The Trading Partner Resource Network (TPRN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves as a conduit between fair-trade consumers and small scale coffee farmer communities. Founder and President Tripp Pomeroy is the CEO and a co-owner of Café Campesino & Sweetwater Organic Coffee and is passionate about and deeply committed to fair trade and supporting small-scale coffee farmer cooperatives.

As a project that was born out of Cafe Campesino, naturally Lowthian Design Works was happy to set up and train Tripp how to keep the site up to date.

Koinonia Farm was our first client. When it was time to upgrade their online shopping site we recommended Bigcommerce. After migrating the data from their existing 3dCart platform, we customized the site to match their unique community. The new site offers some great features they couldn’t offer before. We will be working in the coming months to assist with Google Adwords, and to integrate their WordPress site with the new Bigcommerce WordPress plugin.

Big thanks go to Katie Litzell for her great work on the images and copy for the site.

Joe’s Philosiphy and motive is to make the best possible ORGANIC syrup so you can make the best possible Café Latte, Mochas, Italian sodas and cocktails.

The site built in Bigcommerce is also linked to eBay and offers sales to Retail as well as several Wholesale level customers. The site was originally a Joomla merchant site which we converted to Bigcommerce and continue to offer training and support.

The mission of Sowega victims is to advocate for victims of crime in the Southwestern Judicial Circuit, identifying and recommending resources, providing direct services and providing public education in order to facilitate a nurturing, healthy, and safe community.

The site, built in WordPress employs a theme concentrating the important information all on the front page. The site however also includes a system for registering for trainings and events, and has a floating “Escape this site” button for the security of it’s clients and a donation system.

MarcheCréole is an initiative of  the Heritage Foundation for Arts and Cultural Sustainability, a 501(C)(3) organization at ArtEgg Studios. The Foundation is dedicated to increasing understanding and awareness about all of the arts and its contributions to cultural heritage.

Lowthian Design Works set up a WordPress site using a very unique theme with some customization. The site also has market member page logins and a calendar of events.

Site was established by a professor in Cairo for his journalism class to have a resource to publish their stories online while gaining experience in WordPress.

A journalist with first hand experience in caregiving shares her own experience and other’s stories to provide encouragement and advice to all who work through the challenges and experience the joys of caring for others.

ArtEgg Studios is a 50,000 sq. ft. former produce warehouse for American Beauty Eggs, Butter and Turkeys. Located in the Broad Street Cultural Products District in New Orleans, ArtEgg was founded in 2001 by Dr. Esther R. Dyer. Since inception, ArtEgg has been a creative space for creative people. Devastated after Katrina, ArtEgg was totally renovated, restored and upgraded to include sustainable design features such as bamboo flooring, solar tracking skylights, solar tubes, energy efficient fixtures. The first floor has intact produce coolers converted to storage for art collections, studios for artists and musicians, workshops for set builders, and offices for nonprofits and entrepreneurs. They are proud to be home to Break Out!, Kids Rethink New Orleans, Roots of Music, Women of Vision, the LGBT Community Center, the Change for Development Foundation and the Heritage Foundation for Arts and Cultural Sustainability.

We started helping ArtEgg while in New Orleans in 2006. We helped them move to a Joomla Website using 3 templates for three different programs all in the same website. We have also helped them with finding new hosting, some training and on-site tech support work.

Visit their site at ArtEgg.com

RUBARB (Rusted up beyond all recognition Bikes) is an all volunteer run space, which means no bosses, no workers and no pay. They all participate in making the space, tools and parts organized and accessible, and any money that is received goes toward tools and parts and all other basic needs of the shop. Their primary goal is to provide adequate tools and competent help to meet the needs of those who desire to build and repair bikes. RUBARB is an educational space where we all can share and learn from each other’s skills and experiences.

We met up with RUBARB while in New Orleans. While they were trying to recover and rebuild bikes, we wanted them to have a great web presence to help them find volunteers and funding. The site is built in Joomla with a custom template designed by Lowthian Design Works. We have also helped them with training and obtaining free website hosting as a non-profit.

UPDATE: Site completely reworked October 2017

Visit their site at RUBARBike.com

The Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance is a collection of eternally hopeful souls who believe they have the power to create the world we hope to live in. OREPA is committed to nonviolence toward their main focus of stopping nuclear weapons production at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and protecting the environment threatened by legacy and ongoing activities at the Oak Ridge Nuclear Reservation.

We have been helping OREPA with their site since 2011. We helped them obtain free website hosting and update their site to a newer WordPress template. We look forward in the near future to migrating their site to a responsive design.

You can visit their site at Orepa.org