Presenting Me to We Artisans’ Fall Collection
The team at Me to We Artisans is excited to share our new fall collection of accessories, hand-made with love by artisans in Free The Children communities around the world.
Among our favourite items this season is the Turkana Earth Boho Bag, designed with an emphasis on the organic. Featuring ostrich egg detailing, a mix of chocolate brown stitching, black leather and antique beads, this is a versatile bag for any occasion.
We also have a special place in our hearts for the new Acacia Earrings, available in two sizes and made with supple sheep and napa leather. Their shape is reminiscent of the leaves of the acacia tree, an important Maasai symbol of wisdom and community.
Take a Peek at the Fall Collection
Me to We Artisans now employs over 450 women in Kenya*, providing them with fair wages for their work—up to three times more than what they previously earned. With this income, the women are able to care for their families, improve their homes and send their children to school.
No one’s more excited than Roxanne Joyal, founder of Me to We Artisans. “The philosophy behind Me to We Artisans is the ability to forge meaningful connections between women in Kenya and women in North America through our daily purchases. And the knowledge that your purchase is empowering the hands that lovingly crafted the piece is powerful.”
Inspired by the success of this model in Kenya, and the popularity of the Artisans line among North American consumers, Me to We recently established a new atelier in a Free The Children community near Udaipur, India.
Handmade by artisans of the highest level of training, and using only ethically sourced materials, our new fall collection features pieces that evoke the vibrant colours and traditions of India.
One of this season’s must-have items is the cheery Pompom Bracelet, available in rich, bold colour combinations and fashioned with the finest silk threads.
“Artisans in India have crafted these pieces for generations, just like our mamas in the Maasai Mara,” Roxanne says. “We’re looking to create similar opportunities in India as we have in Kenya, and support communities in achieving financial sustainability.”
Explore the new Me to We Artisans fall collection.
*At time of posting this update, Me to We Artisans employed 450 women in Kenya. As of spring 2013, Me to We Artisans employs more than 612 women.