As founder of the non-profit Pledge to Humanity, Gaby Ghorbani works to inspire young people to volunteer in their own communities as well as abroad. As the creator and designer for the newly launched brand, Love You More, she aims to share the fun, beautiful jewelry, accessories and clothing line that emphasizes her own personal pledge to humanity: a commitment to empower women with job skills and, more importantly, life skills. In many ways, the African proverb "if you educate a woman you educate a family" is at the heart of Love You More’s mission.
A small group of women from Jalisco, Mexico handcrafts many of our pieces, and women from our local community help with the finishing touches. Most of our items are handcrafted and as such, provide women with a new income stream to support themselves and their families. They work part time and earn 4-5x the local hourly minimum wage, providing them with additional disposable income for school, food, and medicine. These deserving women are then empowered to change the story of their families and communities, amplifying the power of this jewelry far beyond the initial purchase.
A note from one of our artisans: "Hola senora...first of all I would like to thank you for the work that you give us. With this, my kids are able to continue studying and have food to eat since we do not have permanent work otherwise. Now with this art we can continue learning and you also pay us very well. We are working to do the best that we can so that the customers like the products and that they sell well so we can work more. We hope you are able to give us more work soon, as you already know we are hoping for this. Thank you so much Sra Gaby for supporting the Wirrarika ethnic group."
In addition to small workshops in Jalisco, we now partner with several artisans who are creating unique pieces for Love You More and contribute to our leather and vegan bag line, as well as jewelry and clothing. We hope that you will fall in love with the story as well as our products which are lovingly handmade for you.
As well as a commitment to socially conscious sourcing, Love You More has made a pledge to give back a portion of all proceeds to local charities as a way to give back to our community. Although Love You More is still a very young company, we have already made donations to Families without Borders, Danville Children's Guild, Katie's Clinic for Rhett Syndrome, Ninos de Roma, Pledge to Humanity, Moment by Moment and 1 Closet! And thanks to several Love You More open house events in Alamo we sponsored 52 children from Jalisco, Mexico with school uniforms, shoes, one time tuition, backpacks, and school supplies!