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Ashley Adores’ Favorite Things: Krochet Kids intl.’s Holiday 2014 Collection

November 25, 2014

Nonprofit and online store Krochet Kids intl., established in January 2008, works with highly vulnerable women who live in poverty-stricken regions of the world, namely Peru and Uganda. The organization provides the women with careers that allow them to provide for their families by selling the crocheted and knit items that they create.

“Today, over 150 people in Uganda and Peru are working, receiving education, and being mentored toward a brighter future in creating gifts that give back,” said Kohl Crecelius, CEO and co-founder. “The products created abroad have been well received here at home and the collaboration of our staff and beneficiaries around the globe has created a sustainable cycle of employment and empowerment.”

When a person purchases a garment hand-crafted by Krochet Kids’ artisans, they’re not just buying a fashion statement — they’re wearing a statement of hope.

I found myself in search of something cozy and mustard yellow (it’s my favorite color of the moment), and out came the Julianne scarf, which is the quintessential cold weather accessory. It’s Goldenrod, but it works! This item is also available in Black and Plum.

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I mean, what’s not to love about the pockets? It’s like a two-in-one scarf-mitten combo. Thank you, ladies of Uganda!

See which other knitted creation captured my heart after the jump!

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Ashley Adores’ Favorite Things: Market Colors Polished Medallion Clutch

November 11, 2014

I see your true colors shining through, Market Colors, and that’s why I love what you’re doing. I recently got acquainted with the online store and nonprofit, and am glad to have done so. Market Colors makes a “handmade impact” by collaborating with craftsmen across Africa and selling their amazing products to people around the world.

This is what founder Lizzie Randazzo had to say about how Market Colors came to be: “God called me to this type of ministry over several visits to Africa. I spent days with widows anxious over whether they could give their kids food that day because they hadn’t sold many of their handmade products at the market. I don’t say that to pull at your heartstrings, but because it’s the truth. Together, we can change that — not for everyone in Africa, but for many.”

There were many items that struck my fancy while perusing the website, but none quite like the Polished Medallion Clutch, from Market Colors‘ Winter 2014 Collection.

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See more from this vibrant collection after the jump!
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