I love when friends do something big! My friend, Ava, is in the midst of doing something big and I’m so excited for her and all that is ahead of her and this new adventure with SLUM LOVE SWEATER CO. Ava’s family has done ministry in Kiberia for years and now she’s taking on a new challenge and has created SLUM LOVE SWEATER CO.
Slumlove Sweater Company was founded in Austin in September 2013 as a way to create jobs and provide education for people living in one of the world’s largest slums. The sweaters are made by hand by women living in Kibera (a slum located in Nairobi, Kenya – home to more than half a million people). The women are paid fair wages, treated with respect, and given resources and opportunities to provide a better life for themselves and their families. 25% from the purchase of EVERY sweater goes to funding educational projects for children living in Kibera (through an organization called New Hope Initiative).
I recently received my sweater from SLUM LOVE and I was immediately in love! I love sweaters, but hate when they are itchy. This one is not and I loved that! I love sweaters, but hate stuff high on my neck. I got the V neck and love it! Now if only Texas would get below 70 so I could wear this and not sweat all day long!
SLUM LOVE is giving away a sweater to one of you guys! Check out these sweaters and then head over to their website to see which one you want to win! While you are there, go ahead and buy one for someone on your Christmas list! Clothes are great gifts, and especially when they have a story to tell, like these do!
Don’t worry if you don’t win, because SLUM LOVE is offering all of you 15% off your entire order through the month of November! How awesome is that! Go get some gifts and use this code: DREAM15 when you check out!
I love when people make outfits for me! I need all the help I can get …..
For those of you local here in Austin, check out this great event that I would to see you at! RSVP: HERE on facebook.
For the month of November and December I’m showcasing places you can buy gifts that either give back, or are from small business owners. Let’s put our money in places that make a difference. To make sure you never miss a giveaway, feel free to subscribe to blog. You can do that at the top right on the side. –>
Prize can only be shipped to US. Winners are chosen randomly. Please consider buying gifts for your loved ones from here.