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By webadmin | May 8 2009
For World Fair Trade Day – May 9 – show your support by donning the Bridge For Africa bracelet, a collaboration between the non-profit and One&Only Cape Town in South Africa. With colorful beads and intricate craftsmanship, the bracelet is a statement piece with stories, and philanthropy, behind it.
The initial collaboration between the luxury resort and series of designers (Christian Louboutin and Matthew Williamson), the bracelet is handmade by single mothers and grandmothers from the Sizwe Umoya group, a community devastated by AIDS and struggling to raise South Africa’s next generation. Bridge For Africa, a Fair Trade organization, dedicates its time to helping these women, and others in similar situations, find self-sufficiency in their Zulu communities. Sales of the bracelets, priced at a mere $40, provide the women with much-needed income while promoting their traditional art form.
Each exclusive bracelet features a central copper wire paired strung with turquoise and gold beads, then outlined by woven copper wire. What results is a delicate, feminine cuff-like bracelet with vibrant tones –an ideal complement to casual and dressy outfits. It can be purchased online at the One&Only Resorts or Bridge For Africa websites.
Visit oneandonlyresorts.com and bridgeforafrica.org.