Can you even believe that I have another giveaway for this week?!?!? This is so fun. I love giving stuff away and telling you about great organizations and events going on around Austin! This is so fun! Last week Cara won a fabulous beret from NoonDay Style and I can't wait to see who wins this fabulous purse. I wish I could win this, but that would be way NOT FAIR. I might just have to head on over to the hill tribers website and get myself one!
Read about the Art Reach Festival, the ladies that make the bags, and how you can possibly win this very bag! Contest Starts Wed morning and ends Sat night at midnight. Good luck! Spread the word!
Hill Country Hill Tribers is preparing for their flagship event, the Artreach Fair Trade Art Festival. To spread the word, they're giving away a bag made by their newest weavers, Daw Gay and Saw Meh. Hill Country Hill Tribers (HCHT) work with Burmese refugees in Austin by providing supplemental income and marketable skills as the artisans weave and sew products to support their families.
Daw Gay and her mother Saw Meh have only been with HCHT for a couple of months, but they have been working tirelessly to weave bags because they have no other source of income. Saw Meh is 81, but she is fierce and determined to help her daughter and her two grandsons.
You can learn more about their story, including their first few terrifying weeks in Austin, at the HCHT blog. HCHT bags are all handwoven by artisans here in Austin; each line of the cloth is lovingly crafted and it takes two full days to make each bag. They're a great addition to any outfit. If you don't win the giveaway, you can always buy a bag at the HCHT website, www.hilltribers.org, or come to Artreach and meet the weavers who will be giving weaving demonstrations all day.
Before this great event they want to give you a chance to win a bag! That bag above is the one you could win! How fabulous would that be this winter!!! All you need to do is help them spread the word about this great event! Here are lots of opportunities for you to get a chance to win and help spread the word!
Leave a new comment for each one that you do!!!
- Head on over to the event on Facebook and let them know you are coming! Invite some friends while you are there!
- Share the link to this giveaway or to the Art Reach page on your personal facebook page.
- Go to the HILL COUNTRY TRIBERS facebook page and “like” them.
- Tweet about this giveaway …. “Look out @jamie_ivey is giving away a bag from @hilltribers Go to http://dreamingbigdreams.net/?p=4718 to enter to win!”
- Follow Hill Country Tribers on twitter!
Did I really just give you FIVE different ways to win this cool bag? Those are good odds if you ask me. Now go and tell your friends!
HCHT would love for you to support Daw Gay, Saw Meh, and their other artisans as well as some amazing vendors doing great work. Some of the vendors, including Noonday, Dominican Joe, Makarios and Ethical City, are here in Austin supporting people around the world. There will also be kids' activities for school age children.
***** CONGRATULATIONS to April Salvant who is our winner!!!!
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-11-15 02:38:39 UTC
How precious! You don’t have to enter me but I’ll tweet about it!
Of course you are entered! Thanks for the tweet!
Thanks so much, Jamie! We love your blog and the work you’re doing in our community. Just to let everybody know, HCHT is having a different giveaway on our blog, hilltribers.blogspot.com, with some of our newest up-cycled products, so come register to win those as well! That’s FOUR new products we’re giving away before Artreach!
I tweeted. 🙂
And I now follow them on Twitter.
I liked Hill Country Tribers, and posted this link as my status on FB. And I LOVE this bag =)
What a great giveaway! I now follow them on Twitter, tweeted about the giveaway AND getting others to follow them (bonus points here?)and Facebooked about them :)Excited to help get the word out about a great organization! Thanks Jamie!
jessica – i know you did it all, but you get more chances if you would enter all those as individual comments. 🙂 I draw a winner from the comment # that you are. 🙂 just an FYI
I visited the event page on facebook as soon as it was available- I am coming as it was a blast year. I have invited everyone I know 🙂
I will share a link to this giveaway on facebook- the more advertisement for HCHT the better.
I tweeted about this give-away! 🙂
I am also following them on twitter now 🙂 i love this bag!
I’ve tweeted, followed, liked, shared, & RSVP’d. phew…i think i’m tired now…LOL
OH….and i “liked” them on facebook! 🙂
I “liked” the HCHT facebook page as soon as I discovered it. Am so excited about this project. When I travel to other refugee communities in TX and other states I brag about such a great initiative and urge others to form such great opportunities for refugees!
i am so excited about this giveaway!!!! i don’t live in austin, but i sent the facebook invitation to all of my friends who do live in austin!!! maybe this is a good excuse to visit some people! 🙂
i also shared the art reach page on my facebook page!
AND…..i liked the hill country tribers facebook page! yay!!! SO EXCITED!!!!! i hope i win!!! 🙂
I actually tweeted…….that should tell you how bad I want this bag!!! Ha! So I
2. liked on facebook
3. followed them on twitter
4. shared link on FB
Sign me up!!
liked on facebook
followed on twitter
shared link on fb
I’m your bff…..does that count????
I liked them on fb. Thanks for sharing about them- love it!
This is so hilarious. Tweeted.
You must feel so popular. 🙂 Facebooked.
This bag is adorable!! 🙂
I liked them on facebook, now follow them on twitter, and twitted about them!! 🙂
Fingers crossed…check 🙂
I liked them on facebook
I now follow them on twitter
I twitted about them
This bag is tooo adorable!!! 🙂
sharing the link on facebook.
following on twitter. 🙂
liking them on FB. now, i praying that i win this very adorable bag!
I liked them on facebook!
and now im following them!
And last but not least, I just tweeted about them!! 🙂
I just LOVE organizations like this. I would swag this bag out like like you dont even know! =)
I’ll be liking them! I love jewelry and bags with a story. Thanks for spreading the word!
i want it!
me, me, please. : )
I love stuff that does more than just make you look cool…it has a story. and that’s beautiful.
Ok, I liked them on Facebook.
Love the bag, gorgeous stuff!
Tweeted it too
I facebook liked
And I’m following!!
so they said I had a better chance if I entered separately.
so here I go
Facebook rsvp Check!
Follow on twitter check
Follow on Twitter…check
Share with friends on facebook….check
Do they have a Love button for HCT….liked it…check
I am attending the Art Reach event on Facebook!
Already “liked” them about 6 months ago 🙂
Does following their blog count?
Now following them on Twitter!