This brass crescent necklace is the perfect addition to any outfit. Wear it on its own or layer it with your other favourite necklaces. Handcrafted in Kibera slums in Kenya. This is world changing fashion.
May your weekend be filled with laughter and friends. Here is a photo of myself and my two oldest daughters with some of the Ugandan artisans we partner alongside. These incredible individuals are all former child soldiers with Kony's LRA but today instead we meet as friends and equals.
We love this geometric lariat necklace so much. I love when we bring a design idea to the Kenyan artisans we partner with - in this case it was a 3D triangle pendant - and they make something better than we could imagine. We love the necklace and wearing it knowing it is making a difference in the artisans life in Kibera slums in Kenya. That's world changing fashion.
Tonight I spoke at a women's event. When I left I had on this heart necklace shown here. When I came home I did not. Yes. Yet again I sold the necklace I was wearing. People love this heart necklace so much. Such a simple piece that goes with everything. And you can wear it knowing it's making a difference in the lives of the Kenyan artisans who handcrafted it. Also - this was my first speaking engagement since adding our newest daughter to our family. I forgot how great it is to share the stories in person! If you're interested in having us come to an event please let us know!
This brass arrow necklace is always a favourite. It is made by hand in Kenya's Kibera slums and is providing employment to incredible artisans! And providing you with a necklace that makes you look good while doing good. That's world changing fashion!
The amount of time and meticulous detail that goes into each paper bead necklace is incredible. Here Bosco marks by hand where to cut each strip of paper that will then be cut, rolled, coated in shellac, dried, separated and assembled into a beautiful piece of world changing fashion!
We love these fabric pieces made by hand by talented tailors in Uganda. The cross body purse has a zipper closure, black fabric inside and a handy interior pocket. The pouch is padded to protect your iPad or glasses or whatever you choose to store inside! I use these pieces all the time and always get compliments on them! And I love telling people about the world changing fashion that not only looks good but does good!
I loved meeting with Okello last time I was in Kibera slums in Kenya. He always had a smile on his face and was working hard. He welcomed us into his home and I loved seeing the educational posters on the wall for his children. He brought some of his jewelry designs to show us and they were beautiful! When I asked another artisan in their group about Okello he had this to say "Okello is a shy, polite and responsible man who always talks about his family well being. He believes in making a difference and good for his family." We are so honoured to partner with great people like Okello who is working hard to support his wife and four children through his handcrafted jewelry. This is world changing fashion.
We love versatile pieces. This one has handcrafted paper beads in the back - with multi strands of gold glass beads in front. Wear it long - off center - wrapped twice - as a bracelet - tied into a flower - and so many other ways! Available in a range of colours - all handmade by former child soldiers in Uganda. Providing you with fashion and then with employment. That's world changing fashion.
We have amazing new products launching later this week for Fall and Winter! These items are all handmade in Africa - paper beads made by former child soldiers in Uganda and metal and bone pieces made by artisans in kibera slums in Kenya. This is world changing fashion. If you are a retailer and want our new catalog - make sure we have you on our contact list by sending us a DM here or an email at email@example.com. If you are looking for us again at the #cangift show this week we are not there this year due to a parental leave. (See earlier posts to meet my newest daughter). But we'd love to connect and share what's new still!
We are praying for our Kenyan brothers and sisters in Kibera slums during these tough times. The protests for the elections have businesses and shops closed in kibera and people are scared. Tomorrow the final results are announced and tensions are high on how things will turn out. Please join us in praying for peace for Kenya. Follow along the election with the incredible images by my friend @storitellah - including this image shown here. (He promises me he's staying safe while taking photos... but I still worry about him too!)
This is Lucy and her family who she is supporting. This group is made up of all women - sisters, daughters, mothers and grandmother. Lucy is a former child soldier who today has employment by making paper bead jewelry. She works hard to care for her family and is always quick to laugh and encourage a friend. The paper bead jewelry you wear from JustOne supports Lucy's family as well as others like her. This is world changing fashion.
This necklace is made from the stem of a coconut making it light with a unique pattern on each one. It also offers hope and employment to artisans in kibera slums, Kenya. And... it's on sale. Check out our clearance section!