The irresistible colored pearl necklaces by Tom Binns on Ms. Pfeiffer offer that jaunty summer look we all crave this time of year. There is a way to pick up on this fashion trend, give back to the world, and not break the bank with your stylish yet good intentions (the jewelry makes a great gift too). Visit the website of Acholi Beads, The beads are hand made from recycled paper, the company participates in fair trade, and the jewelry is crafted by the Acholi tribe of Uganda, a population of war-battered women with children to feed and vastly limited resources. According to the website, the beaders earn a professional wage.
June 27th, 2009