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Habari gani ? (What's Happening ?) - Umoja, the first day of Kwanzaa

Umoja, The first principle of Kwanzaa is Umoja (Unity)

Today, December 26th marks the first day of Kwanzaa where we celebrate the principle of Umoja.

The Essential Foundation Umoja (Unity) is the first and foundational principle of the Kwanzaa.

Unity is both a principle and practice of togetherness in all things good and of mutual benefit.

Akilah, creator of Sunsum, vending at the Fresh 52 Farmers & Artisans Market at the Arts Factory in Downton Las Vegas 2021

The Ethos of Sunsum®

The ethos of Sunsum® and the Sunsum® Intentional Living Online Store and Mobile Boutique is parallel to the 7 principles of Kwanzaa. In honor of this cultural holiday, which continues the gifting season beyond Christmas, we will be marking down select items in our catalog.

The Mission Statement

The mission of Sunsum® is to intentionally create a connection to a culture through handmade lifestyle products. 

The Vision & Values 

The vision of Sunsum® and the Sunsum® Intentional Living Online Store and Mobile Boutique is to provide high-quality, eco-friendly, ethically-sourced and fair-trade handmade lifestyle products in effort to transform the quality of life for all through mindfulness practices. We believe that we are all interconnected and purposefully designed lifestyle products to spark cultural conversations daily.

We promote contemplative practices, cultural competence, mindfulness practices, and intentional living.

Harambee ("Let's Pull Together") - Umoja Gifting Ideas

Sunsum Intentional Living helped plant over 2,000 trees in 2020

Last year we planted over 2,000 trees through the One Tree Planted organization with a Sunsum Intention Candle - 2020 Winter Campaign.

Thanks to advancements in technology and the newest integration from Shopify & One Tree Planted, we now have a way to add the campaign to our store so our customers can add a donation during checkout or for just a general donation all year round.

You can find the "Just $1 Plants a Tree Campaign" product listed in our product catalog and a pop-up reminder is located on the bottom of all product pages.

A great way to start intentionally living the Kwanzaa lifestyle is to consider the needs others by pulling together resources where needed to make an impact for the greater good - unity.

Make a donation today, with as little as $1. 

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