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!
They have sweaters for men & women, which basically means there's something for everyone!
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.
I’m a fan of layering, so I’d probably go with the black vneck.
I love them because of their mission! I like the v neck sweaters though! Especially the grey
Red v neck! Love!
Love the navy blue sweater for my husband! What an awesome business!
LOVE the sweater … definitely a v neck for me; I’m like you … don’t like stuff high on my neck!
I’ve been following the company since they were announced a few months ago and am super excited about what they’re doing! The sweaters look amazingly cozy and I hope to get the green v-neck in time for Texas “winter”. 🙂
I really like the Maroon V sweater, that’s unlike any other color I have in my wardrobe!
I especially love the grey v neck!
I love that they give money back to education–helps children achieve more with their lives!
I”m torn between the forest and maroon v-necks… both look nice!
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I love the transparency of the company. They look soft and I would go with a V-neck for sure.
I love the maroon v-neck!
I really like their Black V!
I would do the maroon or forest green v neck for myself, and a green crew neck for the hubby.
The Black V neck would make a wonderful gift for the boyfriend!
I love Slum Love’s mission! What a great way to create an opportunity to support themselves. Love the hand-up, over the hand-out, way of ministry 🙂 The green v-neck is beautiful! Plus I’ve been looking for good quality sweaters!
I love the Grey V!
Love what this company is doing! I’d probably go with a grey v-neck!
I’m pretty excited about this! I have two in mind for Christmas gifts, so a free one for me would be awesome! Thanks!!
Love layering, and such a great cause!
I’d love a good, classic black v-neck.
Companies that help empower people are my favorite. 🙂 Love the black and the grey sweaters!
Love the vision! Thankful you introduced Slum Love to me so I can share with my community! I’d love a gray v-neck!
love the black and gray sweaters!
love this! I would love the women’s navy vneck or the mens black crewneck or navy vneck!
I am so excited about what Ava’s company is doing and these sweaters are just gorgeous! I think the black simple crew is my favorite but they are all so lovely!
I love companies with a mission! And I love winter clothes (now that I live somewhere that isn’t a million degrees year round). Their v necks are awesome!
I love the black v neck. <3
Navy V : )
I love the maroon v neck. Perfect for wearing in the office in winter! Great company!
Love these – Jamie, you have the best giveaways.
I love the black v neck!
I like the grey v-necks!
I love Ava’s heart for the people of Kibiera! And it doesn’t hurt that she has an incredible eye for great design. I am loving the forest green v-neck…and the grey…and the black…and the maroon. Love.them.all.
Their mission is amazing, and think she is the wife of ASCC south Campus worship pastor, so it’s like a twofer…shopping local, and supporting the church body. Also, I already ordered a green crew neck for the hubby for Christmas.
So fun! Thanks for sharing about this 🙂
I love their vnecks and I love that the company is a fair trade organization! My husband and I have been looking for fair trade clothing this Christmas!
I love the Grey V!!