Saturday, June 11, 2011

Inspiration: 31 Bits Jewelry

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Words do not express how inspired I am by what this company is doing. 31 Bits is a collective whose mission is to use fashion and design to help women rise above poverty in Uganda. Basically each piece of the 31 bits jewelry is handmade by one of 83 women in Uganda, using 100% recycled paper and other local materials. The jewelry is absolutely stunning and every time a piece is bought it not only provides a sustainable means of income for the women involved but also takes them through a program that equips them by providing literacy education, financial and vocational training, holistic care, and strong support systems, empowering individuals to further their careers and attain social equity. SO incredible! Please check them out, perhaps get yourself a pretty new necklace and of course spread the word!

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