23 Feb '12, 3pm

Thirty One Bits: eco-friendly fashion brings opportunity and hope to women of Uganda

Thirty One Bits: eco-friendly fashion brings opportunity and hope to women of Uganda

Women of talent all over the world go unnoticed every day. However, with organizations like Thirty One Bits , a portion of these women are now being recognized and given the opportunity of a lifetime. The organization was started by Kallie Dovel. Dovel was inspired by the hard work, perseverance, and beautiful craftsmanship displayed by the women she met on a trip to Uganda in 2007. She visited the village of Gulu, Uganda and discovered the art of making jewelry out of recycled paper, a common trade of the local women of the village. Despite their incredible talent and creativity, these women were struggling to make an income that supported their families. Dovel was inspired by their drive and brought some of their jewelry back home with her to the United States, determined to help the women in any way that she could.

Full article: http://www.alternativeconsumer.com/2012/02/23/thirty-one-...

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