10/2/14

FashionABLE







I see a lot of you already packed your shorts away, but mine are here for a lot longer, though thankfully  temps have dropped, allowing me the wear of this "scarf" that's actually a blanket. It's so soft and large that I couldn't help but want to drape it on me. The coolest part is that is handwoven in Ethiopia by incredible, hardworking, heroic women who are able to put their kids in school through this FashionABLE program; and it makes me scream with joy inside to know women across the world are busting their butts to make a difference in their worlds. 

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  1. How do you know that these products are made by women? I have family in Ethiopia and most people who make handwoven goods are men.

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    1. Each scarf is named after a woman who makes it- this one is Mahari. Of course I can't be sure as I'm not there to witness it, but FashionABLE is a reputable program that supports great causes including this one. If you need further information, refer to www.livefashionable.com.

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    2. They just buy these products and name their products after one of the women who work at these companies not actually make the scarf. From some research, the company in Ethiopia is called Ellilta Women at Risk, www.w-a-r-e.org they are the one doing the real work and deserve the credit. They go out on the streets, train, and hire the women. Be careful with how you recommend companies and who you give credit to. Fashionable looks to be a good company and ordering products from Ethiopia is a great thing, but let's be honest, they are just a buyer of products, it's really Ellilta Woman at Risk that should be highlighted for their work in Ethiopia and then buy a scarf to support the buyer of these products.

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  2. Thnx for your comment above. We love our partner at Women at Risk, & actually helped them start their scarf business, Ellilta Products. We are very involved with all of our partners and the women who make our products!! And you're right-- traditionally these jobs have been dominated by men... That's why we're so passionate about giving women opportunity, too. Please email us with any questions: info(at)livefashionABLE.com

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    1. Thanks fashionable, how are you involved with your partners and the women other than ordering product from them?

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