Give Hope This Holiday with 31 Bits Jewelry
Tuesday December 14, 2010see more by jen
I am going to let you in on a little pet peeve of mine – I don’t like buying gifts just for the sake of buying something. It bugs me when I don’t have the perfect gift in mind for someone, because what that means is I end up buying some random lotion or candle or something impersonal. But now that I have been introduced to 31 Bits, a small local company with a big impact, it makes my heart smile, because anytime I am in that position, I know I have a go-to gift that has meaning. A gift idea for a gift that GIVES back.
31 Bits is a company started by Kallie Dovel, who traveled to Uganda in 2007 and left with a vision. There she found women, creative women, in poverty. She started the company to provide these women hope for a better life. By creating a worldwide platform to sell their jewelry at a fair price, she has provided them with income and opportunities. She has given them a chance.
People like Kallie make me want to be a better person.
Her company has grown from representing and buying jewelry from six women to currently 63. And each of those 63 women has a personal story. You can read about each of the designers HERE.
Their jewelry is gorgeous. Combining textures and colors to make designs that are totally unique – and reasonably priced.
This one is one of my favorites, the Rya, and is only $32 and comes in different colors…
So consider giving the gift of hope this holiday season by making a purchase that impacts a life of a woman.