Ethical fashion working to get girls into school.

by lolaandme in Newport, Gwent, Wales

With your help Lola and Me will provide a sustainable trade to those in need and get more girls into education! #ForWomankind

by lolaandme in Newport, Gwent, Wales

We did it
On 8th September 2016 we successfully raised £5,283 with 125 supporters in 35 days

New stretch target

Thank you SO much for helping us hit our target! By gaining our increased funding we will be able to support our artisans with even more orders and of course send even more girls to school!

Additionally it will allow us to spread our message even further, increasing brand awareness to support our mission and allowing us to develop more relationships with talented makers across the globe to increase our product offering  to all our amazing customers.


Why?

We live in a world that is desperately campaigning for gender equality.

The right for equal opportunities for women. The right to fair wages. The right for girls to grow in a world where opportunities rise as triumphantly in front of them as they do for our boys. But in the developing world, these inequalities are devastatingly more acute.

There are approximately 62 million young girls/women out of education. That's nearly the entire population of the UK combined and over 2.5 times the population of Australia.

With 33 million less girls than boys worldwide receiving a primary education. *Stats from GirlRising

The truth is educated girls are less likely to fall victim to child marriage, slavery, trafficking and other consequential issues such as death at child birth.

In fact educating girls is a viable solution to end poverty completely.

Your everyday choices can change their world, and give them the tools, skills and education that will support them against societies that are all too quick to suppress them.

Us.

Lola and Me is a women's accessories profit with purpose company. We vow to work with makers, not machines, and to favour ethical employment opportunities and fair wages over fast fashion for fewer pennies. We are committed to helping harness the talent of women in the developing world, and support beautifully authentic techniques. We want to ensure the greatness our artisans were born with can thrive and flourish in even the most impoverished of areas.

- Our Values.

We are dedicated to slow, meaningful fashion. Fashion that support the needs and well being of ALL the people involved in the making of every piece and even more along the way. Our values demonstrate our commitment to this:

Explore.

We've spent months and will continue searching for suitable partners who have the same moral values as we do. Our team stands side by side with our partners to drive a positive wave with what we know... fashion. We're delivering a sustainable and meaningful approach to contemporary product because people always come before profit.

Empower.

We're committed to the development of women in developing countries by supporting the safe and ethical employment opportunities and fair wages facilitated by the partners we choose to collaborate with, allowing these already incredible women to create better lives for themselves and their families in areas suffering great poverty. We love to support the harnessing of their talents and encourage the great things that these women can achieve.

Educate.

We believe that every child deserves the right to a education and know that education is valuable tool to end poverty for good. Sadly across the globe there are considerably less girls in education compared to boys, a serious issue to be addressed. Through their education we lower the risk of poverty, human trafficking and child marriage.

Together.

By supporting our Crowdfunder you’re helping to provide a sustainable trade to those in need. Help makers get paid, not only equally, but fairly for their hard work, supporting women in gaining independence and freedom over obligation and submission. And with at least 10% of our profits being invested in education, you’re helping us get more girls into school.

Product.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£3 or more

£3 Reward

A thank you for believing in our project! We'll give you a virtual high five and a personal thank you email expressing our thanks. Thank you!

£12 or more

21 of 50 claimed

£12 Reward

Our bangles are made from ethically sourced goat horn by our talented partners in Haiti. They're hexagon shaped and finished/polished beautifully. Pledge here and we'll send you one. Thank you!

£15 or more

14 of 20 claimed

£15 Reward

Hand crocheted purses, made by our amazing partners in Guatemala. A perfect little pick up to keep your coins, cards or nik naks. Available in Pink, Black or Mustard. Thank you!

£20 or more

24 of 50 claimed

£20 Reward

Handmade in Haiti our Leather Purses are finished beautifully and made with Vegetable Tanned Leather (much better for the environment). Our leather products have a subtle distressed finish which adds beauty and charm to each piece. Their natural and untreated nature means they will darken with age and get more beautiful over time. Pledge here and choose between Black and Tan. Thank you!

£25 or more

10 of 50 claimed

£25 Reward

Bangle Trio! Our bangles are made from ethically sourced goat horn by our talented partners in Haiti. They're hexagon shaped and finished/polished beautifully. Pledge here and we'll send you three so you can wear them all together. Thank you!

£45 or more

9 of 49 claimed

£45 Reward

Our Leather Clutch Bags are made by our amazing Partners in Haiti. They are finished beautifully and made with Vegetable Tanned Leather (much better for the environment). Our leather products have a subtle distressed finish which adds beauty and charm to each piece. Their natural and untreated nature means they will darken with age and get more beautiful over time. Pledge here and choose between Black and Tan. PLUS a 10% off promo code valid for one year! Thank you!

