There is a major “girl power” and “art activism” vibe to the W.A.R. Chest Boutique. I saw the store in Naperville many times when I met my writing group. However, something told me during one of their activism walks for Alzheimer’s looking at the various decorative chairs that were displayed all around the city , including within W.A.R. Chest Boutique. This store is a gem.
WAR Chest Boutique is short for Women At Risk International. Their tag line is “Shop With a Purpose.” The products they sell range from jewelry to soap have been made by women who have been safe housed and rescued from sex slavery. The countries represented are Nepal, Uganda and Indonesia. They also have a wonderful variety of books on their bookshelf about women who have come out of sex slavery. They also offer fair trade coffee and water for guests. People can have home or in-store parties for any occasion: birthdays, bridal, graduations, anniversaries, etc. For store locations or to book a party, please look at their website and give them a call: