Friday, October 1, 2010

Bluma Project

What to do? Well, sorry to post to QUICKLY again (there's a first time for everything, folks).

What do you do when a friend shows up to school and she tells you that she has several necklaces in her bag. Each one is made by her mother's company, Bluma Project. AND SHE OFFERS YOU ONE FOR FREE- YOUR CHOICE.

What are you supposed to do?

Blog about it?


Anyway, Bluma Project is a line of jewelry and textiles, started by designer, Beth Schaeffer. Each piece is made in women's cooperatives in either Ghana or Rwanda and uses local materials as well as local patterns and designs. This is why their slogan is "by women for women, from around the globe."

Who doesn't want their jewelry to be something special and unique? Who doesn't want a piece of jewelry that "helps women build a sustainable income"?

Well, I do. I want it all!

My necklace was made in Rwanda and is made of paper beads.
I love the colors and feel of the whole piece.

The line is being sold at Anthropologie as well as ABC Home... check it out.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for highlighting the plight of these women. You are a voice for women in Rwanda and Ghana. I hope that one day you ge to travel there and learn how hard they work. Wishing you the best in school.