Several days ago, I had a co-worker approach me at work to tell me that she really liked the way I wear my clothes. At first, I thought that this was a wee bit odd, but she went on to explain that the way she sees it, I wear a lot of clothes that are similar to what everyone else wears (you know... those outfits we all steal from Pinterest), but I wear these clothes differently from everyone else and seem to always have an interesting extra detail or two.
I had to tell her that this is probably because I just LOVE to wear things that have been handmade. especially when those things also happen to be fair trade. This outfit was another of those where I gravitated towards my go-to chambray shirt (picked up at Salvation Army), my mom's cast off white jeans, and booties, but this lovely handmade scarf from Chicago-based Heshima Kenya really made this outfit pop.
I love this scarf because I know that it was made by a female refugee from DR Congo who has found a way to earn a fair wage. I know that this scarf was made using traditional African techniques that make it totally unique and I am proud to show it off!
Please hop over to the Heshima Kenya page and take a look at all of the beautiful scarves they have in their inventory and consider purchasing one! Mother's Day is coming up! What a great gift idea...
Jeans and chambray shirt are hand-me-downs from my mum!