Our Sacred Women is a movement to restore women to a place of reverence through specialty gifts that help women feel seen, valued, and honored. We invite you to join us in affirming the sacred essence of the women we love.
"Our Sacred Women, a company dedicated to honoring women, actually started with a daydream about a man. It was 2014 and I was living in Chicago finishing my graduate degree at Northwestern University. One day I was stuck in traffic along Lakeshore Drive on my way home from school, and happened to look over towards Lake Michigan where people were exercising along the lakefront path. Suddenly I had a vision of a guy jogging. He was wearing a white shirt with the phrase WOMEN ARE SACRED in bold, black letters, and somehow I knew he was wearing it in honor of a special woman in his life. Fast forward to 2016. I created the very shirt in that daydream, and in a sustainable and ethical way so that it honors women in practice and not simply by virtue of the message printed on it. From the start, men have played a major role in OSW, and I am excited to see the male allies in our lives have the courage to stand with us as we share this simple yet powerful, and timely message."
Eileen Rosete founded Our Sacred Women in 2016 after working with female trauma survivors for many years - first as a volunteer at Sarah's Inn (a domestic violence shelter) and Rape Victim Advocates (the largest rape crisis center in Chicago), then as a trauma-sensitive, certified yoga instructor (CYT 200) at residential treatment center Timberline Knolls, and finally as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MSMFT) at Northwestern University's The Family Institute and a private practice in Chicago. Experiencing compassion fatigue, she wanted to still help women, but in a way that had the potential to create larger cultural change. This desire was strengthened after giving birth to her daughter in 2015, and realizing first-hand the lack of recognition women receive for growing, bearing, and raising children. Drawing from all of these experiences, Eileen decided to design products that would help women feel witnessed and affirmed, with the hope that it would create a powerful ripple effect around the world.
In order to create products that she herself would be excited to gift to the important women in her life, Eileen is meticulous about partnering with quality vendors and suppliers who will add uplifting energy to each OSW piece. She also prioritizes the use of sustainable materials, and small batch, ethical production to best honor women from start to finish, Mother Earth included.
Our Charitable Partner
The Breathe Network
The Breathe Network connects survivors of sexual violence with sliding-scale, trauma-informed, holistic healing arts practitioners across the United States. This unique non-profit organization is revolutionizing care by offering a directory of highly trained practitioners who have an established practice working in their modality with survivors of sexual trauma. Additionally, The Breathe Network educates and trains healing arts practitioners on the nuanced impacts of sexual violence, including techniques to increase trauma-informed care within their practice in order to best serve the unique needs of survivors. Our Sacred Women is honored to donate 10% of proceeds from each sale to The Breathe Network. Click here to learn more about The Breathe Network and how you can get become more involved.