proud to talk about. Who wouldn’t feel good about wearing Scrubs on a Mission?Shop Batiks for LIfe
About Healthy Villages, Inc
(Below section is from Healthy Villages Inc.website)
Vision: People living in poor villages in West Africa are supported in gaining and maintaining good health through infrastructure development in the areas of health services, nutrition, sanitation, and employment.
Mission: To support good health for residents of under-served villages in West Africa by developing and carrying out comprehensive sustainability plans that include adequate access to healthcare services, sanitation, nutritious food, and employment opportunities.
Co-Directors: Sara Corry and Godfried Agbezudor
HEALTH MISSIONS 2017
Healthy Villages Inc. have several Mission groups tentatively scheduled for 2017:
April – Medical Mission in partnership with SMYS
May – Dental Mission
June/July – Permaculture site development and education, and Engineers Without Borders
August – Cultural mission and storytelling project
October/November – Women’s Health Mission in partnership with Women To Be and SMYS
Please contact Healthy Villages Inc., if you’re a licensed practitioner or have other skills and are interested in joining any of these groups!
Show me Your Stethoscope and HireNurses.Com are also involved in planning Mission trips in April and October 2017, please visit Hirenurses.com for more information
You can help support Scrubs on a Mission and purchase a Batiks for Life Scrub Top at nurseborn.com
Have you ever thought about going on a medical mission? Share your story in the comments below.