Monday, July 25, 2011

Fab Find: Jewelry by 31 Bits

I'm completely in love with 31 Bits. I stumbled upon their jewelry in the September issue of People Style Watch (they have a monthly feature called 'Easy Eco'... so good!). Check out some of my favorite pieces:

From left to right: Bermuda Braid, Cypress, and The Magician

Made from 100% recycled paper, these bracelets and necklaces are hand-crafted by Ugandan women. Not only is the jewelry absolutely gorgeous, but the company also has amazing values. All of the Ugandan women are compensated fairly for their work. They even receive English lessons and financial training to help strengthen their entrepreneurship skills. Founder Kallie Dovel explains, "We strive to build a loving community that cares for individuals’ spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical needs." So much more than a jewelry line.

Best of all, these pieces are totally affordable. Ranging from $10.00 to $54.00, anyone can score chic jewelry that supports a good cause. Now, how cool is that?

But wait! People Style Watch is offering 25% off the Cypress bracelet (pictured above) through August 15. Just enter the discount code, PEOPLEMAG, at checkout :)

Read more about the story of 31 Bits at their website.
Wonderfully Made also has a great interview with them.


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