Exploring Sasa Designs by the Deaf

Psssst. Guess what? I’m actually on vacation right now. Yup, I’m most likely sitting on the beach with various members of my family, listening to the ocean waves crash, getting a teensy bit of sun and handing Jack his 19th snack of the day. I didn’t want to leave you bored with my lack o’ blog posts though, so I wrote this one up for you quick as a bunny AND even decided to throw in a little giveaway.

A couple weeks ago I met a really sweet lady who works with Sasa Designs by the Deaf. I actually won a bracelet from her and she totally sparked my interest when she told me a bit about the organization:

Sasa Designs by the Deaf launched in Fall 2011 with the goal of providing employment and fair wages to Deaf artisans in Kenya. With an estimated unemployment rate of 85% among the Deaf in Kenya, few will have an opportunity to discover their potential, work in dignity and earn a fair wage. Employers are simply not willing to deal with the communication issues that arise working with the Deaf.

When, I went home and checked out their website, I was BLOWN AWAY by the beautiful designs. Not only can you empower women and help them build a better life for themselves, their children and their extended family, you can enjoy an absolutely gorgeous piece of jewelry.

You KNOW how I feel about gorgeous jewelry.
Especially gorgeous jewelry with a STORY!

While I love the bracelet I won, I’m not really a huge bracelet-wearer and I’d rather one of you enjoy it. I’d also love it if a bunch of you all checked out their website, because there are so many affordable designs available. In addition to their website, you can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even Pinterest!

Would you like to win this bracelet?

Sasa Designs - bracelet

How to enter to win:
All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. That’s it!

I’ve already stalked their entire website and have fallen in love with a pair of malachite hoop earrings that are coming out in the fall. Good thing my birthday is coming up, because I totally added myself to the pre-order list!

Aren’t they gorgeous?!

Sasa Designs - hoop earrings

If you see something on the Sasa Designs website that you fall in love with, they have been so generous to give my readers 15% off their purchase! All you need to do is use the code POCKETFULOFJOULES when checking out. The code is valid now through September 15th.

I hope you all are having a fantastic week and I’ll be back in a few days with lots of pictures!

 

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I won the bracelet in an Instagram contest and wanted to pass it along to one of you to enjoy. I let Sasa Designs know that I’d be writing about them and they were so kind as to give us a special code for 15% off. I do not benefit in any way if you make a purchase.

 8/15/14 Update: Ollie did the honors of picking the winner of the bracelet…

 

 

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11 thoughts on “Exploring Sasa Designs by the Deaf”

  1. Those earrings are beautiful. I love jewelery with a story, too. Please don’t consider me for the give-away, though, because I probably wouldn’t wear that particular bracelet and would rather it go to someone who’d enjoy it more.

  2. I love the jewelry and I love the story even more. I am going to check out more of their stuff as soon as I wrote this comment. Thanks!

  3. I love jewelry, especially jewelry with a story and a mission! Checking out the site now, guess I’ll be making a little dent in my bank account…thanks for sharing!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing our story Joules! And, for calling me a lady 🙂 (of course I’m not entering – just giving you a shout out for being awesome!).

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