MADE: Sweet Beginnings
Sweet Beginnings, LLC
In the fourth installment of the MADE series, REDFworkshop.org profiles Chicago social enterprise Sweet Beginnings to learn more about their beelove line of honey and skin care products and the amazing people who make them. Through the ancient practice of beekeeping, Sweet Beginnings is employing people throughout Chicago’s North Side.
Sweet Beginnings is a wholly owned subsidiary of the North Lawndale Employment Network and offers full-time transitional jobs for formerly incarcerated individuals and others with significant barriers to employment in a green industry.
Beelove urban honey and skin care products are made with honey from one of their urban apiaries throughout Chicago’s North Side.
The MADE Factor:
Sweet Beginnings did something special when they connected a skill like beekeeping with sustainable employment for those who need it the most. They created a high quality, in-demand product that is environmentally friendly and transforms lives. You can find Sweet Beginnings’ entire beelove line at Whole Foods, Mariano’s and Green Grocer Chicago to name a few.