Friday, October 4, 2013

"Empowering Artists with Umba"

Today I thought it would be really fun to help Umba launch their fall collection! You know I love anything handmade, and as an artist I feel passionate about supporting other artists. For those of you that are not familiar, Umba began two years ago as "Umba Box" , a subscription for handmade goods!  They are now re-branding as "Umba" to empower artists through social selling.
Umba has been undergoing some exciting new changes, so I'd thought I'd join in and help them share a little bit about that! They have a gorgeous Fall LookBook, that is totally inspired by relationships, isn't that awesome? It is chock full of amazing goodies.
 Umba is about empowerment and inspiration. While their mission of uniting through creative discoveries that delight and inspire remains constant, they’re starting to take this ideal to the next level.
In just under two years, Umba has partnered with hundreds of amazingly talented artists who spent years refining their craft, sometimes spending hours making a single product, purely out of a love of what they do. Many artists are often (rightfully) frustrated that their products aren’t getting the attention they deserve as they face fierce price competition. Online markets have become oversaturated with artists. The Umba community is the voice for these artists, designers, producers, and illustrators, connecting them with a powerful marketing force who understands and appreciates the time-honored skills they practice.

This is a two sided equation of empowerment. In addition to empowering artists by connecting them with passionate consumers who value their work, Umba empowers a new class of entrepreneurs who recognize that they want more out of life than a 9-to-5 job. They are seeking to find purpose and change lives while doing something they’re passionate about. 
Umba is a one-of-a-kind social selling platform that selects savvy entrepreneurs to be Umbassadors, empowering them to launch their own businesses as independent consultants. 

Connections and relationships are what drive Umba. The Fall Collection celebrates relationships. Umba has hand-selected products that are reminiscent of cozy fall weekends full of steaming mugs of coffee sipped while wrapped up in blankets, surrounded by all of the people you love most. While shooting the lookbook for the new line, Umba team members gathered around a bonfire in the Catskills, many bundled up in Vine Arm Warmers and Wooly House Shoes
As families are at the heart of relationships, Umba is now offering men’s and kid’s products. After using Beard Oil, your manly-man will smell delightfully rustic and have a soft beard to boot. Your little ones will be bloggers-in-the-making when practicing their photography skills with a Pixie Wooden Camera.
Umba is your invitation to discover and empower a vibrant community of artists.Umba
Isn't this wonderful? I just felt like I wanted to help share the launch today, and get the word out:) There is something extremely special about the amazing things artists create, and the people that help them sell their goods. Long live handmade! 
Thanks to Umba for sharing exciting news! Take a look at their gorgeous fall lookbook here

Happy Friday! Have a wonderful weekend.

(I was not compensated in any way for this post, nor am I affiliated with Umba. The opinions expressed are my own. This post is meant to share information about a company that I enjoy, and a subject that I feel passionate about.)

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2 comments:

  1. This seems like a really amazing company. Definitely bookmarking! Thank you for sharing!

    The Rambling Fangirl

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