Accessories with a Cause: Raven + Lily
By Maitland Quitmeyer, July 25th, 2012
Kirsten Dickerson and Sophia Lin are co-founders of humanitarian and eco-friendly accessories brand Raven + Lily, working to provide jobs for marginalized women around the world. These women are paid fair trade wages, and Raven + Lily is dedicated to create better opportunities in the community through education, healthcare, and micro-loans. The Raven + Lily website lists the name of the woman involved in the production of the item, adding a personal touch for charitable shoppers.
Their current collections feature exclusive handmade and eco-friendly jewelry and accessories from North India and Ethiopia. The collection from Ethiopia features statement necklaces, earrings, and bracelets created from beads and charms made from melted bullet casings and vintage silver coins. The India collection features recycled cotton papers, hand-carved wood journals, leather jewelry, and natural soaps, empowering marginalized women in Northern India.
Amleset: Macrame Tassel Necklace, $88
Mulu: Black and White Striped Infinity Scarf, $57
Set of Three Leatherbound Journals, $48
Organic Lavender Sachets, $20
For more information and to buy these products, go to www.ravenandlily.com. Stay tuned for Raven + Lily’s new partnership in Cambodia for their fall/winter 2012 collection.