Raven+Lily - Austin, United States
Raven + Lily is a socially responsible brand dedicated to empowering women through design partnerships and sustainable economic opportunities.
The brand was started out of a passion for fashion and ethical design. Raven + Lily was created as a platform to utilize those passions to alleviate poverty among women.
In Northern Ethiopia, farmers supply bead makers with artillery shells (from former war conflicts) that are found on their land. Through traditional techniques, the village artisans melt the shells...
Raven+Lily's line is designed with beads made from melted down bullet casings. They choose to reuse bullets from conflicts instead of using metals gathered from the earth, to be a more eco-friendly...
All of Raven+Lily's beads are handmade in Ethiopia out of bullet casings from past conflicts. They view the repurposing of these artillery shells as a beautiful story of redemption: taking...
In addition to providing sustainable income, Raven+Lily is dedicated to returning proceeds to their partner communities to fund education, health care, and micro-loans.
Country of Origin
The beads and charms that Raven+Lily uses to make their jewelry is handmade in Ethiopia.
Raven+Lily partners with an artisan group of women in Ethiopia. They chose this group because they wanted to provide sustainable employment for the most impoverished women in the community. The...