We are excited to welcome Storiarts to our big LitWorld family as our newest sponsor. Below, the Storiarts team writes from Oregon, U.S.A.
Hello LitWorld friends! We are Storiarts, the creators of the Book Scarf, Writing Gloves, and other literary home goods and apparel. Our audience attracts creative-minded, compassionate avid readers and writers, which is why we set out to find a long-term charity to sponsor that cultivates a love of reading and writing worldwide.
We share LitWorld’s vision to strengthen children and communities through the power of their own stories and to connect people with the love of books, which is why we are so excited that now every Storiarts purchase helps children worldwide learn to read, write, and create. The next chapter in our story is helping kids write their own.
It was a few weeks before Christmas Day in 2011 and our founder Tori Tissell had just graduated from Pratt Institute. In typical recent grad fashion, she was struggling to buy gifts for her family, so she turned to creativity.
Combining her affinity for fashion and inherent love for the literary classics, Tori created the very first Storiarts product: The Pride and Prejudice Book Scarf. Within several months, it became clear that this idea was more than just a one-time hand-crafted gift. It was a product that people wanted in their lives to relive their most treasured stories.
Storiarts was created by husband and wife team, Chris and Tori Tissell. From 2011 to present day, we’ve built our team from one to ten, and we continue to connect people with their love of books - one literary good at a time. We’ve expanded our product line to a multitude of literary items including gloves, t-shirts, infant apparel, headbands, pillows, and totes.
We hope to continuously provide LitClub Members with books and writing supplies for one year, and follow along various LitClubs across the globe. We plan to participate and advocate World Read Aloud Day, which advocates for literacy as a human right that belongs to all people. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen children and communities through the power of their own stories and to connect people with the love of books.