The process of choosing which companies we will partner with and what products we will sell consumes so much of our work and conversation. This is not a small process. The goal is to put together a collection of well made, fashionable, well priced and deeply impactful products. We want to choose the best of the best for you. When you buy from Route, you can trust that these are pieces that people will compliment and ask you about.
When we start in on a new relationship (or in this case pick back up on an old one), we take that very seriously and approach it with care. Years ago, Starfish Project came to visit our shop in Columbia. We were thrilled about the work they were doing. Literally bringing women out of brothels and exploitation into every level of their business. Their goal is not just to teach women how to make jewelry. They put women quickly into training and education programs to teach them computer skills, management, logistics and a slew of other seriously marketable skills. These women will forever have careers that will safely keep them out of the situations that came from. All of this while housing, caring for and helping to heal each women.
We have chosen not to buy from them in the past because we did not think the jewelry they were making had a wide enough appeal or that the style was updated enough to sell on it’s own without the story. We are THRILLED that that has changed and recently found three gorgeous pieces to offer you from their current line.
Order one or two (scroll over image for link to purchase) knowing that the women behind these products are working hard to change the direction of their lives and you are helping to make that possible (and looking fabulous in the process).