Wednesday, November 30, 2011

31 Bits

Today in the mail I received my 31 Bits order! I'm so excited. They are just as beautiful in person. 

If you've never heard of 31 Bits Jewelry, then I'll sum it up for you: women in Uganda, recycled paper beads, awesome idea! Here's an exert from their site to give you an idea of what they are all about. 

"Kallie Dovel, traveled to Uganda in the summer of 2007, getting a first- hand look at life in Northern Uganda. While she was there, she met women making paper beads but who lacked a plan to market and sell them. After spending time in their homes and hearing their stories, Kallie knew there had to be a way to give opportunities to her new friends. She brought a box of jewelry back to the U.S., and spent the next year finishing her degree and dreaming up the concept of a development organization. She brought a few friends on board and her ideas quickly evolved into 31 Bits. The girls traveled back to Uganda in August 2008, and selected six women to begin buying jewelry from on a monthly basis. Since then, we have grown to 99 women; each with a unique story of suffering that has been overcome with joy and liberation."

Also on their site, they have a blog, the shop, and profiles of all the women in Uganda who make the beads. It's such a great organization that provides income for these ladies and their families. 

Even the bag they came in was handmade in Uganda with fabric from a market in their town. Pictures show the front and back of the bag. 

Here are some of the current jewelry they are selling. I want them all! 

I would also suggest liking their Facebook page because they occasionally give discounts codes. I received 20% my whole order on Black Friday!

All photos except the first two, are from 31 Bits.


  1. wow, beautiful jewellery for a great cause... thanks for sharing!xx

  2. Wow, that's cute and for a great cause. I love buying things when I know it really helps someone.


  3. An amazing cause!! That bracelet is FANTASTIC!

    Janette, the Jongleur


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