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FROM OUR DESIGNER I’M A DESIGNER BECAUSE I GET TO BREAK THE RULES. A BLANK S H E E T O F PA P E R I S L I K E A N O P E N D E S E R T, A P L A C E I C A N L E T M Y I M A G I N AT I O N R U N F R E E . I F E E L L I K E A W A N D E R I N G G Y P S Y, FREE OF REGARD FOR CONVENTIONAL RULES. WHEN I BEGAN SKETCHING DESIGNS FOR THIS COLLECTION, I ENTERED A NEW W O R L D . D R E A M Y B L U E S K I E S T H AT S E E M E D T O N E V E R C H A N G E C O LO R . WA R M W I N D S R O L L I N G T H R O U G H M Y H A I R , W I T H N O S E C O N D T H O U G H T O F T H E B E G O T T E N TA N G L E D C H A O S . E N D L E S S

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R AY S O F S U N C O L L I D I N G W I T H U N T O U C H E D S A N D , F A B R I C AT I N G PERFECT GOLDEN SHADES.

M Y D R I F T I N G I M A G I N AT I O N PAV E D A S U R P R I S I N G PAT H F O R T H E SPRING 2015 COLLECTION. WE WORKED WITH OUR ARTISANS T O C R E AT E N E W T E C H N I Q U E S F O R S T R I N G I N G B E A D S I N T O W O V E N PAT T E R N S . W E C O M B I N E D B R I C K R E D A N D C H A R C O A L TO R E F L E CT T H E R AW N E S S O F T H E E A RT H . B R I G H T Y E L LOW A N D S PA C K L E D G O L D C R E AT E H I N T S O F WA R M T H . S H A D E S O F P E R I W I N K L E A N D S K Y B L U E A R E B R E E Z Y A N D P L AY F U L . T H I S C O L L E C T I O N I S E X O T I C A N D A I R Y. W A R M A N D B R I G H T. S U R P R I S I N G A N D F R E E . T H E R E ’ S N O R U L E S . N O P E R F E C T W AY T O W E A R T H E S E P I E C E S . P I C K Y O U R F AV E S A N D L AY E R T H E M H O W Y O U W I S H . B E B R AV E A N D B E Y O U .

L I V E F R E E LY,


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S E R I E S S M A L L

T H I N G S B R O U G H T T O G E T H E R .


HOW IT’S MADE M A T T E R S. M A S S - P R O D U C E D FA S H I O N B E C A U S E W E B E L I E V E I T M AT T E R S H O W P R O D U C T S A R E M A D E . O U R A C C E S S O R I E S A R E C A R E F U L LY C R A F T E D B Y H A N D . E V E R Y D E TA I L WA S T H O U G H T T H R O U G H A N D E V E R Y P I E C E T E L L S A STO R Y B E CAU S E I T WA S M A D E BY A R E A L P E R S O N .

OUR PROGRAM IN UGANDA IS COMPRISED OF MORE THAN 170 PEOPLE WHO A R E U S I N G T H E I R TA L E N T S A N D A R T I S T R Y T O C R E AT E T H E S E E X Q U I S I T E P I E C E S . B Y S E L L I N G T H E I R A C C E S S O R I E S I N T H E G L O B A L M A R K E T, W E A R E A B L E T O P R O V I D E T H E M W I T H M O N T H LY I N C O M E S A N D H O L I S T I C D E V E L O P M E N T P R O G R A M S L I K E H E A LT H E D U C AT I O N , F I N A N C I A L T R A I N I N G , COUNSELING, AND BUSINESS TRAINING. THROUGH EMPLOYMENT AND E D U C AT I O N , E V E R Y P E R S O N I S R I S I N G A B O V E P O V E R T Y A N D L E A R N I N G T O DREAM FOR THEIR FUTURE.

L E A R N M O R E A B O U T O U R P R O G R A M S AT 3 1 B I T S . C O M .

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AN UPDATE FROM UGANDA W E A R E E C S TAT I C T O A N N O U N C E I N S U M M E R 2 0 1 4 , W E G R A D U AT E D O U R F I R S T EIGHT BENEFICIARIES! THROUGHOUT THE LAST FIVE YEARS, THESE EIGHT W O M E N W O R K E D D I L I G E N T LY T O S U P P O R T T H E I R F A M I L I E S W H I L E R E C E I V I N G A N E D U C AT I O N A N D S TA R T I N G B U S I N E S S E S O F T H E I R O W N . T H E I R L I V E S W E R E O N C E CHARACTERIZED BY POVERTY BUT THEY REFUSED TO LET IT DEFINE THEM ANY LONGER. THEY RECOGNIZED THEIR SKILLS AND LEARNED THEIR POTENTIAL. THEY B U I LT A C O M M U N I T Y A N D H E L P E D E A C H O T H E R . T H E I R C O N F I D E N C E , J O Y, A N D

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P A S S I O N S G R E W L I T T L E B Y L I T T L E , E V E R Y S I N G L E D AY. T H E Y H O L D T H E I R H E A D S HIGH, THEY KEEP EACH OTHER CLOSE, AND THEY LAUGH ALL THE TIME.

