I’ve been deeply committed to supporting FashionABLE since visiting them in Ethiopia on a humanitarian trip with ONE nearly two years ago. These guys get it right, producing gorgeous handmade scarves and accessories that are not only incredibly wearable, but they get the women of Addis Ababa off the streets, train them in a viable career, and help with education and medical expenses so the artists can support themselves and their families with dignity.
It’s named the Teshome, for the artist who made them, and each tag contains a handwritten note from her: Because of your purchase, I am able to support my little sisters.
The rugged leather style coupled with the pops of colorful thread make them so fantastic for stacking especially at $24 each. In fact, you can get two for just $40 or save $20 if you buy four which is another great excuse to look good while doing some good.
These are real women. I’ve met them. I can picture their faces, their hands on the looms, their smiles. I can still hear their voices recounting their stories. While I have yet to meet Teshome, for me, this is still very personal.
Also save $8 with sets of two, $20 with sets of four–because you know you will need more than one. *NOTE if you purchase more than one, the refund will be credited back to your card.