It’s the season for giving, and gifts that give back are that much sweeter. Which is why I love Raven + Lily, an innovative company that uses ethical design as a platform to elevate women out of poverty.
Read on to learn more and to find out how you can help (hint: shopping = providing women in need with an income) and to get 25% off this gorgeous necklace and everything on the site…
This Elsabet necklace was handmade from melted bullet casings and recycled metals by HIV-positive women in Ethiopia (read the artisans’ bios here). Jewelry-making provides the women with a source of income so they can better their lives (how it’s made).
In addition to providing sustainable economic opportunities, Raven + Lily returns proceeds to fund healthcare and literacy programs for women and children in the community.
How great is that?
In addition to working with women in Ethiopia, Raven + Lily also works with women in Cambodia and India as well to create jewelry, bags, scarves, journals and more.
Check out and shop the collections here, plus as a thank you, get 25% off with code RALKELLYGOLIGHTLY through December 13, 2012.
Update: It was an honor to be featured as a Raven + Lily tastemaker and included in their Fair Trade Holiday Shopping Guide. Check out my favorite picks!
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