Same Sky is a company that works to offer employment opportunities to HIV-positive women in Africa. The income they earn from making Same Sky products allows them to better support their families and gives them a sense of hope for the future.
According to the website, the artisans making Same Sky products earn 15 to 20 times the average wage for their area.
My favorite Same Sky product is the fabric wrap featured in this post. This item is made of Rwandan textiles and embellished with hand blown glass beads in coordinating colors.Â It is a long strip of braided fabric measuring between 35 and 38 inches, closed with two beads and a loop hole.
There are a ton of different color combinations for the Same Sky fabric wraps, but my personal favorite is the “Violets Are Blue” wrap with different shades of purple, green, and navy that is featured in this post.
My favorite part of the Same Sky fabric wraps are that they make for a very versatile accessory. The wrap can be worn as a bracelet or a necklace, depending upon how many times you want to wrap it.
If you wish, you can also use it as a headband or hair tie. There is a video on the Same Sky website showing models wearing the wrap in different ways to give you a better idea of some of the many possibilities.
I especially liked the model wearing the wrap in her braided hair, but I’m afraid my hair is no longer long enough to pull off that style.
What do you think of the Same Sky fabric wraps?
Photo credit: Same Sky