Friday, August 19, 2016

Fair Trade Friday - Noonday Collection

I wish I could say that everything I purchase is fair trade.  Unfortunately, that would not be the truth. However, I do love to purchase fair trade when I can.  I want to share with you some of the fair trade companies that I have used and love!  Today I'll be highlighting one of my very favorites, Noonday Collection.  In short, Noonday Collection creates a marketplace for artisans all over the world to sell their creations.  It not only provides opportunities for generations of skilled artisans to sell their pieces, but it also provides training for women who are rescued out of human trafficking so they have a skill and a dignified job! Noonday Collection specializes in amazing accessories such as jewelry, bags, scarves, etc.  Here are just a few of my favorite pieces and how I styled them, but be sure to check them out for yourself at www.noondaycollection.com/jilledwards (Jill is my close friend who is an ambassador)

Fringed Crescent earrings made in Haiti

Nairobi necklace made in Kenya

La Bella bag made in Peru

Modern Leather Tote made in India

Folktale Necklace made in India

Tamia Bib Necklace made in Ecuador
Wanderlust Bag made in India


And since those last 3 pieces were made in India, I want to share with you something that I think is so special! I met one of the lead designers for one of the Indian artisan groups!  She came to the States to collaborate with the Noonday design team and wanted to attend a trunk show while she was here.  She came to one of my friend Jill's trunk shows and I stopped by so I could meet her.  Isn't she stunning?
This is Nidhi, me and my daughter.  She spoke perfect English and was so much fun!


This is Pam, who hosted the trunk show, Jill, my ambassador, and Nidhi.

If you decide there is some Noonday that you just can't live without, shop via this link by August 22, and you'll support Pam's show!  bit.ly/PamFall2016  I'd love for her to have a wonderful trunk show since she hosted this lovely lady! Every time you make a purchase, you are affirming artisans like Nidhi and helping them to grow their businesses and support their families!

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