While speaking at The Influence Conference, I was introduced to fashionABLE – a non-profit that works with women who have been exploited due to the effects of poverty. I was incredibly moved by the stories and presentations and I instantly bought a scarf. Each scarf comes with a tag by one of the women that made it. On it, they write what they’ve been able to do because of the purchase. My scarf was made by Saba.

I absolutely love my scarf (and I’m not getting paid or receiving anything for free to post this). It’s long and wide enough that I can double loop it and it has such an amazing texture. I plan on buying many more for friends and family during the holidays season this year too.

I say all of this because I’ve realized that with my growing blog and large number of Twitter followers…I need to do more. I am a woman and I own my own business. I love what fashionABLE states on their website:

We are a non-profit. That means that your purchase of a scarf does far more than just create jobs. The fashionABLE mission is to create sustainable business in Africa so that the women are not dependent upon charity, but instead are a vital part of a developing economy.

I try not to get political here on my blog but I live here in the United States of America by CHANCE. I experience a freedom that I too often take for granted. It’s time to think beyond our silly problems and do something for those less fortunate. The talent and work ethic is so apparent after you buy one of these scarves and I admire that.

Leave a comment below if you purchase one and let me know what style/color!

October 22, 2012