when i packed for Milan/our European adventure, i had to pack lightly. whatever i packed, i knew i would have to be able to carry across Europe on my back🤪, which is why i only packed my favorite pieces! one of those chosen items were my @brandedcollective earrings. they have been a joy to wear ever since i got them — they’re pretty but also funky, and they support a beautiful cause. looking cute while giving back to others — nothing more adorable than that, girlfran!! 💃🏼
BRANDED Collective works with survivors of human trafficking in Nashville. the women design & handcraft the jewelry.
a lot of human trafficking victims are branded — their captors physically mark them with a number or symbol & this is usually done in a traumatic way, such as a forced tattoo, a knife cut, or burning. the BRANDED gals stand against this awful practice, which is why they turn a hurtful event into a positive movement. every piece of their jewelry is stamped with an initial & number — the initial belongs to the survivor who made the jewelry. the women turn their hurt into something beautiful to help others who are human trafficking victims. you can register your jewelry’s # easily on their website & send a note of hope to your jewelry creator. i love sharing that component of my jewelry when others ask me about it, as gives me an opportunity to witness to others — every time someone asks about my BRANDED jewelry, i am proud to spread the good word of this special company❣️❣️#gifted