Can I take a second to brag on these girls for just a minute?! Five years ago, five carefree 21-year-olds put into place a system that has radically changed the lives of women, their families and their surrounding communities. Um, I can tell you were I was at at 21?! Yeah.
They created a profound movement, using fashion and design to help empower the women of Uganda to rise above poverty.
“In a place where beauty and hope were once concealed, jewelry became a symbol of life” – 31 Bits
Jewelry, created with beads cut from strips of unused posters, newspapers and text books, means income, education and stability to the women in the program. In exchange, every lady is determined to create each piece with the highest standard for quality.
Attached, is their story. Each piece signifies the determination of one women who is fighting for her life and that of her family. As a momma, I can connect with that, it is profound and earns my deepest respect. These pieces (or anything for that matter), artfully crafted by hand, is a dying art. In this day, with products mainly manufactured by machine, the ownership of such a piece is significant.
I’m so proud to be partnering with 31 Bits, a company who deeply cares and believes that with every purchase you make you can either negatively or positively impact the world. Who has taken a simple product like jewelry and made it a vehicle for doing something good.
One lucky lady (or man, for his lady) will win the Lupine Jumble. A piece, that I believe, will be a meaningful addition to any wedding event. Head over to Instagram to be sure to get in on this awesome giveaway!
UPDATED: The winner is Instagram user, @vanessajoy