We admit it; our looms could be made a little faster. We could even make them a little cheaper.
If we wanted to, we could outsource our manufacturing overseas. We could use inferior materials. We could hire a call center for customer service.
But we don’t. Because we know that two things matter to our customers.
First, a quality product. A Mirrix Loom really will last a lifetime.
And second, a quality company. Mirrix Looms are not only made in America, they are made at an incredible facility called Sunshine House that employs people with mental and physical disabilities in a supported work environment.
Sunshine House is located in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. From providing group activities to training and supported employment, Sunshine House’s goal is to help people become more integrated into their community and to give them a place where they can be successful. The managers at Sunshine House take the time to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each employee and provide them with an environment where everyone can take pride in their work.
Sandy (the gal in the middle of the picture) is Mirrix’s work floor supervisor. From coordinating shipping to supervising loom-making to helping to develop new products, Sandy does it all. Without Sandy, Mirrix would be lost!
Thank you to all of our customers for supporting us and thank you to everyone at Sunshine House for making our products what they are and our company what it is. Without the amazing customers and employees that we are so fortunate to have, Mirrix would not be the company it is today.
Pictures, from left to right
First row: Don making clips, Karl drilling legs, Jason making bottoms
Second row: Karen stuffing loom bags, Sandy taking a selfie, Jason deburring wrench holes
Third row: Erik making wrenches
Today, after the craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is Giving Tuesday. It’s a day to pull back and think about giving to non-profits and organizations that need the help of donations to keep doing good in the world.
From now until December 21st, Mirrix will be donating 5% of every loom sale to Sunshine House Inc. where our manufacturing facility is housed.
Sunshine House Inc. is a non-profit that provides services and employment to Door County, Wisconsin citizens who have special needs and disabilities. Many of the wonderful individuals who make Mirrix Looms are employed through Sunshine House’s work services program. It is a joy to watch them work and see the love and are they put into making each and every Mirrix Loom. You can be proud to know that your loom was made with care and love.
“It has been the goal of Sunshine house Inc. to provide diverse employment opportunities and day services which develops life skills and fosters independence, allowing each individual the opportunity to contribute to his or her own well being and to the community in which they live.”
-Sunshine House Inc. website
We are proud to be a part of Sunshine House Inc. and are lucky to have such dedicated employees there.
While buying a Mirrix Loom will be supporting Sunshine House Inc. directly these next few weeks (of course, buying a Mirrix Loom is always supporting Sunshine House Inc. since every loom is made there) you can also donate directly to them here.
Thank you for supporting Mirrix Looms, Sunshine House Inc. and your community on this day and every other!