Hey everyone! Hope you’re all having a good week and are as excited for the weekend as I am! I had a big paper due today and it feels so nice to have it done with. Spring Break is coming at the best time, and I can’t wait to pack my bags full of outfits like this one! Portland is still too cold and rainy to actually wear any of this. Now’s about the time of the year that everyone walks into class soaking wet saying they’re moving away haha! I’m almost right there with them.
So if you didn’t know, this month is Women’s History Month. Yesterday was also International Women’s Day! As much as I love talking about jewelry and clothes, it’s even more fun when there’s a good reason for it. This beautiful necklace was handmade by a woman in either Uganda or Dallas who is part of the Akola Project.
The Akola Project is a nonprofit jewelry brand that empowers women to “redesign their stories” while they design and create beautiful jewelry. What better time to share about a brand like this than during Women’s History Month?
Not only is the jewelry gorgeous, the brand itself has an overall goal to help women in poverty have a life that is beyond just surviving. Many of these women have families to support, so the Akola Project brings them in to their program and helps them support their families and children. Donating is half of the deal here; fifty percent of the brand is run off donations that go towards funding the training and education for these women that help them do more than create jewelry. The program offers the women classes in business development, health, finance, and ministry.
The Akola project has, as of today, empowered more than 500 women and helped change the lives of 4,000 children.
I love hearing about great brands like this one and happy to share it with all of you! Take a look at all of the collections they have that could fit perfectly with your spring looks this season. It doesn’t need to stop raining to wear great jewelry! Have a great rest of the week! 🙂