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As Mellivora started production, there was much debate as to whether or not we should sell to retailers.
If so, who would we feel best about collaborating with?
It was decided from the very beginning that “big box” stores were out of the question, since one of the main things Mellivora prides itself on is the small-batch production right out of Colorado.
Based on our mission and goals for the company, small boutiques and fitness studios felt like the best places to house our product.
As we’ve started to reach out to retailers in Colorado, we’ve had the opportunity to connect with many impressive business owners with beautiful spaces.
Much like the Mellivora gear, these individuals and stores have a unique story and adventure that has led them to their current path.
One inspiring story that stands out in particular is also our very first retail location.
Angel Concept is a specialty gift store that sells fine clothing and artwork, who's mission goes much deeper than finding the perfect gift for your mother or best friend.
Angel Concept is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization providing struggling, disadvantaged women with work-skills training in a retail environment, which enables them to build their self-esteem and technical skills to help prepare them to become successful employees in the retail world.
These women may be victims of abuse, domestic violence, or substance dependency.
They also may be single mothers or homeless and lacking basic job skills.
The idea was conceived by Sue Hosier who, after finding herself in a destructive domestic situation, transformed her own life by attaining a 25-year nursing career and a nurturing home for her children.
Through Angel Concept, Sue is helping other women find their own paths to self-sufficiency.
Angel Concept believes that with opportunity and education, many of these women can draw upon their inner strengths, build their self-esteem, and transform their lives.
Mellivora is proud and honored to partner with an organization who not only shares our vision of changing lives through good business, but has successfully done so already.
If you find yourself in Downtown Littleton anytime soon, make sure to stop in and tell them Mellivora sent you!
In the meantime, check out Angel Concept online to learn more!