TWO PASSIONS, ONE PROJECT
You may already know I've been supporting my mother's charity Women Like Us Foundation for many years. A few summers ago, I was forever changed after meeting the extraordinary young ladies living at The Olmalaika Home in Kenya. The space is a place of refuge for girls who are victims of FGM. They are taken in, rebuilt, educated, supported and inspired to do and be anything they could ever imagine. Seeing their strength of spirit was truly like witnessing a miracle. Secondly, I've always always wanted to design a handbag. With the creative genius of Lulu Eschelman at Lumilla Mingus, I've done my first ever collaboration for charity.
Girls at the Olmalaika Home beading leather for the Jacki Bag.
Introducing the JACKI bag, named after my sweet friend from The Olmalaika Home who sadly lost her life this year after becoming gravely ill. Her story spawned me into action. I am beyond honored to announce that we've made these custom, one of a kind exclusive bags that can be yours online as of October 8th. The hand beaded straps were made BY THE GIRLS, for the girls. My portion of the proceeds from the bags' sales will go directly to the Women Like Us Foundation which will continue to support the Olmalaika Home and other women led initiatives.
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