WHAT IF your earrings could speak? What would they tell you about the environment in which they were made or the story behind their maker?
Lets take it a bit further... What if you knew the story behind every item you wore?
Supporting little businesses like mine means you get to know the story️If you wore MY earrings, this is the story they would tell -
“My maker grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, and is a mum of 2 and now lives in Australia. She began her jewellery making venture 2 years ago using Shweshwe fabric from her home country to share its beauty in her own way. Shweshwe is bright, bold and full of historyIt reminds her of home. Making jewellery is her creative outlet. It keeps her sane. She can be very chaotic. My maker is very critical about herself. Very unsure. But this is the first time she has ever truly put herself out there and while she often struggles and wants to give up, she persists. She has learnt so much. She is capable. She is enough. Her jewellery is worthy. People like something it! While she often pushes herself too hard, she is a perfectionist. If something isnt right she will fix it. And most of all she wants you to LOVE what she has made YOU." -
THIS week is FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK (22-28 April) Its a time to get educated.
Before our fashion hits our stores, our clothes and accessories have serious stories to tell. Did you know that 80% of the 70-80million people that make these items are women like YOU and ME, aged 18 to 35?! I didnt! 🤷♀️Most of these women live in severe poverty and work in unsafe, unsavory environments. If our jewellery could speak and we saw or heard first hand how the makers of fast fashion are treated, there is no way we would buy what they produce. Those tassel earrings sold for $5.95 would become a LOT less appealing. -
- 🥰Imagine knowing the amount of heart, soul, thought and energy goes into to every piece you wear. I think for most people, (MYSELF INCLUDED) this seems like a long way off. Baby steps. Its time to START shopping small. Its time to START supporting local makers and their stories and its time to REDUCE exploitation of women JUST LIKE US. - 1 hour ago