About the Brand: Sandal & Stiletto
Early in 2004, while administering a music theory test to her students, Melissa Stock, a college professor of music in Oregon, dreamed up what was to become the very first Pearlie Girlie design. That initial sketch, which she created upon an old sheet of music paper, has grown into a collection of classy greeting cards and stationery, with a little something for everyone.
In 2011, Pearlie Girlie evolved into the Sandal & Stiletto brand, featuring two divisions of cards:
The Sandal & Stiletto collection of whimsical note card contains a style that is perfect for just about every occasion. The front of each card provides ample space to compose your own greeting. As well, by special order, you can request that any of our designs, colorings, and captions be personalized to your individual needs and tastes.
About the Artist: Melissa Stock
Originally from Southern California, Melissa spent the past ten years in Eugene, Oregon as an adjunct Professor and Music Director at Northwest Christian University.
In her spare time, Melissa was an advocate for victims of human trafficking, participated for 4 years in the Junior League of Eugene, and directed a yearly inspirational concert for American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, averaging 120 volunteer singers. If that wasn't all, she owned the Eugene based Sassy Cupcake.
She, and her husband Matthew, moved to Cambodia in February of 2013 after working there short term the two previous years. They are currently serving as General Managers of the Siem Reap location for BloomAsia.
About the Mission: Stock Replugged
Sandal & Stiletto is grateful to be able to donate 50% of net profits (excluding special edition prints) to the Stock Replugged ministry, which is directly working with women at risk in Cambodia. The Stocks, who are working for BloomAsia (Australian based NGO working in Cambodia), work directly with an organization that provides essential skills and vocational training to enable every girl there to find her dignity, value and a renewed hope for the future. Working in partnership with after-care shelters, the work they do offers vocational training to enable the girls to secure gainful employment in the workforce. Without an alternative source of income by the time they leave their shelters, up to 90% of these girls can be re-trafficked within months.
For more information about the Training Centres, please visit their website at: www.bloomasia.org