I am looking to feature stores/products/companies that do something “good” – maybe they contribute to a specific cause, or it is a company that does not test on animals, or it is good for the environment, or something like that. That is the goal of this – as well as entertaining you! I like to be entertained too so I will do what I can to make that happen!
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Has anyone other than me ever wondered why February only
has 28 (or in cases such as this year 29) when there are some months that have
31 days and others with 30?
I mean – why not just even out the 31 day months with the
30 day months and give February a few extra days?
I’m sure there is a perfectly logical reason as to why
this isn’t done.
But am I going to research it?
If I have thought that much into it to ask you and to
bring it up, why not just check it out?
It would probably only take a few minutes to get an
answer on the good ol’ google machine!
Here’s my answer – because it’s so much more fun shopping!
And when I’m shopping I am finding out about the companies
that I tell you about and learning great things about them!
You know that I always try to have some sort of tie in
with my little stories and the companies that I feature – so why should tonight
be any different?
Numbers…how do numbers tie in? Specifically the number 31…
I really, really like the accessories that 31 Bits sells.
They are super cute and could go with so many outfits!
If only I were independently wealthy and could buy all of
the things that I like from everything I tell you about!
My closet would look like something the Kardashians might
*Pic from blog.universitydecisions.com
But back to someone who does a lot more than the
Kardashian clan does – well, maybe – there was that one episode where they
helped the homeless man. J
(Okay – busted, yes, it is my guilty pleasure. And yes, I know that they have a
lot of haters out there, but they entertain me.)
So anyway – “31
Bits is a business using fashion and design to empower women to rise above
poverty. We believe that business is one of the most powerful and sustainable
approaches to turning scarcity into abundance, and eventually, alleviating
“We are currently
working with 108 women in Gulu, Uganda. We’ve combined successful development
approaches with current design and fashion to create an innovative program for
our women. We purchase jewelry from each woman on a monthly basis, providing
them with an immediate, consistent, and fair income. Each piece of jewelry is
handmade using 100% recycled paper and other local materials. By selling these
products in the international market, we are able to generate a profit that is
used to continue purchasing jewelry for our beneficiaries, as well provide them
with numerous development programs, equipping them to develop a career and
attain social equity on a local level.”
Not only does 31 Bits purchase jewelry from the women,
but they also offer the following: