On Thursday November 1st from 10AM-7PM and Friday November 2nd from 10AM–5PM, SAKS Fifth Avenue (700 N. Michigan) will play host to an ethical shopping event featuring Same Sky Jewelry. Same Sky is a trade-not-aid initiative that employs African women living with HIV/AIDS as artisans, teaching them to make beautiful hand crocheted necklaces and bracelets and provides a platform to sell in the global marketplace.
During the trunk show, Same Sky will present their latest jewelry collections including their signature hand-blown glass beaded bracelets and necklaces ($160 - $400), Prosperity seed bead bracelets ($60 - $95), Fabric Wrap bracelets ($30 - $40), Hope necklaces ($395), Unity bracelets ($145) and Cufflinks ($100) which are all hand crocheted by artisans in Africa.
Same Sky founder Francine LeFrak will be joined by co-hosts including Pat Harris, Catharine Hamilton, Janelle Schroeder and Susan Bogart, among others who will be on hand on Thursday November 1st from 5-7PM for a special reception and to shop the Same Sky collection at Jewelry on One at SAKS.
100% of all net-proceeds from the sale of Same Sky's jewelry go to employing more women artisans and expanding into other regions. Same Sky jewelry is worn by many celebrities including Meryl Streep, Alicia Keys, Fergie, Queen Latifah,Goldie Hawn, Jessica Alba, Ben Affleck, Akon and Victor Cruz.
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