Our Story

Our Story at The Skipping Stone

What we do

We are an organization that sells handmade Jewelry, leather bags and wallets, and journals sourced from India and uses the profits to benefit humanitarian aid organizations that free women from human trafficking. We provide lifestyle products to consumers like you, looking for meaningful ways to make a difference. We work to restore freedom, hope, and dignity to human trafficking survivors.

The founders

The Skipping Stone was founded in 2015 by Abhineeta and Greg Matney.

“My husband, Greg, and I spent seven years in India establishing the nonprofit work to help empower impoverished women and children, which led us to the vision for The Skipping Stone” - Abhineeta Matney

To read more about Abhineeta visit http://www.parkerlifestyle.com/2019/04/29/ladies-of-parker/ for her feature in Parker Lifestyle Magazine.

Behind the name

Mother Teresa said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples”

What a powerful quote. This quote embodies the message and inspiration of The Skipping Stone. We aim to make an impact, to make ripples in the work that we do. To change the world, to change the lives of these women and children one ripple at a time. But just as Mother Teresa said, we alone cannot change the world. We need your help, your support and commitment. Cast stones with us across the water. Your purchases, your support directly impacts the women who have handmade your product. Join us in giving them freedom. Make a Ripple with The Skipping Stone.