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COVID-19 Update

An Important Update | July 6, 2020

Dear friends, 

Due to the extra measures put in place to ensure the safety of our staff and customers, orders are taking longer than usual to process and ship. This is to ensure the safety and security of our staff in Austin and beyond and we hope to be back to our regular schedule soon.

We thank you for your patience during this time. If you have any questions while you wait, please get in contact with us at hello@ravenandlily.com. We are a very small team and we are so appreciative of your support – it means everything to us.

Please continue to shop with us online – this crisis not only affects us here in Austin, it also affects our partners in Africa, India and beyond, who rely on our business to help make an impact in their local communities. Let’s take gentle care of each other – we’re all in this together.

-The Raven + Lily Team

 

 

The long game | June 11, 2020

Dear friends, 

Over the last year and a half Raven + Lily has been shaped into a company that is led by women from diverse backgrounds. Our focus and intentions are to elevate and collaborate as equals with our artisan and creative partners, support the enrichment of our communities, and ensure our process contributes to the health of our environment. 

Our team is committed to the long game when it comes to change in our industry. We seek to elevate black + brown voices in the creative sector in order to create opportunity and space for all.

We believe that much of the hard work happens in personal interactions, beginning with asking tough questions, then being prepared to examine and commit to doing what it takes to push for the systemic change we all need.

In addition to conversations and learning, we are supporting communities that have been and continue to be affected by extremely unbalanced social and economic structures.

Here’s where we're committing our resources:  

African American Youth Harvest Foundation

Austin Area Urban League 

Austin Justice Coalition 

Black Lives Matter

Casa Marianella

NAACP

Reclaim the Block 

Six Square

We will continue to do the work to include creatives from black and brown backgrounds, to ensure all are supported past their first step into the industry, with meaningful mentorships and network connections. We will work harder at highlighting and amplifying voices and visions that are too often overlooked in the sustainable and creative spheres. 

We will work harder to support meaningful change, today, tomorrow and always.

-The Raven + Lily Team

 

 

We want to do the work, join us | June 2, 2020

We must stand taller, be louder and take bolder actions to ensure our values are felt at home and across the world. We will elevate voices to be heard and hold ourselves accountable for meaningful investment in the communities we work with and come from. 

If you want to join in and support, here are some organizations we are donating to: 

NAACP

Black Lives Matter

Reclaim the Block 

Austin Justice Coalition

Six Square

Casa Marianella

Austin Area Urban League

African American Youth Harvest Foundation

– The Raven + Lily Team

 

Supporting our Community | April 2, 2020

Dear Friends,

We’re donating 20% of all purchases this month to communities directly impacted by the effects of COVID-19.

In this time of uncertainty, we wanted to let you know about some of the initiatives we’re taking to help support our partners and communities during this difficult period. After speaking with them and listening to their concerns, we have decided to give back 20% of all purchases made this month.

The money will go towards supporting our partners' families, communities and key workers in Africa and India with financial aid, as well as meals and health supplies. In Austin, we’re proud to give back to SAFE Alliance, an organization that advocates and offers shelter and housing for survivors of abuse.

We appreciate that every country is handling the crisis differently and we have been working directly with our partners to do our best to help with financial gaps in the coming months.

As a small company, we are so thankful for your support so far. We hope you will continue to shop with us – we appreciate each and every order, and are working as quickly (and safely) as we can to get your package to you.

Let’s take gentle care of each other – we’re all in this together. 

– The Raven + Lily Team



Shipping Update | March 27, 2020

Dear Friends,

These are strange and precarious times. Our thoughts are with our healthcare workers and all of you who have been affected by this unprecedented situation.

As you may already know, Austin has issued a ‘stay home – work safe’ mandate this week. We take the safety of our team very seriously and continue to do so working from home. Although we have closed our store, we will continue to ship your online orders once a week. To ensure the safety of our customers and our team, packages are cautiously being prepared and shipped. We thank you for your patience during this time. If you have any questions while you wait, please get in contact with us at hello@ravenandlily.com.

We are a small team and we are so appreciative of your support – it means everything to us. Please continue to shop with us online – this crisis not only affects us here in Austin, it also affects our partners in Africa, India and beyond, who rely on our business to help make an impact in their
local communities.

To find out about other ways you can help, please read HERE.

Let’s take gentle care of each other – we’re all in this together.

– The Raven + Lily Team