Do you know 31 Bits?
I always love finding out about new shops, etsy vendors, and pretty much any place I can encourage people to spend their money. I especially love shops that give back in some shape or form. So meet 31 Bits (per their website).
Kallie Dovel, traveled to Uganda in the summer of 2007, getting a first- hand look at life in Northern Uganda. While she was there, she met women making paper beads but who lacked a plan to market and sell them. After spending time in their homes and hearing their stories, Kallie knew there had to be a way to give opportunities to her new friends. She brought a box of jewelry back to the U.S., and spent the next year finishing her degree and dreaming up the concept of a development organization. She brought a few friends on board and her ideas quickly evolved into 31 Bits. The girls traveled back to Uganda in August 2008, and selected six women to begin buying jewelry from on a monthly basis. Since then, we have grown to 99 women; each with a unique story of suffering that has been overcome with joy and liberation.
Pretty jewelry, unique, good cause. I don’t think it gets much better than that.
Find 31 Bits online at 31bits.com