Fashion That Makes a Difference … Bit By Bit


I found out about 31 Bits on the good old news. (Finally, something positive to report on!) I made a bee line for the computer to see what they were all about and I was excited by what I saw. 31 Bits purchases handmade jewelry from women in Gulu, Uganda, which provides them with an immediate, consistent, and fair income. The profits made from the international market place go towards programs run by 31 Bits that provide the women with numerous development programs, equipping them to develop a career, earn an instant income, and provide a home, food, and education for their families. So, next time you wanna shop, shop with a conscience at 31 Bits. It’s stylish, it’s affordable and most importantly, you’ll be helping empower women on the other side of the globe!

Pixie Rowe - WC1137PXR

Razzle Dazzle - SR1211RAZ

Blossom - WC1109BLM

About 31 BitsKallie Dovel, traveled to Uganda in the summer of 2007, getting a first- hand look at life in Northern Uganda. While she was there, she met women making paper beads but who lacked a plan to market and sell them. After spending time in their homes and hearing their stories, Kallie knew there had to be a way to give opportunities to her new friends. She brought a box of jewelry back to the U.S., and spent the next year finishing her degree and dreaming up the concept of a development organization. She brought a few friends on board and her ideas quickly evolved into 31 Bits. The girls traveled back to Uganda in August 2008, and selected six women to begin buying jewelry from on a monthly basis. Since then, we have grown to 99 women; each with a unique story of suffering that has been overcome with joy and liberation.

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8 thoughts on “Fashion That Makes a Difference … Bit By Bit

  1. Trish says:

    That is awesome news! The pieces are beautiful and so is the purpose!

  2. jamee tuttle says:

    Love it! Thanks for sharing:)

  3. Elaine says:

    What a great way to support other women! I could see this as a world effort!

  4. Linda says:

    The collections are gorgeous! It is encouraging that a company like 31 Bits can offer this kind of opportunity to people who truely need it and also by providing beautiful products to the consumer. A win win situation in my opinion!

  5. Carrie says:

    Beautiful! And you have to feel beautiful supporting these women!

  6. Sheresse says:

    This is fantastic to see and makes me so happy that one accessory will never go out of style! Generosity. I am venturing on a similar effort to Uganda with Tommy Hilfiger Europe and the Millennium Promise Project in November. It is truly wonderful work. Well done 31 Bits! Keep it up!

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