Amanda Judge, F09, recently launched a jewelry line called The Andean Collection with a good cause to boot. The company website reads
We create to encourage change. Andean Collection was founded to bring sustainable change to impoverished communities in South America. We offer artisans the opportunity to participate in the global market while inspiring our customers with access to the elusive world of the rural Andes.
The project has garnered significant media attention, having been featured on CNN and The Today Show and featured in magazines such as Marie Claire and Good Housekeeping. Their website includes products, videos and a blog about their efforts. They recently gave a sneak preview into their newest line via their blog, saying:
There is great energy here at Andean Collection this morning and we want to share the love. We just got our new lookbook back from the printer and we are stoked about the results! If you have been following us you know that there are a LOT of new items coming out in this next collection, including Lola Hats, Infinity Scarves, geometric shaped necklaces, and some fabulous new tagua bracelets! (Plus a new logo to really round out this change!)
Take a look at all the beautiful jewelry, watch their videos and learn more about the cause at The Andean Collection’s website