Wrap It Up with Indego Africa for JCrew Cloth Wrap Bracelets
You might remember us mentioning Indego Africa in one of our Holiday Gift Guide installments catered to the “Haue Hippies” in your lives. At the time, we raved about Indego Africa’s capsule collection for Nicole Miller, which consisted of totes, fabric-wrapped bracelets, skirts, turbans and shorts, all handcrafted by the network of Rwanda-based female artisans under the Indego Africa umbrella, women who the non-profit organization seeks to empower via the creation of strategic global business partnerships and the creation of new marketplaces through which these up-and coming entrepreneurs can sell their wares. On the heels of its partnership with Nicole Miller, Indego Africa has teamed up with J.Crew for Spring 2012, collaborating on a limited-edition of tribal-flavored wrap bracelets.
The Indego Africa for J. Crew Cloth Wrap Bracelets ($22.50 each at JCrew.com and IndegoAfrica.org) feature Dutch wax cloth twisted and sewn into wrap-around pieces by the women in the Rwanda-based cooperatives Cocoki and Abasangiye. Each bracelet measures 30″ in length an features 2″ tabs on either end, which can be tied into a haphazard knot or tucked in for a sleeker look. Each bracelet should wrap around the wrist about 3 times for a tribal-meets-Boho-meets-beach-babe look. Ad, of course, you can stack the bracelets up should you wish to make a bolder statement.
The braided cloth wrap bracelets are available in a patterned green, yellow, and blue cloth with black scale-like accents; an abstract purple and indigo pattern with dots and tie-dye elements galore; and a pink, yellow, and navy color scheme with white stripe accents.
Not only will the Indego Africa for J. Crew Cloth Wrap Bracelets add a globe-trotting, multi-ethnic, culturally savvy vibe to your ensemble, but their sale will help to improve the standard of like of the Rwandan women responsible for their creation.