4 Brands That Are Empowering Women Artisans Worldwide
International Women's Day is Wednesday, March 8, and so many are stepping up to make a stand for women the world over—bringing attention to women's issues and working to empower women from all walks of life. A number of companies are playing their part, including West Elm who today is hosting special pop-up events at select stores across the country. From Brooklyn to Dallas to Chicago to Los Angeles, the retailer will be featuring the handcrafted works from local artisans from around the world.
These women entrepreneurs and global female artisans from Ethiopia, India, Uganda, Peru, and sub-Saharan Africa create handmade home décor, sew totes and pouches, crochet accessories, and sculpt one-of-a-kind jewelry you can purchase today at any of the participating venues or online through the below links.
Keep scrolling to discover four brands that are empowering women on International Women's Day and beyond.
Local + Lejos
Shop Local + Lejos for home décor handmade by women from around the world. For each item, it lists exactly what the female artisan is able to do with the proceeds from the purchase.
Enrou features gorgeous handcrafted jewelry and home goods made by women in Namibia, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya.
All Across Africa
All Across Africa works to create empowerment opportunities and showcases a collection of handmade baskets, jewelry, and home décor crafted by rural artisans in Africa.
Rose & Fitzgerald
Rose & Fitzgerald offers a range of gorgeously crafted home goods made by artisans in Ethiopia through sculpting, metalwork, and sewing.
Rose & Fitzgerald Hammered Choker ($185)
This 18K gold-plated brass hand-cut and hand-hammered choker was crafted by metal smiths in Kampala and plated in the USA.
Next up, discover three chic home brands that empower women worldwide.