Buy African: Pretty, Funky Accessories from 31 Bits

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31 Bits is a business using fashion and design to empower women to rise above poverty by equipping them with the tools to earn a sustainable income. They currently work with 108 women in Gulu, Uganda. They work with each woman by purchasing jewellery from her on a monthly basis, providing a consistent income. They will work with the woman until she has graduated from the from the programme and attained a sustainable means of income in her community. The programme includes finance training, vocational training, community groups, AIDS and health education and English and literacy lessons.

 

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I'm loving the fresh colours of their accessories and how the designs manage to balance 'pretty' with 'funky'. The necklaces, bracelets and clutch above (each incorporating 100% recycled paper beads) are some of my favourite pieces. Browse the expansive collections on the 31 Bits website.


Thanks to Laura Marano (of Green-Safari) for introducing me to 31 Bits!
Images via the 31 Bits blog and Pinterest.

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