Rivanna Natural Designs
Rivanna Natural Designs started in 2001 with a simple objective: to create green jobs for refugees and others in our community who needed safe, meaningful, and rewarding employment. It began by consulting the experts. The Charlottesville, VA office of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) helped Rivanna Natural Designs understand the workplace needs of IRC’s refugee clients. Rivanna Natural Designs started a small manufacturing company, accessible by public transportation, with flexible hours, training for non-English speakers, decent benefits, and living wages.Rivanna Natural Designs believes that products that express gratitude, reward performance, and celebrate excellence should harm neither the planet nor the people who create, purchase, or receive them.