Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Hands Up Not Handouts is an organization that partners and mentors with women around the world.  Besides marketing their artistic talent, each design symbolizes a meaning and has a story behind it.  Their first collection features one-of-a-kind accessories that are handmade by the women of Palestine and Rwanda.  Their art gives a whole new meaning behind the power of purchase.

Earrings from Rwanda:
Rwanda Women weaving with sweet grass

yellow brick road

"Our bracelets represent hope" -The Women of Palestine

Check out more here
All photos by Tess Sager-"they make cool stuff we help sell it."


jamie-lee said...

I really love these kind of projects - I think they're so fantastic! :)

The Cat Hag said...

I love organisations that try to make a difference in the lives of others in third world nations. ♥

The Cat Hag

LOVE JOICE said...

These are beautiful pictures! great post and you have a great blog! please check out my blog and follow if you like, I promise to do the same for you! xx

le sorelle said...

This is so amazing. Those earrings are incredible!

Thank you for visiting us, your blog is lovely! We're now happily following! :)

sorelle in style

Ellie said...

Wow this seems like a fantastic organization. Love what they create as well. Awesome post doll!

Marrisa said...

I love projects like these. Have you ever heard of the IOU Project? I made an entry here. I think you'd be interested in it.

Please check out my blog and follow me!

LOVE JOICE said...

Following you! I hope you can follow me as well! xx Joice

Cucu said...

That's a nice post! Love the bracelet!


Nnenna said...

This jewelry is really pretty- I love how unique it is and even better that there's a mission behind it!

star-crossed smile

Hilary Nicole said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous photos. I am very intrigued by women in other countries and what they do in their culture. Great blog!

XO Hilary Nicole

Audrey Allure said...

Wonderful pieces, I love how each has their own meaning!

Celina said...

Nice post!!!

Like your blog - I'm a new follower. Hope you'll visit my blog, too :)

Kisses from Germany :)

Julie Khuu said...

What beautiful creations for a worthy cause! Those red disc earrings are stunning...such statement pieces!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope to see you back soon!

Peace. Love. LOL!

Haute Khuuture Blog

Tessi said...

Love your blog! Gonna start folloow:)

x tessi