The Apparent Project

Today I was introduced to The Apparent Project.  Proceeds from this project go to Haitian artisans.  By making and selling jewelry, bags, keychains, etc. these artisans are able to support their families instead of sending their children to orphanages.   To sell the jewelry, which is quite reasonably priced, I might add, anyone can have the organization send you a box of products at no cost to you, and you sell the pieces for them.  You can read more about the project HERE.

Each piece of jewelry comes with a tag that tells you about the person who made it.  The money goes back directly to this individual.  (You have to keep up with each artesian’s items sold as you sell the products).

Here are some of the pieces the girls and I picked out:

They had all kinds of necklaces, garlands, bags, keychains, bracelets, earrings, and even ornaments.  Here are a few more photos showing some of the selection of items:

If you are interested in looking in some local pieces, I have a friend who is currently hosting a party.  If you are interested in  hosting your own, check out The Apparent Project website.  

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3 Responses to The Apparent Project

  1. Mim October 21, 2011 at 6:02 am #

    THese project parties are wonderful. I have been to parties that sold skirts made from vintage saris in a fair wage workshop in India and a jewelry party with jewelry from Africa. Lydia also has a hat crocheted by a woman in Africa. She bought it at church. I love that inside the tag is the signature of the creator. I am so happy that people are finding a way to help these women become self-sufficient.

  2. Stephanie October 23, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    Thanks for sharing, Laura! I will have the jewelry on display at my home in Clute, TX on Saturday, October 29th from noon-3pm if anyone is interested in taking a look. After that, I can pass it on if someone else is interested in sharing the jewelry.

  3. Mim October 26, 2011 at 6:25 am #

    I thought of you Laura when I saw the link to this give-away

    If you enter tell them Mim Smith Faro sent you! I especially liked the seed saving kit.

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