A few months ago, my stylist Anita Patrickson showed up to set carrying the most beautiful bag. I had to get my hands on it… Literally — I took hers! (But don’t worry, I eventually gave hers back and got my own.) When I went online to purchase the tote, I learned the Mamuye was unlike any other bag I’d bought before. After learning about its origin and the mission behind it, I love it even more.
FashionABLE is working to create sustainable opportunities for women in Africa so they aren’t dependent upon charity, but instead earn the dignity of a job. Every purchase made on their site directly supports the vulnerable women in Africa to help them break the cycle of poverty. Through fashionABLE, these women are offered the opportunity to receive training, jobs and the chance for a hopeful future for them and their families.
The site offers gorgeous leather goods, scarves and jewelry. Each FashionABLE item is named after one of the heroic women who crafts and creates each of their products.
Read about Mamuye and more heroic women here.
Don’t just be fashion forward, #livefashionABLE!