fashionABLE is a business designing, producing and selling beautiful cotton scarves, they ship worldwide and the prices are very competitive. All sounds good, doesn't it? It gets much better.
fashionABLE is a non-profit organisation which is helping vulnerable women in Ethiopia earn a decent living and every scarf purchased contributes to these women improving their own lives. As founder Barrett Ward says: "your purchase of a scarf creates jobs, so that the women are not dependent upon charity, but instead are a vital part of a developing economy." Sounds positively brilliant to me!
Each scarf is accompanied by a note hand written by the woman who made it in which she describes what difference your purchase makes to her and her family.
I absolutely love the ethos behind fashionABLE and the beautiful scarves, I'm already having trouble choosing my favourite! There's also a video showing 27 ways to wear a scarf, brilliant for someone like me who wears scarves all the time but only two different ways. Do check out the fashionABLE website when you get a moment, and Monica Lee's interview, I guarantee you'll come away feeling very inspired.