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.

Today they’ve introduced some lovely, affordable leather wrap bracelets that are not only on trend with all the gorgeous wrap bracelets we’re stacking up our wrists right now, they do so much good.

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UPDATE: The leather bracelets are no longer available, but you can find a very cool, simple leather choker on site as well as some stackable beaded bracelets.

Leather wrap bracelets from FashionABLE support women in Ethiopia | Cool Mom Picks

Stack of leather wrap bracelets that give back from FashionABLE | Cool Mom Picks

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.

Liz Gumbinner of Cool Mom Picks and the women of fashionABLE in Addis Ababa

Find fantastic handmade jewelry like the leather choker from FashionABLE’s website