Empowering women and artisansWe believe that fashion has the ability to change lives when it is created in a fair and ethical way.
The following is a sampling of the artisans who create the goods that we carry at Bella Frida. Our textile and jewelry artists are from Mexico, Nigeria, India, Guatemala, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Uruguay, Ecuador, Niger, the United States +. We work hard to bring you exquisite hand crafted fashion that is a beautiful and ethical addition to your wardrobe.
A few examples from our collection that empower women:
The Didi Jewelry Project is hand made in India and has it’s name because “didi” means sister in Hindi. This organization works with women in India who are affected by HIV/AIDS.
Salila Rising is an ethical fashion line handmade by young women in Delhi, India who have been rescued from sex trafficking. Each item is created from a repurposed sari.
Friendship Bridge is a nonprofit based in Guatemala that helps to give women a chance for a better life by offering microcredit loans, business training, health services and more. At Bella Frida we support this organization by selling some of the artisans goods.
Catori Life jewelry was created to honor, nurture and empower the soul of a woman. This beautiful jewelry line is created by Holly Takoda Rhoads in New Mexico. Holly has a background of over ten years in the healing arts, with a focus in energy and herbal medicine. Each piece she creates receives a blessing and energy attunement for its receiver. Holly also works with the Eden Project and donates 30 trees for every piece of jewelry sold.
Some reasons to support indigenous artisans
- Improved working conditions for artists
- Art more valued in the artists’ communities
- Help more children go to school
- Help improve access to medical care and doctors
- Help preserve traditional art and cultures