Empower + Impress
We love an especially fabulous find like Raven + Lily. Socially responsible and eco-friendly, the lifestyle brand is part of the growing fashion industry that recognizes that you can produce beautiful products while treating the planet with kindness.
Their gorgeous handcrafted products (like scarves, jewelry, paper goods, and bath products) are made from upcycled and eco-friendly materials. But what do we also love? Raven + Lily is just as dedicated to making a positive difference in women’s lives and empowering them through design. This Earth Month, we’re eyeballing their spring collections from India and Ethiopia:
- Their paper collection is crafted by women in Northern India, where they print press and stamp delicate images on handmade, recycled paper, created entirely from paper and cotton waste from the textile industry. Newspapers, cotton rags, old army tents, and denim jeans have a whole new purpose. Soaps are made with love using organic and natural ingredients and wood jewelry is handcrafted form locally sourced wood. Marginalized Muslim women from this region gain employment and sustainability for themselves and their families by crafting stationery and journals from these materials.
- In the mountains of Northern Ethiopia, farmers supply bead makers with artillery shells from former war conflicts that are found on their lands for Raven + Lily’s beaded jewelry collection. This partnership helps employ women from the area and also provides HIV care and educational opportunities for their families. These women skillfully create their exclusive jewelry designs in a loving, community environment. And what was once intended for harm now brings hope.
Head over to RavenandLily.com now to check out their designs and support their efforts in sustainable fashion and empowering women.