It’s no secret that I love to travel. My ultimate dream is to spend a week or two at home, a week or two seeing the world, rinse and repeat for the rest of my life.
Since that isn’t always possible right now with two little ones, I enjoy filling in the gaps by discovering brands that support global causes. One of my current obsessions is Tuli jewelry.
I’m so excited to introduce you to the company today. Each piece produced by Tuli fights poverty in East Africa by creating fair-wage jobs for female artisans. The jewelry is crafted from traditional African materials, including recycled paper beads, brass, and horn.
As you can see from the adorable packaging, no detail is overlooked, and the company is completely transparent about its mission to create ethical products you can wear and share.
You’ll also receive an artisan card that introduces you to the maker behind your new Tuli product. I love this packaging addition. It gives buyers a uniquely personal connection to the jewelry.
I personally love the Florence necklace, a statement piece that can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
I firmly adhere to Oscar Wilde’s assertion that you can never be overdressed, so I paired my Florence with a beaded little black dress.
When you purchase a Florence necklace, you’ll provide a family with enough money to send a child to school for one month. East African nations like Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and South Sudan have relatively low literacy rates on a global scale, so the importance of attending school on a regular basis cannot be overstated.
For children in poverty-stricken nations, education is an immensely powerful tool. The jobs Tuli provides can legitimately change the course of East African families’ lives.
In addition to wearing the brand yourself, Tuli products are the perfect gift for all of the “world changers” in your life.
The brand offers a wide selection of necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings. You’re sure to find an item (or two, or three) that you love.
Which Tuli piece do you like best?
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