Dress up your Christmas or New Year's celebration this year with two conversation-starter pieces! The gorgeous Beads and Larimar necklace by Batey Girls provides sparkle, and the Ubuntu-made Love Bracelet shares the most important Commandment right on your wrist. Most importantly, revenues from both products provide opportunities for people who really need a break!
Batey Girls Larimar Necklace
Batey Girls was founded by Batey Rehab Project, a nonprofit organization created to provide economic opportunities for women and girls at risk of sex trafficking and domestic violence in the Dominican Republic. Tired of witnessing parents sell their teenage daughters for sex, in order to feed their families, Batey Girls was created to provide an opportunity to begin new lives, break free from the cycle of poverty, and empower women to dream of a future that’s dignifying and honoring.
The Batey Girls jewelry brand is something you can be proud to wear, knowing you’re part of empowering women and girls with each purchase. The bracelets are handmade by female artisans ethically and sustainably, using Larimar stone (mined from an extinct volcano) and Açaí seeds. On top of empowering women, 100% of every jewelry sale goes directly toward the Batey Rehab Project.
UBUNTU "Love" Bracelet
The LOVE Bracelets, hand-beaded by Ubuntu Made's Maasai artisans, empower communities through financial independence and connect the maker to the wearer with a shared experience of love. LOVE Bracelets began the #loveisproject through a collaboration between Ubuntu Made and The Supply Change that became a widespread movement, expanding into large markets such as American Eagle and Whole Foods Market, increasing impact for 400 artisans in Kenya.
Ubuntu Made is committed to creating lasting changes in the communities they serve through a ñmile deep, inch wideî approach to their work. Rather than making products and sourcing materials from various parts of the world, they focus their efforts on specific Kenyan communities creating full time jobs, including benefits like healthcare for their makers and their families. This is unheard of in Kenya, where only 10% of the country is under health coverage. This provides their makers with stability for their lives and their families. It also ensures that their customers are receiving great products that are creating a transparent good from the people who make them.
Ubuntu Made sources as many of the materials in their products locally, stimulating the Kenyan economy as a whole. They view their supply chain, from our suppliers to our makers to our customers, as links in a chain providing an ultimate exchange of good from start to finish, from their hands to yours.