Photos by Brandon Hill
Oh hey there! Happy Wednesday! Hope your week is off to a great start! NYE is almost here! And no, I still don't have an outfit.
Today I'm sharing two fun necklaces from Threads Worldwide! And, best part, one of them I am giving away! Disclaimer - I only wore the giveaway necklace for these photos, and I promise I don't have cooties.
Threads Worldwide, based in Denver, is a fair trade jewelry company that helps artisan women in developing countries bring their jewelry to market here in the US through a social selling model and online shop. Many of the artisan cooperatives that they work with employ women who are survivors of sex trafficking, deaf, or otherwise struggling from social, economic, and political hardships. By teaching them a skill, jewelry making, paying them fairly, and providing them with a safe workplace, the women are able to emerge from poverty and thrive.
I LOVE companies like this that help employ women. Fashion that does good and gives back makes me so happy.
Both the necklaces pictured above, are all handcrafted with sustainably harvested bullhorn. In Vietnam, after the cow has gone to market, the bullhorn is discarded in stockyards and is an ideal material for jewelry making, as it can be molded and sculpted into different shapes with just heat and water. It's a unique material because the color varies from white to brown to gray and can be dyed easily. Artisans in Vietnam have been making jewelry and goods from bullhorn for hundreds of years, and we're honored to help preserve their cultural tradition.
Other cool random things to note: Bullhorn is way more appropriate and ethical than making jewelry from synthetic materials like plastic, and they also don't hold heat, so they are perfect to wear in the hot summer months and pool-side. Score!
Now for the fun part! I am giving away the Cam necklace to a lucky Sweet & Sauer follower! I absolutely LOVE this piece. Its lightweight and definitely unique. Pair it with a plain top to let the necklace do all the talking. And know that you're wearing something special that helps women.
Here's how to enter to win this necklace:
2. Like my photo sharing giveaway instructions
4. BONUS: For an extra entry, comment on this post what you hope to see from Sweet & Sauer in 2016 (be sure to leave your Instagram handle in the comment).
That's it! Giveaway ends Saturday 1/2/16 at 8PM MST.