Partner Feature: 31Bits

Similar to Roūte, 31Bits was started by women who believed every purchase made can have a negative impact or a positive impact in the world. They use fashion and design to help women to rise above poverty.

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The “31” comes from Proverbs 31, where it describes a diligent woman providing and caring for her family.  The “bits” comes from what the beads are made out of…bits of paper! 31Bits products are carefully crafted by hand by skilled artisans in Uganda and Indonesia.


Their beaded products are made in Uganda from rolled up paper, sealed with a water-based varnish. Making beads from paper is a technique found throughout Eastern Africa. Their metal products and accents are made in Indonesia by skilled artisans who have spent years learning the craft.

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Every time our customers make a purchase, they are having a direct impact on the lives of our artisans and their families. Shop 31Bits necklaces in store or online.

Blogger: Saloni Gami, Route Intern


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