Raven + Lily

Friday Finds: Feather Earrings

I love the look of feather earrings because it’s delicate and well, light as a feather.

Zia Feather Ear RL-1


$23.99 Zia Feather

We have lovely Raven + Lily feather earrings.  The one thing I love about these earrings is that they are made from recycled leather but has the look of metal so it looks really heavy but it’s not.



From In Exchange, a fair trade shop in New Orleans.  I like the dark green jewel and the detailing.  Very pretty.



Handmade in Guatamala.  Love the overly of feathers on this one.



Natural coque feather earrings.  Handmade in Denmark.  I love the just the touch of mustard yellow in these earrings.

Happy Friday!  Enjoy your weekend. It’s my son’s last day of preschool so there will be some busy times for me this summer as I need to set him a schedule to enjoy summer and not waste away watching the tele.


First posted at Lil’Soak + Friends.

Spotlight on Fair trade Necklaces

My kiddos are under the weather today so I am going to get this quick post out as I seem to be in demand for comfort, nose wiping and cuddles.

We carry an assortment of beautiful jewelry but my season’s favourite is Raven + Lily’s Tigist  necklace.

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 Tigist Necklace $108

It’s lovely, delicate and makes a statement without being completely overwhelming.  I love the designs that R+L comes up with season after season.  Made with recycled materials by Ethiopian women artisans.  So pretty. Can be dressed up or down.

I also have my eye on this:




I’m into simple jewelry.  I love the statement pieces but I can’t carry it off.  I just don’t have that kind of swagger.  I do love ths triple arrow piece made by women artisans in India.  Designed by 4 all Humanity, an ethical fashion brand.  Pretty cool stuff.

I only have enough time to link a couple of things.  Family duty calls but I’ll be sure to spotlight more necklaces.


Raven + Lily: Artisans from Ethiopia

Raven + Lily: Artisans from Ethiopia

From Amselet: Everyone has HIV/AIDS there so we are all the same. I used to beg on the mountain and I stayed there for the holy water. My life was very bad. Begging is like being dead. My husband was still working for the military and he started to help with the Entoto Project when they first came to the mountain. He introduced me to them. I am so thankful for the opportunity.

Amleset and her husband were able to move off Entoto Mountain and into the city in early 2011. They are both doing well and are thankful to be back in the city and not feel ashamed or discriminated against because of their disease. Your purchase from our Entoto jewelry collection has brought them a better life that would have otherwise been impossible. Thank you for your support.

Raven and Lily is a socially responsible brand dedicated to empowering women through design partnerships and sustainable economic opportunities.
In addition to creating sustainable economic opportunities for marginalized women, Raven + Lily is dedicated to returning proceeds to our partner communities to fund education, healthcare, and micro-loans. By purchasing R+L products, consumers are part of breaking the cycle of poverty and transforming the lives of women and families.
They make beautiful goods such as the Tigist necklace and my favourite leather cuff bracelet:
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