Friday, May 14, 2010

Fair Winds Trading

For Mother's Day this year, my mom got me the coolest thing (yes, she got me a present - she's weird like that :) ). Beautiful necklaces, bracelets, and a basket from Rwanda - and get this: she got them from Macy's. 

Fair Winds Trading Rwanda Necklace, Red Cloud

Fair Winds Trading Rwanda Necklace, Afropop

Rwanda "Uphold" Box with Bracelets Gift Set, 9.5" x 8" x 4"

Here's the blurb from their website: 
Shop for a Better World

They have baskets, textiles, and jewelry all made in Rwanda and some in Rwanda and New Orleans. They say that Rwandese women who make the jewelry earn nearly 14 times the average income, allowing them to feed their families and send their kids to school. So shop Macy's!


Christopher Ryan said...

That is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! And what a wonderful gift!

Jeana said...

So beautiful. When we were waiting for Emma, my mom got me a necklace that said daughter in Chinese. She said it was because I am her daughter and my daughter is in my heart. So sweet. I'm going to have to show these to Matt as a hint!