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!
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What a beautiful idea. Thanks for sharing Allie. I’m definitely going to have to purchase a couple (I LOVE the gunmetal and rust colors.)
How cool, Allie!! love this – thanks for sharing.
We’re twinsies! I bought the same one last month & it goes with almost everything in my closet! I wear it several times a week, actually. ;)
Well, there is another thing for my Pinterest Wish List for Christmas!!!!
How awesome! Such a great cause and the perfect holiday gift. I’ll definitely be getting myself the Saba Infinity in denim.
I love companies that provide products that support living wages via handcrafted goods. I hadn’t heard of fashionABLE yet. Goodness knows I love a good scarf…now it’s just a matter of deciding which. So many beautiful choices!
I bought the Rust Gray Saba scarf a few months ago and I LOVE it. It’s so soft. I’m looking forward to buying more for holiday gifts (and maybe a couple more for me too :).
I bought the Saba infinity in rust gray at the conference and LOVE IT! I love what the company stands for, too, so it’s a win-win!
Wow, thank you for turning me onto this. I am definitely going to be spreading the word now, and this is a perfect gift to the BFFs for any occasion. I bought the Saba Infinity in Denim. So pretty and light – loves!
I love what this brand stands for! I definitely want to get these for others as gifts:)