Thursday, October 18, 2007

Amias Project

We've always been big supporters of fair trade (and you should be too). You will never go wrong if you take a step toward living responsibly.

That's why we want you to know about the Amias Project, an organization that works with the nomadic Barabaig tribe of East Africa to help generate significant income and educational opportunities for disadvantaged communities. The project has mobilized over 200 Barabaig men and women in central Tanzania to design and craft jewelry and handbags inspired by traditional fashions. [learn more]

First, we fell in love with the stunningly beautiful photography. Then, the natural form and function of the products. How cool would you look carrying the Cattle Bag (shown above) as a briefcase? And the Vessel Bag (below) rivals any boho-chic bag on the market.

Amias, in the ancient language of the Barabaig, means "beautiful." So when wearing Amias jewelry or handbags, always remember that you are wearing hope, the story of the Barabaig, and something beautiful.

Find out more at Another Land and Amias Project.

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