Sunday, May 16, 2010

Feel-Good Fashion: Paper to Pearls

Want to accessorize fabulously and do good at the same time? Paper to Pearls makes beautifully handmade, fair trade necklaces crafted from recycled paper by poverty stricken women in refugee camps in northern Uganda.

The income these women earn helps them to buy more nutritious food for their families, have access to better health care, send their children to school and have income to spend in their communities. It also helps them to gain pride, dignity and hope for the future.

In addition, net revenue from the necklace sales is given back to beaders in the form of education, training and entrepreneurship development.

Check out Paper to Pearls