F R O M S TA R T I N G A C H I C K E N F A R M T O A D R E S S C O M P A N Y, F R O M B E C O M I N G A LANDLORD TO RAISING PIGS, THESE EIGHT WOMEN ARE THE FIRST TO DEFINE S U C C E S S I N O U R P R O G R A M . T H E I R K I D S A R E I N S C H O O L A N D H E A LT H Y. T H E Y H A V E S U C C E S S F U L LY S A V E D M O N E Y A N D S TA R T E D T H E I R O W N B U S I N E S S E S . S O M E A R E E V E N E M P L O Y I N G O T H E R S F R O M T H E C O M M U N I T Y. T H E Y A R E CONFIDENT AND STRONG. THEY ARE HAPPY AND WHOLE. THEY’VE RISEN ABOVE POVERTY AND ARE LIVING EMPOWERED.

S O W H AT ’ S N E X T ? E V E R Y B E N E F I C I A R Y W I L L A LW AY S B E P A R T O F T H E “ B I T S F A M I LY. ” G R A D U AT E S C A N C O N T I N U E T O C O M E B A C K T O 3 1 B I T S T O TA K E C L A S S E S I N H E A LT H E D U C AT I O N A N D F I N A N C E T R A I N I N G . T H E Y C A N C O N T I N U E M E E T I N G W I T H O U R C O U N S E L O R A N D B U S I N E S S M E N T O R S . A N D W H E N E V E R W E T H R O W A P A R T Y, Y O U K N O W T H E Y ’ L L B E T H E F I R S T P E O P L E T H E R E ! O U R G R A D U AT E S A R E COMMITTED TO COMING BACK AND SHARING THEIR STORY TO ENCOURAGE NEWER W O M E N I N O U R P R O G R A M . W E H AV E A F E E L I N G T H E 31 B I T S C O M M U N I T Y I S O N LY G R O W I N G B I G G E R …


C O N G R AT U L AT I O N S T O A C I R O FLORENCE, ABER CHRISTINE, LAKOT ROSE, LAMUNU AGNESS, AGENORWOT LILLIAN, OYELLA R O S E , A M E N YA H A R R I E T, A N D O N E K A “ M A M A” H E L L E N ! Y O U H AV E C H A N G E D A N D INSPIRED OUR LIVES MORE THEN Y O U ’ L L E V E R K N O W. Y O U ’ R E T H E R E A S O N W E D O W H AT W E D O . W E COULDN’T BE PROUDER OF YOU.

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SPRING AWAKENING WE’RE BURSTING THE MOLD WITH EDGY

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& FEMININE SILHOUETTES AS SEEN IN THE ADOBE SPIKE NECKLACE. N E C K L A C E = = = ADOBE SPIKE B R A C E L E T = = = M O RN I N G G LO R Y


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+ N E C K L A C E ( L E F T ) = = = S A G UA RO + NECKLACE (RIGHT)

= = = SAND SPIRE

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L I V I N G T H E

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O F F O R E V E R

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+ N E C K L A C E = = = LU P I N E J U M B L E + B R A C E L E T = = = M O RN I N G G LO R Y + B R A C E L E T = = = DAPHNE


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THE UNEXPECTED UNEVEN SHAPES OF THE POPPY JUMBLE SHOW O U R D E V O T I O N T O S P O N TA N E I T Y. + N E C K L A C E = = = POPP Y JUMBLE + B R A C E L E T S = = = D OT

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B E A U T Y .


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+ N E C K L A C E ( L E F T ) = = = RU S T I C ROT U N D A + B R A C E L E T ( L E F T ) = = = D OT

+ B R A C E L E T ( R I G H T ) = = = SAHARA STRAP


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NEVER GET TIRED OF THE BLUE SKY CRACKLED GOLD GARNISHES THE TIPS OF M I R A G E T R E S , C R E AT I N G A P L AY F U L H Y B R I D O F PAT T E R N A N D G L A M . N E C K L A C E = = = M I R A G E T RE S B R A C E L E T = = = O WA M I M I X


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+ E A R R I N G S = = = A G A V E B LO S S O M + N E C K L A C E = = = GOBI

+ B R A C E L E T = = = DAPHNE

+ B R A C E L E T = = = M O RN I N G G LO R Y + B R A C E L E T = = = O WA M I M I X

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+ N E C K L A C E = = = M O J A V E M E LO DY


+ N E C K L A C E ( L E F T ) = = = LU P I N E J U M B L E + B R A C E L E T ( L E F T ) = = = DAPHNE + N E C K L A C E ( R I G H T ) = = = ARID STREAM

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+ N E C K L A C E = = = D E S E RT B LO S S O M + B R A C E L E T = = = D OT


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T H E S E S O F T S TAT E M E N T P I E C E S A R E A I R Y, W E I G H T L E S S A N D B R A V E . N E C K L A C E = = = KAL AHARI B R A C E L E T = = = RIPTIDE


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Y O U

D O N ’ T

I M A G I N E ,

N O T H I N G E V E R A T

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A L L .


