February 10, 2011

Fall In Love...with 31 Bits!

If you haven't heard of 31 Bits yet, it's time to educate yourself.  Adorable jewelry ~ and an even greater cause.  Here is a snippet from their "About Us" section...

Kallie Dovel, traveled to Uganda in the summer of 2007, getting a first- hand look at life in Northern Uganda. While she was there, she met women making paper beads but who lacked a plan to market and sell them. After spending time in their homes and hearing their stories, Kallie knew there had to be a way to give opportunities to her new friends. She brought a box of jewelry back to the U.S., and spent the next year finishing her degree and dreaming up the concept of a development organization. She brought a few friends on board and her ideas quickly evolved into 31 Bits. The girls traveled back to Uganda in August 2008, and selected six women to begin buying jewelry from on a monthly basis. Since then, we have grown to 63 women; each with a unique story of suffering that has been overcome with joy and liberation. Find out more about what we do in Uganda here.

Their mission?
Using fashion and design to empower women to rise above poverty.

You MUST check out their website!

Here are a few more "bits" for your enjoyment...



{great for males, too! my husband has this one!}


{all images courtesy of 31 Bits}

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