7 years ago (before we started Designed By Good People), Lee and I were getting married just a few days before Christmas in Suchitoto, El Salvador. During the wedding service it is traditional (in El Salvador) for the man to give the woman 25 coins (arras) and say something along the lines of ‘these arras represent that I’ll care for you and will make sure I provide our family with everything we’ll need’. Traditionally the woman would receive them and say she’ll look after them and make sure to administrate them carefully. The tradition has changed, during our wedding I also gave Lee the arras and said to him the same words he said to me. We were told a good marriage should be 50/50, equally sharing responsibilities, chores and laughter. Making sure we were equals in the relationship. We liked this. And this has been the inspiration for our next project.

In 2015 we’ll launch 50/50, we’ll design crafted products with a message and half of the profits will go to a good cause, the 1st  prototype is done and soon we’ll be ready to start production (more details to follow soon). At the time of the year where we’re reminded of the importance of sharing with others, we thought it’d be good to share this news with you.

We can only do this because of the support you’ve given us, so thank you.

Have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

See you again next year.

Ariana & Lee,

Designed By Good People.