Give Back and Look Stylish – 3 Brands that Empower Artisans

Jewelry is something that all women love to wear and buy. There are brands out there that sell amazing stuff for great prices. On the internet you can find pretty much any style you can think of. But, did you know that there are companies that offer unique jewelry and focus on providing income and work to people in developing countries?

I don’t know about you but it doesn’t get much better than that!

So far I have come across three brands that work like this and love their products.

Where to Buy Jewelry while Helping Others:

ARTICLE 22

At their website you will find beautiful jewelry collections made out of a unique material. All of the pieces sold by them are made with bombs. YES, you read it right, bombs.

Laos is the most heavily bombed country in history. Article 22 sells the products made by local artisans who transform all the bombs they can find into jewelry. They call their products PEACEBOMB.

Right now the work with 12 artisan’s families from Laos. These families started turning the bombs into spoons during the 70’s. Each Peacebomb sold, supports artisan’s families. Plus, 1 bracelet helps clear bombs from 3m2 of farmland.

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Image by: ARTICLE 22

RED EARTH

They work with talented artisans from all over the world. This makes each piece unique as they are a blend between local artistry and modern designs. Plus a lot of products are made from up-cycled materials.

Aside from working with artisans they help them out by showing them how to get better organized so each small business can grow. By doing so many families are being lifted out of poverty.

Aside from paying a fair price for their work, Red Earth provides interest-free loans that can be paid back over time through purchase orders.

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Photo by: RED EARTH

FASHIONABLE

“Charity is critical. Its importance lies in giving relief to those who are in great destitution from what are often unbearable circumstances. At the same time, giving food, medical care, clothing, and other charity to the poor should be the beginning point, and not an endpoint, to the solutions to poverty. It is widely known that if we are to end extreme poverty, two things must happen. One, we must create jobs for those lacking opportunity, and two, we must do so for women.” This is one of the main ideas behind this company.

They sell products made by women in Ethiopia and Nashville. The idea is to encourage women to work with them creating the products so they are able to make a living.

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Photo by: FASHIONABLE

Take a look at their websites. They all offer beautiful pieces. With each one you buy, you are allowing someone to live a better life

About Lourdes Diaz 10 Articles
Is a soon to be lawyer from Guatemala with the mission to explore each corner of the country. Her favourite activity is hiking along with exploring mountains, forests, caves, volcanoes and all that the region has to offer. Her goal is to reach as many summits around the world as she can. You can also find her on Facebook, twitter, and Instagram.

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