Change a life with an accessory that gives back

beyondBeanie

"Rock a beyondBeanie. Change a life." - this is their motto. For every item you purchase, you help a child in need AND empower an artisan. beyondBeanie is a social clothing & accessories company working with artisans in Bolivia, and supporting children with necessities such as; meals, school supplies & uniforms and dental care. Click below to see how each item gives back & how you can make a BIG impact in someone else's life!

On a trip to Bolivia to visit his friend Paty Lucero, Tito Alvarez noticed the many artisan women working their craft while several children on the street performed and asked tourists for money to eat. Really impressed with the product being made & wanting to support the area, he bought a few beanies and took them home to Switzerland. Lots of friends showed interest, and an idea sparked - beyondBeanie was created. After many trips to visit artisans, lots of word-of-mouth and items flying off shelves, they went online in 2014 to open up to a larger community!  

1 BEANIE = 5 MEALS

1 BAG = 1 SET OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES

1 PONCHO = 1 SCHOOL UNIFORM

1 BRACELET = DENTAL CARE

Bolivia has thousands of children living on the streets, and the Amanecer Salomon Klein children's center needs your help to care for the 38 orphans they currently have living there. It is SO easy to make a difference in their lives by supporting beyondBeanie. See above how each item plays a vital role in sustaining these children & helping them to a brighter future. 

Meet the artisans who made my beautiful bracelets - Martha Zarete & Sonia Zarate! Not only are we building opportunity for children in Bolivia by purchasing from beyondBeanie, but we are supporting sustainable jobs for artisans, as well. The bracelets provide dental care, which {as most of you know} is extremely important for overall health. Something that is so personal & wonderful about this company, you can directly contact the artisans who created your accessory. A little 'thank you' & a 'hello' can go a long way!!

Shop all Beyond Beanie's collections - here - & use code CHIC30 for 30% off!! 

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FashionNatalie Kay