Pick a fashion trend you love and a fashion trend you hate. Win us over!
I am not the person to ask about fashion trends. I’m completely out of the loop when it comes to trendiness. But, I can share products that I am absolutely in love with right now, trendy or not trendy.
One of my favorite companies is 31 Bits. They sell jewelry made by women from Uganda. They are made from bits of paper. And it is fair trade, therefore the jewelry makers receive fair wages, empowering women to rise above the culture of poverty. Here are some of my favorite pieces.
Aren’t they darling? Beautiful pieces with intention.
When I went to Kenya, one of the stores we went to was Amani ya Juu, which means higher peace in Swahili.
Again it is fair trade, but they take marginalized women from different countries in Africa, including Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Liberia, and Burundi, and put them in a sewing and training program in order to give them a skill that will make them self sufficient. It was a privilege to meet some of the women there last year and I definitely indulged in many products. One of my favorites is the Safari Totes:
Trendy or not, I love these products. As far as one fashion trend I’m not a fan of, it has to be patterned leggings.
My friend continuously tells me that I am not picking the right leggings, which is why I do not like them. I really don’t think this is the case. To each his own. Besides…
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. (1 Peter 3:3-4)