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jewelry highlight: fair trade winds

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Just a little Thursday pop-in to say how much I adore my new peacock earrings from Fair Trade Winds.

Fair Trade helps socially and economically marginalized people all around the world.  The most significant way Fair Trade creates opportunity is by providing access to the global market.  This process gives producers a chance to break the cycle of poverty and provide sustainably for themselves and their families.

Week 10/52: Waffles, Fair Trade, and Spurgeon

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We made it to another Friday, friends! I hope you are well, smiling, and thankful this morning.

Photo —- Waffles for dinner! Possibly my all-time favorite breakfast item, available at any meal time. Praise the Lord for such a wonder. :)

Are you the ‘breakfast for dinner’ type?

Week 10/52: Waffles, Fair Trade, and Spurgeon | heartnatured

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I recieved some great jewelry this week in the mail, inspired by a desire to support more fair trade work. Noonday Collection and Raven + Lily. Below is a necklace from Raven + Lily. They have beautiful pieces, and each one comes with a story. I plan to build my accessory arsenal this way, supporting other beautiful women around the world and their creativity.

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Raven + Lily

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Raven + Lily | heartnatured

I love the idea of buying from businesses/organization that support local or global causes and people groups. For example, the A21 Campaign. I am extremely passionate about their work against human trafficking, so I purchase tees from there as opposed to the average department store. (It’s also great for birthday and Christmas gifts.)

I’ve recently stumbled across Raven + Lily.

Raven + Lily was created to alleviate poverty among women. Raven + Lily currently helps employ over 1,500 marginalized women at fair trade wages to give them access to a safe job, sustainable income, health care, education, and a real chance to to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families. Raven + Lily is committed to providing products that are made by hand, follow fair trade standards, and honor our eco-friendly commitment.

I bought my own bracelet, and every time I wear it I’m reminded of these strong women, their beauty, their lives.

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My Favorite Accessory…

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Statement necklaces!

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art. Oscar Wilde

Below are a few styles I like…

Statement necklaces | heartnatured

My best friend recently bought me a monogrammed necklace from Marley Lily, and I wear it probably every other day. I pair it with the small cross necklace J got me for my birthday, and really dig it.

I’ve only recently (in the last couple of years) realize the value of adding touches of accessory-style to an outfit. I’m a simple, frequently-understated dresser, but have realized how much more confident I feel when I’ve added a touch of extra effort. And trust me, a necklace may not seem like much, but when I’m wearing a plain black v-neck shirt with skinny jeans and flats, adding a pop of color goes a long way.

I used to think that ‘costume jewelry’ like this was silly and not worth the money, but I’ve slowly started adding quality pieces I like to my collection.

Statement necklaces do it for me. Do you have a favorite accessory that always brightens up your outfit?

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