Though it’s true that starting a socially-conscious company requires much, it’s just as true — maybe even more so — that what one gains through building such a business is worth infinitely more. That is certainly evidenced in the life of Sarah Sternberg, co-founder of Songa Designs, a fashion and jewelry company that harnesses the ability of women working together in Rwanda to employ, empower and equip themselves for a life they never thought possible.
Today we’re chatting with Sarah and also Thamar Mukashyaka, one of the first women to join Songa and who is sharing a first-hand account of how Songa has changed her life.
For jewelry designer Anna Edwards and her husband Christian, character in craftsmanship is most deeply expressed through creating handmade pieces. Inspired by a desire to build a company based on a trade, they began their jewelry company Dustmade.
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Marti Heil dreams of childhood joys and whimsy, which has led her to the founding of her jewelry making company, Fables. Through the use of quality craftsmanship from the heart of America's finest jewelry district, Marti exudes her playful and feminine personality. Each of her
Sometimes working with family can prove to be difficult, but Liz and Christine Jonas, a mother-daughter jewelry making duo, defy this stigma. Their relationship has grown stronger and deeper through their creative work, and now they successfully run Jonas Studio. For this reason, they are
Mel Wong of Mel Scouts dreams of making American vintage jewelry accessible and wearable for all women. Though typically thought of as pieces for themed or costumed parties, Mel believes that vintage jewelry can easily be worn everyday, just as it was 50 years ago.
Here at Darling, we value the entrepreneurial spirit. That’s why we’re thrilled to share with you about The Birch and The Bee—a new venture by some friends of ours. Read on to learn more about who they are, what they do, and how you can
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This is part of an ongoing series called Embodied, which features women who we feel embody some element of the persona they’re featured in. Today we are featuring Kallie Dovel, founder of 31 Bits—a socially minded business designed to give internally displaced women in Northern