Our Story

Hi! My name’s Christina, thanks for stopping by. If you are looking for the story of how Soul Charms began, then look no further. It all started on a trip with my husband 3 years ago. We were backpacking through the mountainous terrain of the Southeastern region of the Himalayas and stopped in a local village to rest. I was instantly awestruck by the people there- they were living in terrible conditions; their houses were filled with cracks, their clothes were torn and dirty, and they didn’t have any electricity or running water, yet their spirits were among the highest I had ever seen. Enchanted, my husband and I decided to walk into the village marketplace. When we arrived, I couldn't believe my eyes- the most beautiful handmade crafts I had ever seen laid before me in a wonderfully vibrant marketplace. I became completely overwhelmed, and experienced what some people refer to as a “spiritual awakening”. Between the beautiful items and the energy of the people surrounding me, for the first time in my life I felt like I was completely home. I knew I had to capture that moment; to preserve it; to not let it go to waste; to bring it back home with me and share it with everyone I knew, so I bought as many gifts as I could and wrapped them up in my old hiking blanket. To my surprise, when I arrived back home, my friends and family begged to purchase the items from me. With a little persuasion, I obliged, and before I knew it, the items had completely sold out. It was then that I realized I had stumbled upon something very special.

I knew at that moment I had a responsibility to share what I came across with the world, the part of the world that didn’t even know this culture existed. So I thought about how to turn my vision into a reality, and with the help of my tech-savvy husband, set up an online store dedicated to selling culturally enriched handmade Himalayan items. More than 2 years later, I am starting to realize that this isn’t just a business venture- it's about spreading something amazing to every part of the world; about bringing positivity to those who need it most; about empowering people to take the lead in their own spiritual journey.

Since our inception, this business has grown to more than just me. We now employ several other women who work along side with me in procuring, packaging, marketing, customer service, and product designing. 

Beyond our love of crystals, we are a team of women and moms driven by radical hope and strong sense of duty to help break the cycle of human trafficking and slavery that is still occurring in the 21st century! Every human being deserves the right to freedom and the pursuit of happiness but not everyone gets that opportunity. 

That's why it is our purpose to drive awareness to the fact that more people are enslaved today than any other time in history. An estimated 5.4 out of every 1,000 people are enslaved in the world, and it is happening in every country, including America. There is an estimated 40.3 million people enslaved right now. The business of selling humans for sex and forced labor generates approximately $150 billion annually. The victims of trafficking includes 71% women, 29% men, and 25% children.

We strive to provide quality products always at a reasonable price point in hopes of driving more awareness towards these charities that help victims of human trafficking. Each month, a portion of our sales are donated to these charities

Thank you for being a part of my spiritual journey. Namaste!

~Christina Briggs, Founder of Soul Charms