Our Everyday Heroes

Our Everyday Heroes

We have the best customers! We had a feeling that our Vi Bella supporters were making a difference in their communities in big and small ways and we wanted to share those stories! This year, many of us have experienced hardship and difficulty. We want to fight against the bad news cycle and generate positivity heading into the New Year.
Vi Bella's Christmas Gift Guide

Vi Bella's Christmas Gift Guide

Tis the season for gift giving and what better way to ring in the Christmas season than with ethically-made jewelry and accessories? We can’t think of one! Our products are handmade in Haiti, Mexico, and locally in Sioux Center, Iowa to support and generate employment opportunities for our artisans. Each purchase helps us further our mission and widen our reach.
Beauty from Ashes

Beauty from Ashes

Below are words from Mia, our COO in Haiti and Julie, Founder and CEO regarding events at our work center in Haiti. We've set up a donation campaign, Beauty from Ashes, to help us replenish tools and supplies that were destroyed or stolen. 

Meet Fernanda

Meet Fernanda

Meet Fernanda, the Director of Artisan Well-Being at Vi Bella. Fernanda's main focus is creating a positive, Christ centered workplace, one that supports the entire Vi Bella team. She leads weekly bible studies and prayer with the artisans and coordinates counseling resources as needed.
Choosing Ethical Fashion While Working From Home

Choosing Ethical Fashion While Working From Home

We know how tempting it can be to roll out of bed and get to work in your pajamas, but getting into the habit of getting dressed for work each morning can cause your productivity to drastically increase. Just because you aren’t working in the office anymore, doesn’t mean your favorite sustainable accessories have to sit in your jewelry box!
Sandra's Story

Sandra's Story

Imagine being a teenager, losing your home and limb, and having no way of being able to provide for yourself. What does your future look like in an extremely poor and volatile country where work is difficult to come by, even for those who can freely and safely get around? Where do you find community and purpose? Can you ever feel hope again? 

Behind The Mask

Behind The Mask

The devastation of Haiti's 2010 earthquake, people living in abject poverty, a cholera epidemic, hurricanes, too many orphans, too few jobs, dangerous political and social demonstrations and uprisings, the list goes on. In the face of it all we were convinced that we could make a difference; that we were called to make a difference in the name of Jesus Christ and to His glory. 
Community Care + Self-Care in a time of Social Distancing

Community Care + Self-Care in a time of Social Distancing

Life looks significantly different for a lot of us right now. As our world is in a state of extreme uncertainty and many of you are experiencing life in a way you never have before, we want to tell you we care. We stand with you in prayer for everyone affected in ways unimaginable only weeks ago.
How to Get Involved with the Ethical Fashion Movement

How to Get Involved with the Ethical Fashion Movement

As participation in the Ethical Fashion Movement becomes increasingly more important, we recognize the significance of creating awareness about the numerous ways one can get involved. Whether it is by donating to the cause or switching to an ethically-sourced wardrobe, there are many simple ways to make yourself an involved member of the ethical fashion community.
The Spring Collection, through Our CEO's Eyes

The Spring Collection, through Our CEO's Eyes

Even though it may not feel like it, spring is in full bloom here at Vi Bella! Our Spring 2020 line launched this week and everywhere I look, I see soft colors of peach, green, and blue. The skills our artisans have mastered are truly impressive and I marvel at how far they’ve come. 
5 Pieces You Need From Our Spring Collection

5 Pieces You Need From Our Spring Collection

To celebrate the launch of our Spring 2020 Collection we are featuring five of our favorite spring jewelry pieces. This collection is filled with so many beautiful jewelry pieces and accessories. You will even see some exciting new additions like throw pillows woven with colorful, Mexican fabrics and keychains handmade with Haitian leather. 
Julie’s 5 Favorite Pieces from 2019

Julie’s 5 Favorite Pieces from 2019

To celebrate our incredible artisans and all of the gorgeous products that were made last year, we are highlighting our Founder and CEO’s top 5 favorite pieces from last year. All of our artisan-made jewelry supports those in need and helps us provide employment for those who need it most.