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ACCESSORIES, DESIGNER DAILY / October 5 2012 10:53 AM

Feel Good Friday: Cool Jewelry that Helps Developing Asian Artisan Communities

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Most of our clothing and jewelry is made in Asia, true. But Edge of Ember isn’t going to the factories in the big cities. No, they’ve headed to the hills, into the communities of artisans, where traditional techniques from those villages are tweaked with founder Lynette Ong‘s design ideas. And she’s not just providing work to these fine artisans, she’s also giving 10% of profits back to charitable organizations within their communities. Feel good today, help the kids tomorrow. 

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ACCESSORIES / September 28 2012 8:42 AM

Feel Good Friday: These Bright Backpacks Support African Widows and School Girls

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The makers of the Maakai Bag come with a lot of baggage. In this Kenyan tribe, it is common for women to be married off at 10 or 11, denied an education, and widowed at a young age. So the widows got together under The Pencil Promise and began constructing backpacks with the wool of their herds and the colors of their warriors. 

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