Beauty from Trash

One of the things I love about the items we carry - is the majority of them are made from items that could be considered worthless. From Uganda we sell jewelry made from recycled paper. In our upcoming Kenya line - their jewelry is made from leftover bones from the butcher (it's amazing!). In South Africa we saw them making beautiful items from material scraps from local designers. 

The analogy is powerful for me. 

These artisans and people we support, have been told by society they're worthless. They have been abused, neglected, orphaned, raped, kidnapped, and forced into the worst of treatments for any human being. But, through the organizations we support - their dignity is being restored. Something beautiful is being made in their lives. They are no longer seen as worthless - they are reminded that they're loved. Valued. Important. Beautiful. 

Sarah shared this video with me this morning - a beautiful example of beauty from trash. Can't wait to see the movie!

Landfill Harmonic film teaser from Landfill Harmonic on Vimeo.

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