About Closed Mondays & the founder
We are a design and manufacturing studio with a focus on making work human. Mostly, we design and make handmade baskets, and occasionally brand out to new products. Every item is made with love at our studio in Brooklyn, NY.
Closed Mondays started when our founder, Bekka, was looking for a project to satisfy her creativity. Now, we are six strong and still growing. Our vision is that every person in the world works only 4 days per week.
Why Closed Mondays? We feel as though the traditional Monday through Friday nine to five isn't necessary in the modern world. We believe that if people have a great life outside of work, they bring more energy into their work. People need rest and balance in the overstimulating world we are currently living in. Productivity is not a reason for existence. Our bodies and minds need time away from work and productivity in order to thrive.
Closed Mondays was founded by Bekka Palmer. Bekka is a designer, photographer and generally crafty person. Her grandma taught her to sew by age 6 and she hasn't stopped since.
Proudly Made in NYC!
We are not offering any wholesale accounts at this time. We encourage you to check back next year!
An important part of our motivation is redistributing money and resources. We’re aiming to distribute 10% of total revenue in 2021. Below you’ll find the groups that receive regular distributions from Closed Mondays.
Their mission: The Black Trans Travel Fund is a grassroots, Black Trans led Collective, providing Black Transgender Women with financial and material resources needed to remove barriers to self-determining and accessing safer travel options.
We make monthly financial donations to BTTF.
Orenda Tribe was founded by Diné woman Amy Deal. It’s a shop that is a visual dreamscape. Amy works tirelessly to raise funds for the Navajo Nation. The current initiatives include the Children of Nááts'íilid heart project to deliver care kits to Diné children and our continued support for domestic abuse shelters on Dinétah, including the Amá Dóó Áłchíní Bíghan (ADABI) shelter in Chinle, Arizona.
We ship blank baskets to Orenda Tribe, Amy hand dyes them and 100% of the proceeds go to her fundraisers.
Nest’s mission: Nest is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) building a new handworker economy to increase global workforce inclusivity, improve women’s wellbeing beyond factories, and preserve important cultural traditions around the world.
We make monthly recurring donations to Nest.