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