A Powerful Partnership
“Raven + Lily is a socially responsible brand dedicated to empowering women through design partnerships and sustainable economic opportunities.”
Headquartered in Austin, R+L sells beautiful jewelry handcrafted by some amazing Ethiopian and Indian women. And there is something even more beautiful about the source of the materials…
“In the mountains of Northern Ethiopia, farmers supply bead makers with artillery shells (from former war conflicts) that are found on their lands. Through traditional techniques passed down for generations, the village artisans melt these shells down to produce handmade, delicate beads.”
Such an incredible way to turn the past into a shining future, I love this vision.
Read more about R+L on their website or check out their blog.