empowering women with lotus and luna
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One of the fantastic things when I created this blog was the ability to realize that there are so many people doing good in this world! Until last year I didn't worry about labels, except to cut them off, but now everything is different.. The social and emotional awareness that I have gained, no longer allows me to contribute to brands or projects that do not meet what I believe: a world with social justice and equal opportunities. The brand I write for today, I discovered while I was looking for jewelry for myself but what I found was so much more than a set of bracelets - it was justice, equality, dedication and love!
Lotus and Luna is committed to helping women escape poverty, creating beautiful accessories with a beautiful message. Their mission is to provide fair and consistent employment to the female artisans from Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. Lotus and Luna designers fly from San Diego to Northern Thailand to meet with all of the artisans. There, they start working on different designs, sharing ideas and discussing trends.
Once the templates for each collection have been done, the artisans arrive to pick up supplies and learn new techniques. Each bracelet takes between 1 to 3 hours to make, and some designs can even take an entire day! The artisans can return home to work while they take care of their children or stay together working on the bracelets and enjoying one another's presence.
The work environment at Lotus and Luna is very flexible, allowing mothers to take care of their children and women with physical limitations to stay in the villages. People can work from home and still earning a fair and equal wage. Lotus and Luna also provide the artisans with paid vacation time and sick leave.
What I love the most about the brand? Well, in addition to all the brilliant social justice work they have done, I absolutely love that some of their accessories contain real healing gemstone, so you can actually have the power in your hands! You can shop by stone and choose which one is the best for you, depending on your needs and what you want to improve - stabilizing aura and emotions, emotional healing, connecting mind, body and spirit.
When you buy Lotus and Luna you are contributing to a positive, fair and equal social change. You are giving your voice and your support to all these women who create wonderful pieces of art! Go to Lotus and Luna and choose the gem that best suits you, giving a precious life to a woman on the other side of the world.
*This post was sponsored but all opinions are truly mine. Thanks to Lotus and Luna for making the world a better place.