Morocco is a country near and dear to Zia. It is where we produce our zellige and limestone collections, working with artisans who have mastered their crafts over generations. In support of a place that means so much to so many of us, we’re donating $25,000 to the Eve Branson Foundation’s Morocco Earthquake Response Fund on behalf of the entire team at Zia Tile and our zellige partners in Fez. The ongoing mission of this important organization is to provide young people with artisanal skills-training and to preserve traditional Moroccan and Berber crafts, enriching the lives of local families in the High Atlas Mountain communities – the very area where this devastation occurred in the Asni Valley. This Earthquake Relief Fund will direct aid where assistance is needed most, initially helping to meet the immediate needs of families with food, fuel, clean water, medicine, and shelter. The Fund will then transition to focus on recovery efforts in the impacted areas to restore damaged homes, rebuild infrastructure, and more as needs evolve. To learn more or make a donation, please visit the link in our bio.