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Our Values

We at Silk & Stone strive to create a bridge between the Eastern and the western world by creating an atmosphere, products and services that represent the combined cultures of the world. 

Our personal and business practices include:

  • Training people of all ages to achieve their creative goals through work, hands-on activities, mentorship, classes, and other support.

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  • Educating the west about the eastern cultures and the east about the western cultures to create peace, open mindedness and a broader outlook on life.
  • Building a "Green" company by incorporating environmentally friendly and sustainable practices (Using 100% natural and botanical products and ingredients as much as possible, using recycleable/reusable materials, teaching and encouraging others to recycle/reuse products, reducing waste, and especially CARING about all people, other living creatures, our resources and our environment. View our Sustainable Practices Policy.
  • Using products and ingredients that are non-toxic, safe and chemical free.  All of our Silk & Stone brand products are made by our main professional henna artist who has spent years researching and testing the products.  Through great customer feedback and focus groups, she has developed high quality products that consist of 100% natural and botanical ingredients that are not only safe but very healthy for the skin and hair!  The only products we carry that have some chemical ingredients are the line of face and body paints only because 100% natural face and body paints have not been developed yet... but we are working on it!
  • Having a non-discrimination policy in which people of different color, race, gender, nationality, age, beliefs, etc. are considered all equal and special.  We encourage diversity and are fascinated by conversations of cultures, variety of beliefs, customs, etc. 
  • Being a cruelty-free company.  We don't test our products on animals.  We believe every living thing on this planet has a purpose and rights like any of us and therefore, should be respected.  Our products, however, are good and healthy for animals and may be used for their benefit in a number of ways including protection from sunburns.
  • Lending a helping hand to people in our community, this country and people overseas through charity, volunteer services and by providing work for them whenever possible. 

As our company grows, we hope to grow our values listed above to help the world on a larger scale.  We are very excited to be amongst those who are striving to make a positive impact/difference for this planet.

 

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Some of our community involvement includes volunteer work and/or donations raised for:

Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon

Concord Elementary School

DoveLewis

East Portland Community Center

East Portland Expo: Multicultural Share Fair

Hotel Monaco

IMAM- Pakistan flood relief

Matt Dishman Community Center

Mt. Scott Community Center

MET- Muslim Educational Trust

Sellwood Community Center

 CAMEO

Woodstock Community Center

World Action Foundation  Spirit Mountain Casino
ICOP  University of Portland  Lewis & Clark College

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