style: johari creations

Our experience with international adoption opened my eyes to a lot of things, and while it's not currently the road we're traveling, my mind can no longer choose to "innocently" ignore the hardships that people in developing countries often endure. 

I strongly believe in the Biblical mandate to love our neighbors -- those literally right next door and those countries away -- as ourselves; but sometimes, especially in situations involving developing countries, I begin to feel a little stuck. Right now, I can't afford to travel and serve, BUT I can make purchases that help provide artisans in developing countries sustainable incomes, work, and holistic development.

Today, I am so excited to introduce my friend, Lindsy, and Johari Creations to you. I first met Lindsy through the Influence Network and our connection as mommas adopting Congolese children. Her precious Glory is still stuck in Congo, and while she is working hard to bring her home (on top of raising her four other children!), she also works hard to bring opportunity to artisans all around the world. 

Johari is Swahili for "jewel" and I can't think of better way to describe the artisans that create these items. Are the items beautiful, jewels in their own right? Absolutely. But the people behind the items? Even more beautiful.

Below I'm wearing the Acai Rope Necklace (in turquoise) and I love how versatile it is. I often throw it over a simple tank top and shorts (my favorite pregnancy outfit), but it works well layered over a more intricate shirt too. 

Check out the Johari website and their market to see some of their beautiful, hand crafted, fair trade items from places like Ghana and Ecuador. They also have an adorable Johari Jr. line that I can't wait to purchase pieces from. The Afro Gypsy Romper is a personal favorite!

I'm also super excited to share that Johari Creations is donating 15% of all sales that come through me toward our adoption funds. All you have to do is leave my name CARLY SKINNER in the notes section at check out and 15% of your purchase will be sent directly to us to help bring Titus home.

I hope you find something beautiful to purchase so you can support these beautiful artisans!

Acai Rope Necklace c/o Johari Creations