GlamTribale.com comes soon to Anne of Carversville
In honor of Earth Day, 2012, I want to share with readers design prototypes from our Gaia Collection at GlamTribale.com. No later than June 15, 2012, our new shopping website will open for preview business, offering a spectacular collection of jewelry designed by me and Philadelphia artist Cat Horn.
GlamTribale represents the beginning of a new journey, one in which I leverage the reputation and values of Anne of Carversville to support myself financially, while we extend our Smart Sensuality purses by doing good and helping others.
Our opening statement will include 10-12 collections inspired by goddesses, with each piece developed around mythology and women’s history, while promoting female-centric values.
Global Goddesses on the Move
Each piece of jewelry in our GlamTribale collection is designed with components from a minimum of three continents to emphasize the migration of humanity across the globe and the interconnected nature of our lives. Our Mami Wata Collection will follow the slave routes out of Africa to Brazil and beyond.
Presently, we estimate that components are 80% made of recycled, refuse or natural materials in fair trade shops around the world. Our shipping materials will be eco-friendly with complete transparency in their origins.
Fair Trade Wages and Values
The jewelry will be assembled in Philadelphia, Pa by a team paid fair trade wages. Not knowing what to expect in terms of volume, we will work with a largely free lance staff throughout 2012. It is our goal to create hourly wage jobs, job security and a benefit package for our workers in 2013.
10% of Revenue Donated to African Girls and Planned Parenthood PA/USA
Philanthropy that supports women’s causes is very important to me personally.
When I first conceived GlamTribale, I assumed that 10% of our revenues would go to purchase sanitary supplies for young girls in Africa. Because so many young women in Africa don’t have access to sanitary napkins, they miss a week of school each month and often drop out over the humiliation of accidents and teasing by boys. It remains my goal that 5% of GlamTribale revenues will support young women in Africa.
As a second wave feminist, it’s inconceivable to me that the Catholic bishops and social conservatives would be dedicated to shutting down Planned Parenthood across America and specifically in Pennsylvania, one of the original shining star American colonies.
Nevertheless, it is the goal of the Vatican, Catholic bishops and many evangelical groups to destroy Planned Parenthood, the primary source of healthcare and family planning for poor women in America.
Prepared to help lead a new wave of feminism in America, I appeal to the multitude of Republican women who were the original founders of Planned Parenthood, their daughters and granddaughters, to join me in supporting Planned Parenthood PA/USA with another 5% of GlamTribale revenues.
GlamTribale.com is a project for ALL women of conscience and heart, not only Democratic or progressive women. We must join hands together in a refusal to return to the dark days of no rights to contraception or controlling our family planning in America. ~ Anne Enke