Thursday, August 27, 2015

Global Fashion

We are total shoe girls and enjoy all types of footwear. When Ikwetta reached out to us, we were first very intrigued by their brand and story and fell in love with their mission and colorful products. Haven't heard of this brand? Let us give you a rundown of their story:

Ikwetta’s journey began in 2014 when a husband and wife returned to the husband's home country of  Kenya to enjoy a honeymoon trip. Viewing a gathering of over 200 local artisans in Nairobi and their eye-catching, beautifully beaded sandals caught the wife's attention and the idea for Ikwetta was born–but it's about more than fashion, it's about helping Africa's talented artisans become self-supportive. The war against poverty has been happening for ages, but little progress has been made. Ikwetta's mission is to promote these talented artisans and help them sell their beautiful products around the globe, while raising funds to build an actual workshop for these artisans. Therefore, every purchase you make not only changes the life of one artisan, but also helps the African economy flourish and helps Africa stand on its own two feet!

 

 Jaime's Global Fashion

Wearing - Dress: eShakti c/o {sold out; similar} | Sandals: Ikwetta Fighter Olympus Gladiator Sandals c/o | Necklace: SLATE Helios Necklace via Rocksbox | Watch: Vince Camuto Pyramid Rose Gold Stud Watch | Bracelet: T bracelet; Kendra Scott Grady Bangle in Periwinkle Translucent Glass via Rocksbox | Rings: Sophie Harper Pavé Double Bar Ring & Sophie Harper Triangle Ring Set via Rocksbox; Mid rings | Belt: Anthropologie {old}

Kacie's Global Fashion

Wearing - Top: Sun & Shadow | Vest: eBay (old) | Denim: Robert Rodriguez | Sandals: Ikwetta c/o | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Michael Kors
We were totally inspired by Ikwetta's mission and their beautiful footwear. How could you not love these sandals?! These beauties arrived with a postcard that included an picture of the actual artisan who made the sandals and a handwritten note from the husband and wife duo that started it all. Seriously, check them out and we'll definitely be purchasing one of their brightly colored totes soon!


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22 comments:

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    1. Thanks Lisa! They are super cute in person and the bead work is so amazing!

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  2. The sandals are so cute! The bead work detailing is so different and fun!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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    1. We agree, the beading on these beauties is so pretty! Thanks for stopping by Shauna!

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  3. Love the sandals! So unique!

    http://marymurnane.com

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    1. These are super unique, Mary! They are so well constructed to it's craziness. They were definitely crafted with love.

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    1. Isn't it a really cool story? We knew after reading the story that it was a brand that we could totally back and support.

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  5. Wow both pairs of sandals are super cute! I love the slide pair!

    michellespaige.com

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    1. Thanks Michelle! Kacie's totally look like a bright, colorful peacock.

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  6. The beadwork on these sandals is amazing! What fun sandals!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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    1. It truly is! It's even more amazing to think that someone hand made each of these.

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  7. Amazing sandals! LOVE!

    Thanks for being a part of Fun Fashion Friday! Have a wonderful weekend!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  8. Thanks so much for linking up!!! :)
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com

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  9. These shoes are so gorgeous and so fun! And I love that they support an amazing cause too!

    http://elementsofellis.com/

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    1. Thanks Kacie! We loved the details of them and their story was truly inspiring. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. WoW!! Those sandals are amazing. :) Thanks for introducing us to this brand. It sounds like a wonderful approach to help others in need. Will be checking out their site soon.

    Debra
    Stylewsie by Debra

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    1. Aren't they though? They are even better in person, promise! They are definitely a very cool brand and truly work toward helping people achieve a better life through their talents.

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  11. Those sandals are the cutest! Of the two looks, I am leaning more towards the cobalt dress, just because I love dresses and cobalt!

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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    1. Thanks Abby! We are big fans of cobalt, so the dress was a must with these shoes. It totally made the colors pop even more. :)

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