win big with heritage1960

A few weeks ago I did a post featuring the Rachel Roy Ghana Clutch
If you liked it, here is your chance to win one along with a lot of other great items
via Heritage1960 on their Facebook page.

“Heritage1960 is an online retail destination that offers a curated view of global African fashion, lifestyle, and design. Named after the year 17 African countries won their independence, Heritage1960 celebrates freedom, individuality and unique style inspired by the continent. Through the perfect mix of editorial content and e-commerce, the buyer is able to discover and purchase established brands like Jewel By Lisa and Edun, emerging brands like The Summit and Holst + Lee, one-of-a-kind jewelry by South African and Malian artisans, and more! Scheduled to launch in February 2012, Heritage 1960 hopes to dispel pre-conceived notions about African fashion, design and creativity.”

HERITAGE1960.com is slated to launch on February 20, 2012. In celebration of the count down, they are giving 14 lucky fashionistas a chance to nab fabulous items by coveted brands like Jewel By Lisa and Rachel Roy, sought after books like Gentlemen of Bacongo and New African Fashion and exclusive accessories like a Rwandan hand knit scarf and banana leaf Ipad case.

Good Luck ;)
xx

woven baskets from rwanda

“Who says you can’t buy hope? Willa Shalit is proving that shopping can transform other people’s lives.

Willa Shalit has been put on this earth, I think, to allow the rest of us to pretend that our most grasping, selfish impulses are actually noble. Through her company, Fair Winds Trading, she has managed to make shopping meaningful—a way to load up on gorgeous, exotic objects de lust while furthering peace and justice, not to mention improving lives around the world. Bless the woman.

A pioneer in a growing social-entrepreneurial movement whose mission in part is to provide unique products to U.S. consumers—and, at the same time, sustainable wages to the Third World artisans who make them—Shalit has been collaborating for the past five years with the women of Rwanda. As a result, Fair Winds Trading now imports their handwoven baskets, African-gemstone jewelry, textile bags, and table linens, and this fall will branch out with products from Tanzania, Cambodia, and Indonesia.”

Read more here
Baskets available here

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