Jewelry || Ashley Pittman
There is a lot of buzz in Dallas around local jewelry designer Ashley Pittman, so I thought you all needed to know about her too in case you didn't already. Her line got picked up by Bergdorf's, which is always a good sign, right? Her cuffs and bangle sets are fierce and totally fabulous.
It all began when she went to Africa serving as a volunteer for the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS initiative in Rwanda and was moved by her experiences there. She came back inspired to help the locals and put her finance and law degrees to good use. Her collection provides employment and business training to local artisans and through her own foundation she donates 10% of all profits to help fund a rural primary school and a health clinic. So every purchase is doing good. Her pieces are made from natural horn, fair-trade semi-precious stones, and other materials like bronze indigenous to East Africa. Fabulous jewelry- check, and doing good- check. I love killing two birds with one stone.
Here are some of my favorite pieces:
To see more of her jewelry go here. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
[all images via Ashely Pittman]