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Featured Social Enterprise: YOUWE.org

With the onset of summer wedding season we thought this would be a good time to show some love to one of our new favorite social enterprise brands: YOUWE.org. They carry some of the best ethical brands around, and would be perfect gifts for your bridal party or every day summer swag!
The YOUWE company focuses on getting the community involved with thinking differently with their product purchases. The products that YOUWE sells have stories that already exist by either being hand made, empowering women that are at risk in 3rd world counties, products that help a certain charity or cause, or the product is ethically/sustainably made. Each product has its own. The YOUWE goal is to further that story by allowing the consumer to choose a cause where a portion (10%) of the profits is donated to. This allows the story to live on furthering the “good” and it connects the consumer with a charities that are doing amazing things.
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Here’s some of the products that YOUWE carries:
31Bits (necklaces) –  A jewelry company thats creates stunning pieces made out of recycled paper. All of 31Bits jewelry is made by women in Uganda teaching them skills, business practices and earning a fare wage. 31Bits is a really rad company that cares for their beneficiaries and really creates high quality stunning products.
Raven+Lily (rings+bracelets+wooden necklaces)– Empowers at-risk artisan women all of over the world, through jewelry, apparel and accessory design. They teach them skills and pay them fair wages as well. Everything is handmade and locally and sustainable sourced in their country.
Arvo (watch)– US based company that creates minimalistic style watches that support causes.
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For more information and ways to purchase these amazing socially conscious products visit www.youwe.org !

Inspiration – Necklaces for the Needy – Wedding Accessories that Give Back.

Necklaces! There is nothing more monumentally important in a girl’s wedding day details quite like her accessories… And these awesome jewelry & accessory companies use every purchase to fulfill equally awesome purpose! 1.Lydali, Monogram Necklace, $30, Made and manufactured right here in the USA… Employing and Restoring women off the streets of Nashville and giving them an opportunity to live a better life. 2. The Giving Keys, Never Ending Necklace, $55,  Employing those transitioning out of homelessness in Los Angeles… with repurposed keys jewelry. 3. Noon Day Collection, Minted Necklace, $28, Empowering artisans around the globe, in Uganda, Ethiopia and Ecuador through jewelry. 4. 31 bits, Havana Trim, $42, Giving displaced women in Northern Uganda an opportunity to combat poverty through fashion. 5. Rose & Fitzgerald, Golden Spikes, $88, Works with master hand-craftsmen in Africa to create and curate unexpected, beautiful pieces mixing traditional craft with a stylish flair. 6..Trades of Hope, Sorbet Teardrops, $36, Empowers women to create sustainable businesses worldwide.   necklaces