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I like jewelry. A lot.
So when the opportunity to create a custom handmade piece of jewelry that would support women who are working to overcome difficult circumstances landed in my inbox I didn’t hesitate.
Today I want to share a resource with you for beautiful products made by women locally and globally who have overcome challenges ranging from prostitution to addiction to a lack of opportunity.
As sisters in Christ we have the opportunity to lift up other sisters and support their efforts to support themselves through purchasing products from companies that help women find a way out of difficult circumstances.
I want to introduce you to FASHIONABLE.
FASHIONABLE started working in Ethiopia 5 years ago, providing weaving jobs for women who needed a new choice and a new opportunity. They quickly expanded to working with leather partners in Africa as well. Then, just this summer, they expanded their impact to working with women in the US to make jewelry.
They believe their roles is to invest in a woman, and that when she is empowered with work to do, she not only experiences the joy and satisfaction of developing a skill, she also creates change in those around her. They now work with women both locally and globally who have overcome challenges ranging from prostitution to addiction to homelessness to a lack of opportunity.
The newest feature they just launched is called customizABLE — where you can actually design your own necklaces and ring stack. And then the women they’ve hired will create your unique piece!
After much debate I decided to design a necklace.
I chose to make the 3 layer rosary. I got to pick my chain color, rosary color, and pendant stone color. I was really tempted to create a custom ring stack. The stamped necklaces were tempting too. But, alas, I could only chose one. My necklace is in the photo at top of the page. I love it!
If jewelry is not your thing, FASHIONABLE also sells leather wallets, totes, and pouches, scarves, home goods, and other items.
Each hand-made product from FASHIONABLE comes with a tag that tells the story of the women they work with, and has a specific name attached to it, as a reminder of how your purchase is creating jobs for them. With the Christmas just around the corner, I’d bet there’s someone on your list who would appreciate a handmade gift from FASHIONABLE.
If a product at FASHIONABLE catches your eye, I’d love for you to use to click through my referral link. Thank you!
Sorry – Giveaway is over!
FASHIONABLE has graciously offered to give one of you the opportunity to create your own custom piece of jewelry! What a great Christmas gift for yourself or someone else! To enter to win comment below by Friday, December 11, 2015 at 10 AM EST. Winner must reside in the US or Canada. I’d love to hear if you’d choose to make a ring or a necklace (you can totally change your mind if you win!).
Many thanks to FASHIONABLE for my beautiful necklace and the opportunity to bless one of my readers with a gift too!
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