As promised, this week we will take a break from flowers, and provide you with a Christmas Giving Guide of gifts that are not only unique and fun, but that also benefit others across the globe!
"USING FASHION AND DESIGN TO EMPOWER WOMEN TO RISE ABOVE POVERTY"
Today, we are spotlighting the amazing 31 Bits! I have a special place in my heart for 31 Bits, because all of the amazing young women (read more about them here) who are the brains behind this operation come from my little ol' college in Southern California and are incredibly passionate, gifted, smart, beautiful (inside and out), and love-filled women...Girls that I am honored to call friends. 31 Bits was born out of their passion to bring love, hope, and dignity to a group of women in a war torn area of Northern Uganda. These Ugandan women (read more about them here) design beautiful jewelry that is made from from recycled paper bits. These lovely pieces of art are then sold in the US. By giving these talented Ugandan women "access to the international market, they are able to earn an instant income, providing homes, food, and education for their families."
Plus, 31 Bits is incredibly fashionable...Click here to see their online store. And shop til' you drop (and feel GOOD about it!).