Looking for a hint to drop to your Valentine? I’m dropping mine now! Can someone please email a link to this blog post to my husband?
I’m crazy about the work of Dallas designer, Ashley Pittman. She has managed to create a business making jewelry that employs over 75 artisans in Africa with fair wages and opportunities for growth. Can you imagine how great it must feel to find a career that lets you do what you love and make such an impact on people in need? Leave it to a Southern girl to pull that off with style!
You will love her jewelry without knowing her story but, I promise you that knowing it makes you love the jewelry even more. After a 2006 trip to Rwanda volunteering for The Clinton Foundations HIV/AIDS Initiative, Ashley put the skills she learned in law school to good use and set out to build a sustainable business that would help the people she was impacted by. Her first collection was picked up by Bergdorf Goodman–pretty fancy!–and has grown leaps and bounds since.
The horn used in her jewelry comes from Kenyan Ankole Cows which are a food source for the local community and villages. No worries–the animals are not harmed in order to obtain the horns and they are raised in a sustainable pasture-based system. She thought of everything!
So, forward this post to your Valentine and drop your hint! Aren’t we doing the gents a favor by telling them exactly what we want?
For more of my favorite Valentine Ideas and a list of the things I think my husband should buy me, check out my Pinterest boards!