+ N E C K L A C E = = = POPP Y JUMBLE + N E C K L A C E = = = S A G UA RO

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+ N E C K L A C E = = = ADOBE SPIKE + B R A C E L E T S = = = S T E T S O N RO E


OUR FULL SPRING 2015 COLLECTION /// MIX AND MATCH YOUR FAVORITES

ADOBE SPIKE

PERI/YELLOW [SP1514ADS-PEY]

GOBI

GREY/TANG/GOLD [SP1511GOB-GTG]

LUPINE JUMBLE

BRICK/PERI [SP1516LPJ-BRP]

ADOBE SPIKE

BRICK/SKY BLUE [SP1514ADS-BSB]

JOBA BRAID

BEIGE/GOLD [SP1519JBB-BGD]

LUPINE JUMBLE

BEIGE/SKY BLUE [SP1516LPJ-BSB]

ARID STREAM

PERI/TANG/SAGE [SP1527ARS-PTS]

KALAHARI

BRICK/BEIGE [SP1531KAL-BRB]

MIRAGE TRES

TAN/GOLD/PERI/TANG [SP1513MTS-TGP]

DESERT BLOSSOM

SAGE/GREY/TANG [SP1521DSB-SGT]

KALAHARI

PERIWINKLE/BEIGE [SP1531KAL-PEB]

MIRAGE TRES

GREY/PERI/YELLOW [SP1513MTS-GPY]


MOJAVE MELODY

BRICK/BEIGE/GOLD [SP1514MOJ-BBG]

RUSTIC ROTUNDA BRICK [SP1522RRA-BRK]

SAND SPIRE

BEIGE/GOLD/PERI [SP1521SDS-BGP]

POPPY JUMBLE

TANGERINE/YELLOW [SP1521PPJ-TAY]

RUSTIC ROTUNDA

BEIGE/GOLD [SP1522RRA-BGD]

SAND SPIRE

GREY/TANG/BRICK [SP1521SDS-GTB]

POPPY JUMBLE

PERIWINKLE/SAGE [SP1521PPJ-PES]

SAGUARO

SKY BLUE/PERI [SP1513SAG-SBP]

BANJO

BEIGE/GOLD [SP1503BNJ-BGD] BRICK [SP1503BNJ-BRK]

RUSTIC ROTUNDA SAGE [SP1522RRA-SAG]

SAGUARO

PINK/TANGERINE [SP1513SAG-PTN]

DAPHNE

YELLOW: [SP1501DAP-YEL] TANGERINE: [SP1501DAP-TNG] BRICK: [SP1501DAP-BRK] SKY BLUE: [SP1501DAP-SBL] PERIWINKLE: [SP1501DAP-PRW] TAN/GOLD: [SP1501DAP-TGD]


OUR FULL SPRING 2015 COLLECTION /// MIX AND MATCH YOUR FAVORITES

DAYDREAMER

TANG/BRICK/GREY [SP1508DDR-TBG] SKY BLUE/SAGE/GREY [SP1508DDR-SSG]

PRICKLY PEAR

BEIGE/GOLD/SAGE/TANG [SP1507PRP-BST]

STETSON ROE

YELLOW/PERI [SP1501STR-YLP] BEIGE/GOLD/PINK [SP1501STR-BGP]

DOT

GREY [SP1501DOT-GRY] SAGE [SP1501DOT-SAG] PINK [SP1501DOT-PNK]

RIPTIDE

TANG/PERI/PINK [SP1502RPD-TPP] SKY BLUE/BRICK/PERI [SP1502RPD-SBP]

AGAVE BLOSSOM

BRICK/GOLD [SP15E1AGB-BRG]

MORNING GLORY

TANGERINE [SP1501MRG-TNG] SKY BLUE [SP1501MRG-SBL]

SAHARA STRAP

BEIGE/GOLD [SP1509SSP-BGD] BRICK/GOLD [SP1509SSP-BRG]

AGAVE BLOSSOM

GREY/GOLD [SP15E1AGB-GRG]

OWAMI MIX

SAGE/PERI/TANG [SP1507WMX-SPT]

SNAPDRAGON

TANG/BRICK/PINK [SP1507SPD- TBP]


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MAKE UP & HAIR: RACHEL BURNEY

MODEL : K AT J A O P P E LT

PRODUCTION : JESSIE SIMONSON

UGANDA PHOTOGRAPHY: ALICE LEE

CATALOG DESIGN : K AY L A A D A M S

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31 Bits - Spring 2015  

The new Spring collection from 31 Bits

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The new Spring collection from 31 Bits

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