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
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
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
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.
Sharing Bellard's Story
The following submission is written by Lauren Neal, a friend of Vi Bella and a friend of Haiti. Lauren is a Photographer who visits often to document the beauty of Haiti and the Haitian people. Speaking the Creole language, she is able to capture their stories with nuance and respect.
The Reason for the Season
In this season of Advent, we like to pause, reflect and appreciate each person who makes our mission possible. At Vi Bella, there are so many moving parts. From the women who design our products, to the hands that make them, we have much to be thankful for in this season of giving.
How to Give Meaningful Holiday Gifts
Holidays remind us of family, friends, and traditions as they share common threads of love, festivities, and the special moments that bind us together. This is the season to be grateful for all that we have been given throughout the year and in turn, appreciate those who support, encourage and uplift us on our journey.
Ethical Christmas Gift Guide
The holidays are a time to consider the impact of gift giving. When you choose to gift a product from any of the companies listed below, you are making a positive impact not only in the life of the person who will receive it, but you are gifting social and environmental awareness.
How to Build an Ethical Wardrobe on a Budget
At Vi Bella, we acknowledge the importance of shopping ethically. We value the opportunity to invest in products made with sustainable materials. Building an ethical wardrobe seems to be the way of the future, but many of us don’t know where to begin. We don’t think creating an ethical wardrobe that you love has to be difficult
An Update From Haiti
I’m writing today with a very heavy heart for the people and country of Haiti. Once again, Haiti is in the midst of extreme turmoil. Demonstrators are protesting in many ways; marches, roadblocks of burning tires, vandalism, violence and threats of violence.
Behind The Design; Our Fall Collection
Our Fall Collection of jewelry and handbags is one that draws our attention to ways that we can give back to the environment and reduce waste, while reusing local, sustainable materials. Each piece is designed with quality in mind, and above all else, with the desire to provide a steady income for our artisans.
The Fall Collection, Julie’s Top 6 Picks
If you have followed Vi Bella from the beginning, that is so similar to where we began. We paid local boys to collect plastic bottles which our artisans used to make into beads for jewelry making. I feel like this connection with our sewing team to recycling brings us full circle.
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