Choice should not be a luxury only afforded to women born in the right country or to the right family, it should be available to all. We created Taylor Yates to change the world one women at a time. We chose to start with handbags because they are a symbol and often a rite of passage for young girls. We have found our cause, let us introduce you to the work of Women for Women International.
- KAREN YATES
to meet, to learn, to grow.
A journey that led to Building Me.
A group of independent girls,
an idea, a business.”
For our Beautiful Purpose Lunch 2018 we decided to make a local girls group in Bushmills, Building Me, our chosen cause. The girls have been meeting weekly since 2017 focusing on personal growth and skills development. When we met the girls they told us they wanted to start a business making and selling their own t-shirts. We raised £1000 for them as seed funding, the girls collaborated with other local designers and worked with us throughout to bring their idea to market.
The girls have designed a range of organic sustainable t-shirts with each one being hand-finished by one of the girls in their own unique way. We continue to work with the girls and cannot wait to see their business launch and grow!
To learn more about Building Me and to follow their story please visit them at
Taylor Yates are proud to support Women for Women International. In 2017 we raised £1000 to sponsor a woman survivor of war through the charity’s year-long holistic training programme, to equip her with the skills to earn money, regain her confidence and actively participate in her community.
In countries affected by conflict and war, Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support.
Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped over 462,000 of the most socially-excluded women survivors of war in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and Northern Iraq. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, she is able to create sustainable change for herself, her family, and community.