Empowered Women, Empower Women!

It is Mental Health Awareness Week and we wanted to take a moment to talk about some of the fantastic Social Enterprises we work with who are making a difference in their local communities.

So, what is a social enterprise? They are unique organisations that are changing the world for the better. They put focus on betterment and not on profit. In fact, The Scottish Design Exchange is a not-for-profit organisation that helps bring local artists and designers to your high street. Every penny you spend in our shops goes directly to our Artists. At SDX we work alongside some other fantastic enterprises that have similar values and help them have a platform to raise money for their causes.

MsMissMrs is a Social Enterprise based in Glasgow which launched in 2014. The company was founded to support women and girls overcome stress, trauma and hardship. They host several initiatives focused on emotional, physical, mental and social wellbeing at their self-care hub and purpose-built kitchen in Glasgow.

"At MsMissMrs we know that when a woman is empowered, there isn’t much she can’t do. With a strong self esteem and a positive well-being, women have the ability to take on life’s challenges with tact and resilience - that’s why we’ve made it our mission to empower girls and women!"

One of their newest projects, Femfoods empowers women to cook with confidence on a budget. It takes the stress out of the weekly food shop and make cooking more enjoyable for the incredible women feeding their families on low income. You can sign up for and join their Femfoods workshops at their purpose built kitchen in Glasgow.

MsMissMrs have been working alongside SDX since 2018, and through their sales have raised over £10,000 to put towards their social projects.

"working with SDX allows us to reach greater amounts of customers, raise our profile and support more women in our projects and community. Feedback from customers has been so positive and encouraging. The team are just brilliant"

As a social enterprise, they're not in the business of empowerment to make money, they're in it to create positive change. By selling Empowerment Pants and Pay-it-forward cards, they've been able to reinvest their profits to fund over 500 free places for women and girls in their programmes - and counting!

You can help support this great cause in both our Glasgow & Edinburgh shops. Every sale goes straight towards supporting women and girls in need.

Be sure to read up more about MsMissMrs projects on their website www.msmissmrs.co.uk

Right : MsMissMrs stand at our Buchanan Galleries shop in Glasgow