Handiwork With Heart.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Founded by friends and "kindred spirits" Lydia Harter and Ali Price, the online shop Lydali stocks high-quality, handmade goods from a carefully curated panel of artisans and craftspeople around the globe. As soon as I saw the site, I knew I had to share it with you - the best part is, purchases support a wide range of worthy causes, with emphases on healthcare, wage fairness, and women's empowerment. For instance, these color-wrapped necklaces were made by women with HIV in Ethiopia - and the metal comes from old bullet casings. (Read more about Lydali's producers, here.) 

Oh, and did I mention the products are gorgeous? Below are a few of my favorites (scroll down for more information about what they are and where they come from).


Clockwise from top: Addis Color Wrapped Necklace (made in Ethiopia), $48; Banana Bark and Fabric Bangles, (set of 3, made in Tanzania), $48; Blue Agate Drusy Ring, (made in South Africa), $42; Striped Clutches, (made in Guatemala), $36; Green Gradient Dress, (made in Ghana), $178.

Shop more at Lydali, here. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone - and stay cool!

16 comments:

nat said...

love the black & white clutch!

Stevie P said...

I am really loving the wrapped necklaces - I am sure that my sister would love one. There is something to say about turning the ugly (bullet casings) into the beautiful (jewelry).

max said...

wonderful, just wonderful! can't wait to spread the word.

kiko said...

Wow! Love these. Got to have the necklace. now going to their shop, Thanks for sharing.

Fletcher said...

Especially love the necklaces. Beautiful. Love your blog.

Kathy said...

It would be all too easy for me to spend my entire paycheck on this site. I especially love the causes this site supports! Thanks for sharing :)

Stefania said...

Love the necklaces. I love when beautiful things are created from what was once ugly or trash. Have you heard of Ten Thousand Villages?

Magical said...

LOVE this. you post the best things, shoko!

Shoko said...

Stefania, I haven't! What is it?

Linda said...

Everything is so beautiful!! The design is simple, interesting, classic & contemporary, all at the same time. The best part? Everything is oh so affordable. My poor wallet ;)

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Oh I love that agate ring gorgeous!

Paul

Lisa said...

So very beautiful! I love both, the style and color combinations - so summary and pretty!

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Shoko thanks for your comments whilst popping into our blog.

I hope you and your lovely followers join in our fab London Undercover Giveaway.

Bon weekend.

Paul

Liz Moody said...

these are so beautiful (concept + product)...that necklace is insane. yes, please.

Sarah Mendelsohn said...

Wow, these are wonderful. Living all of these accessories! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

www.ahitofsarah.met

Pink Ronnie said...

Those zipped pouches are just gorgeous...
Ronnie xo

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