Bought Beautifully is a local non-profit with a global impact. When you walk into the store you are greeted by racks of pretty garments, fresh scents, patterns, and designs from all over the world. The items offered at Bought Beautifully have much more of a story to them than meets the eye and the purchase provides support and hope to various organizations. Bought Beautifully has a deep-rooted passion for community and holds true to their mission: “To inspire interactions that enrich lives, restore hope, empower people, and shine God’s love.” They do this by providing a market that transforms lives. The store is a fair trade hub for Wyoming and the organization partners with 47 countries to help people develop products or work with existing products to bring them to a bigger market. By joining forces with various countries, the Bought Beautifully team is able to help create meaningful jobs in disadvantaged communities.
Bought Beautifully was founded by Emily and Colin Betzler in 2014 and has become a wonderful part of the downtown Sheridan community. “We have helped create 63,000 days of employment globally, averaged across the 47 partner countries.” That’s between purchases made online, in-store, and pop-ups. “Your purchase does make a difference, even a small town can support amazing things,” Emily said of Sheridan and wanted to thank the community for their constant support. Emily said that people who come into Bought Beautifully are in awe of all the causes the organization supports. Renzy Reno, Director of Operations said, “The goal is to reinvest as much of the profits into our partners as possible.”
One of the Bought Beautifully Artisan Partners is Papillion Enterprise. Papillion Enterprise is located in Haiti and the focus is to “Disrupt the cycle of poverty through job training and childcare education. Creating something new out of something forgotten.” If you haven’t been to bought beautifully, please stop in. Their impact is global, but they are also able to focus locally on supporting Sheridan. By shopping at Bought Beautifully you are helping many different causes in so many ways. Stop in and check out the assorted beautiful items ranging from greeting cards to clothing, earrings, handbags and purses, various home goods, and much more!