It's been a couple days since the #goldenglobes and I'm still thinking over the powerful words by some inspiring individuals. This quote resonated with me as I thought about my dear African sisters. Like Betty pictured here. She has a past she wishes she didn't. Don't we all? Her past though includes being abducted and forced to be a child soldier. Of burns and injuries from the war. Her present though is she is working hard making jewelry to earn enough to send her four children to school. And she is learning English and to read and write herself. And her future... is full of hope. Our world could definitely use more incredible women like Betty!
We love seeing your photos wearing our world changing fashion. @deanna_simone_ posted this Image wearing our paper bead necklace and we think she looks gorgeous! And while looking gorgeous she's supporting our artisan partners in Uganda who made this by hand. Former child soldiers who are supporting their family by the art they create. That's... World changing fashion.
As we step into the light of a new year I think of this quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald "I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you are not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again." Here's to 2017!!
Years ago I met a gray haired woman in Uganda. She told me how proud she was of her gray hair because it meant she had lived long enough to have gray hair. This has given me a new perspective and appreciation for aging. So days like today - my birthday - I think of all I've been taught through the incredible people I've met through my travels. They have given me some of the greatest gifts of my life.
Today is the last day to purchase a Christmas gift for our artisan partners. Last year you showed them love with goats and chickens and new dresses made by African tailors. This year they asked for help setting up small businesses to supplement their income and to be able to purchase care packages for the less fortunate in their communities. Their hard work and compassion is so inspiring. Purchase online today and we can email you a printable card. Today is the last day!
If you live in Canada and are still wanting to order gifts to ship in time for Christmas… You only have a few hours left. We will be shipping out the last Christmas orders this afternoon. World changing fashion makes an incredible gift for the receiver and for the artisan who made it.