if you’ve followed my blog (or my twitter feed) at all in the last few months, you’ve heard me talk about the nakate project. this initiative supports women in uganda by selling handmade necklaces in the united states, and then wiring the money back to the women.
i’m really excited about this project. it’s barely off the ground and already has gotten some great exposure. one of the co-founders, shanley knox, was recently interviewed by women’s view on news, where jo webb writes, “Her marketing and branding is unashamedly high-end; gorgeous models, highly professional photography and trendy artwork are used to sell the beads, whether through the online shop, via small boutiques or through hosted parties.”
the stunning photography associated with the nakate brand is popping up all over the web. nakate was recently spotted in the canadian hairdresser magazine (see below), and is slated to make an appearance in gladys magazine‘s summer travel issue as well.
i can’t wait to see that summer issue, as something tells me it’ll coincide with the launch of nakate’s brand new summer line. (here’s a BRIGHT sneak peek at the new colors!)
since the nakate team doesn’t make any money off the sale of the necklaces, there’s a fundraising campaign underway to raise money for traveling to africa and other costs associated with running the project. just $30 will make a huge difference. find out more.
- donate to the fundraising campaign
- like the nakate project on facebook
- follow the nakate project on twitter
- visit the nakate project website