You guys know that I love a company or brand that gives back to artisans and employees or a company that produces it’s products ethically! And I have yet again come across another company that provides jobs in places where job and economic opportunities are sparse, empowers women all over the globe, provides living wages and promotes a better way of life for everyone involved. Noonday Collection is a fair trade organization that partners with artisans around the world to provide a marketplace for their handmade goods. All artisans are paid a fair wage and are able to work dignified jobs that empower them and the community around them. They are able to pull themselves out of poverty and create a better tomorrow. And the jewelry isn’t half bad either!
I had the pleasure of meeting Lauren who is an Ambassador for Noonday Collection and was immediately drawn to the collection of curated pieces. The pieces range from statement to subtle, from vivid to organic; so there is a piece for every woman. Each piece is high quality, making it perfect to take with you in every stage of your life. The price point ranges from around $15.00 and up; and let’s be honest some of us have spent more on costume jewelry that tarnishes in a month.
The Column Earrings made of brass in Peru by Noonday’s artisans Fermin and Madalyn who work to provide ecomonic opportunities for others in their community by providing jobs in their workshop. These earrings are simple, so great for every day wear but if paired with the right accents can be the right amount of dramatic for a bigger statement.
The Nairobi Necklace is made Turkana beads and hand cut brass and handcrafted in Kenya. This piece is my favorite of everything available right now. The cobalt beads are the perfect pop of color and will pair with everything. Since the leaves are made of brass I was expecting it to be heavy, but it’s just as light as a dainty necklace making it the perfect piece for everyday or your go to statement necklace.
Necklace ( $28.00) Earrings ($42.00 )
The Minted Necklace is handmade in Uganda. It is made of handcrafted paperbeads. This necklace is made by the first group that Noonday partnered with, Jalia and Daniel. They went from living in poverty to now employing a large team of artisans. This necklace is perfect for every day and the ideal layering piece. Even though the beads are technically paper, they are great quality! I even wrapped it as a bracelet for a fun layered arm party.
The Fringed Crescent Earrings are made in Haiti of upcycled metal and thread. Noonday’s partners in Haiti have been able to use their wages to improves their lives. One artisan even used his wages to repair his truck so that he could take the neighborhood kids to school. These earrings are my second favorite thing. Perfect to wear with absolutely anything and a subtle touch of color with the blush thread.
Lauren is an absolutely amazing woman, #GIRLBOSS and honestly one of the kindest people I have met in Asheville. For the entire month of April, Lauren will be donating a percentage of her proceeds to the International Justice Mission
. The International Justice Mission works to provide justice to all people, specifically those in developing countries. To find out more about the International Justice Mission you can do so here
. Also Lauren is giving one lucky reader the opportunity to win The Minted Necklace
! All you will have to do is comment your favorite piece from the collection in the comments for one entry, follow myself on Instagram
for another entry and for an additional entry you can follow Lauren on Instagram
! Perfect for Mother’s Day!
(The giveaway will run until the end of the month and a winner will be selected at random.)