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The People Matter

The People Matter

"Act as if what you do makes a difference, it does." William James

Each year, on April 24th, communities from around the world unite to bring awareness to a movement that seeks to make fashion a "force for good" – The Fashion Revolution.

After the devastating and heartbreaking Rana Plaza Complex collapse (Dhaka, Bangladesh) in 2013, we have sought to bring healing and change to a hurting industry.

Ultimately focusing on one important and transcending factor: The people behind the product matter.

It's easy to purchase a homeware, jewelry piece, or decoration without thinking much beyond its style and color. But each clasp, each hand carved bowl, each basket, has been carefully constructed by a person. A person with a family, with hopes, with dreams of making a life in this world beyond a long and hard day's work at a factory that pays too little and is astonishingly unsafe. That's why we, as Acacia Creations, strive to care deeply about our artisans. We seek to trade fairly, create safe, dignified, and hopefully joy filled working conditions, and to encourage and support our artisans in their future endeavors through programs that support their families, communities, education, and healthcare.

Along with many Fashion Revolutionists we desire to bring transparency to our process, to answer questions candidly and honestly, and to continually share the stories and lives behind our beautiful pieces.

It's easy to forget the impact our purchases have on the world around us. At Creative Women, however, we are committed to showing how closely connected you really are with artisan producers a world away. Because beauty need not combat sustainable living, for in pure and fair practices, therein lies the truest of beauties - the life giving honorable work of human hands.

"We believe in an industry that values people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure."

Join us?

Learn more at www.fashiorevolution.org

Artist Spotlights: Vincent, Virginia, Tony


Vincent: Vincent has worked with Acacia since 2009. He makes our most complicated jewelry pieces and specializes in wire work. All of our clasps and wire elements are made by Vincent.

Virginia: Virginia has worked with Acacia since 2009. She is our fastest jewelry maker and has enrolled her daughter, Rachel, in one of Kenya's best private schools thanks to her income!

Tony: Tony was Acacia's very first employee and has been with us since 2007! He does not actually make the jewelry, but he is instrumental in the production process and acts as our Supplies and Packaging Manager. He sources and delivers most of our jewelry-making material and expertly leads the team in labeling and packaging items for export.

We are incredibly thankful for the part that each artisan plays on our team and are honored to represent them!