£45 or more

7 of 15 claimed

£45 Reward

Our traditional Woven Clutch Bags are woven by some fabulous Mayan Ladies in Guatemala. Every line is back strap woven by hand, a traditional method used in Guatemala and a skill passed down from generation to generation. They're finished with a leather wristlet, perfect for lunches out or date nights! Pledge here and we'll be excited to send you one. PLUS a 10% off promo code valid for one year! Thank you!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Our Block Printed Scarves are all made by our partners in Jaipur, India. Each scarf is made from Cotton/Silk and at 200cm x 85cm they make great scarves, sarongs or even wall hangings. Block printing is a beautiful authentic printing technique often over looked for cheaper, faster alternatives but we want to work with our artisans to keep this traditional technique alive! Pledge here and we'll be thrilled to send you one. PLUS a 10% off promo code valid for one year! Thank you!

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 Reward

*Limited Edition Yellow Block Printed Scarf * Our Block Printed Scarves are all made by our partners in Jaipur, India. Each scarf is made from Cotton/Silk and at 200cm x 85cm they make great scarves, sarongs or even wall hangings. Block printing is a beautiful authentic printing technique often over looked for cheaper, faster alternatives but we want to work with our artisans to keep this traditional technique alive! Pledge here and we'll be thrilled to send you this very special piece. PLUS a 10% off promo code valid for one year! Thank you!

£55 or more

3 of 50 claimed

£55 Reward

Double Up! And get your hands on a matching Leather Clutch Bag and Purse. Handmade in Haiti our Leather products are all finished beautifully and made with Vegetable Tanned Leather (much better for the environment). Our leather products have a subtle distressed finish which adds beauty and charm to each piece. Their natural and untreated nature means they will darken with age and get more beautiful over time. Pledge here and choose between Black and Tan. PLUS a 10% off promo code valid for one year! Thank you!

£80 or more

8 of 50 claimed

£80 Reward

Clutch bag and Scarf Combo. 1 x beautiful Haitian Leather Clutch Bag in a colour of your choice and 1x Indian Block Printed Scarf. Wear them together for maximum impact and support the trade of 2 groups of our artisan parters. PLUS we'll give you a 10% off promo code valid for one year! Thank you!

£155 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£155 Reward

Special Listing for Jo Kelly. 1x Block Print Scarf 7 x Crochet Purses.

£180 or more

2 of 50 claimed

£180 Reward

Classic Leather Tote Handmade by our partners in Haiti. Finished beautifully and made with Vegetable Tanned Leather (much better for the environment). Our leather products have a subtle distressed finish which adds beauty and charm to each piece. Their natural and untreated nature means they will darken with age and get more beautiful over time. Pledge here and choose between Black and Tan. PLUS we'll give you a 15% off promo code valid for one year! Thank you!

£180 or more

2 of 50 claimed

£180 Reward

Classic Leather Convertible Satchel/Backpack. Handmade by our partners in Haiti this is one bag with two very different ways to wear. Finished beautifully and made with Vegetable Tanned Leather (much better for the environment). Our leather products have a subtle distressed finish which adds beauty and charm to each piece. Their natural and untreated nature means they will darken with age and get more beautiful over time. Pledge here and choose between Black and Tan. PLUS we'll give you a 15% off promo code valid for one year! Thank you!

£195 or more

3 of 20 claimed

£195 Reward

Weekender Bag. Handmade in Guatemala our Weekender Bags are delivered ready for an adventure! Each line is hand woven using traditional backstrap weave technique by our talented Mayan Artisan Partners. Finished with a leather base and strap, plus internal pockets for storage, these bags are substantial, amazing quality and ready for your pledge! PLUS we'll give you a 15% off promo code valid for one year!Thank you!

£215 or more

1 of 50 claimed

£215 Reward

Full Haitian Satchel Collection! Take home our Classic Leather Satchel, Clutch & Purse and start your Lola collection with a POW and make some great RRP savings. As with all our Haitian Leather, they're made with Vegetable Tanned Leather (much better for the environment), have a subtle distressed finish which adds beauty and charm. Their natural and untreated nature means they will darken with age and get more beautiful over time. Choose between Black and Tan and we'll look forward to sending. PLUS we'll give you a 15% off promo code valid for one year! Thank you!

£215 or more

1 of 50 claimed

£215 Reward

Full Haitian Tote Collection! Take home our Classic Leather Tote, Clutch & Purse and start your Lola collection with a POW and make some great RRP savings. As with all our Haitian Leather, they're made with Vegetable Tanned Leather (much better for the environment), have a subtle distressed finish which adds beauty and charm. There natural and untreated nature means they will darken with age and get more beautiful over time. Choose between Black and Tan and we'll look forward to sending. PLUS we'll give you a 15% off promo code valid for one year! Thank you!

£400 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£400 Reward

Full Lola Experience! We'll send you a Weekender Bag and matching Crochet Purse from Guatemala, a Leather Tote Bag and matching Leather Purse from Haiti AND our Block Printed Scarf from India! PLUS we'll give you a 20% off promo code valid for a year so you can use on future orders. We're so grateful for your support - Thank you!


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