A few days ago when I was under the weather and either laying in bed or on the couch all day and night, I got a chance to catch up on a lot of Netflix. I caught a particularly interesting documentary called Poverty, Inc. which was eye opening to say the least. It examines the Poverty Industry and shows who really benefits from major charity organizations and their assistance. Spoiler: it ain’t the people. One of the takeaways was that many large charities and NGO’s aren’t necessarily helping a country by providing them with donations of foodstuff and clothing – what these countries really need is access to the rest of the world that they are economically shut out from.
That is one of the goals of Piece & Co. – a company that works with artisans across the globe, and makes it easier for them to create a living while using their skills and talents, thus improving their standard of living. They also with designers like Mara Hoffman, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Veronica Beard among many others, providing them with a link to artisans and factories that have already been personally vetted by Piece & Co. I actually got to meet the founder, Kathleen Wright, and I was incredibly impressed with her and the company mission to end global poverty.
Piece & Co. recently collaborated with several designers to launch a collection exclusively for Shopbop.com. (Shopbop is an Amazon company so you get to take advantage of that free Prime shipping!) My top is from the new collection, but check out the rest of the styles here. Happy guilt-free shopping!
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Top: Mara Hoffman x Piece & Co. | Jeans: Thanks to Gap Factory – Similar Style | Shoes: Thanks to Sole Society | Bag: Givenchy | Bracelet: Gift | Earrings: Thanks to Kendra Scott
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