Sharing Ballard's Story

Sharing Ballard'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 
6 Ways to Express Gratitude Each Day

6 Ways to Express Gratitude Each Day

The benefits of expressing gratitude are well known: better relationships, better physical and psychological health, increased empathy and decreased anger, better sleep and increased self-esteem. Ultimately, gratitude makes us happier and who doesn’t want more of that in their lives? 
Get Back to School Ready

Get Back to School Ready

This Back to School season, we have pulled six of our favorite Vi Bella pieces that will help you feel ready and to take on the world with your ethically sourced, sustainable style. We are sure you have your back to school clothing shopping done, but we want to focus on some ethically sourced accessories that can transform your wardrobe this fall. 
Why Ethical Fashion Matters

Why Ethical Fashion Matters

The fashion industry touches every life in some way or another and it goes even beyond the clothing we wear. It touches the lives of the farmers who grow the cotton, the woman who sews a t-shirt or bag, even to the people who wear products second hand.
Meet Adeline

Meet Adeline

From her picture alone, you can see that Adeline has a contagious joy.  Through her employment with Vi Bella, she restored her dignity, and along with it, her joy. Adeline has been with Vi Bella since the beginning. “I love my job, and I love every part of it!”