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31 Bits


A Bit About Our Brand OUR PRIMARY GOAL IS TO EMPOWER INDIVIDUALS IN UGANDA TO RISE ABOVE POVERTY. ON TOP OF THAT, WE CREATE PRODUCTS WITH EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY AND EXCELLENT DESIGN. IT’S A WIN/WIN.

Our Story 31 BITS IS A BUSINESS USING FASHION AND DESIGN TO EMPOWER WOMEN TO RISE ABOVE POVERTY. OUR JEWELRY IS MADE FROM RECYCLED PAPER BY WOMEN IN NORTHERN UGANDA. BY SELLING THEIR JEWELRY IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET, WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE OUR BENEFICIARIES WITH SUSTAINABLE MONTHLY INCOMES AND HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS, EMPOWERING THEM TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESSES IN UGANDA. EVERY PURCHASE IMPACTS A LIFE. LEARN MORE AT 31BITS.COM.

Design Inspiration THE SKIES ARE BLUE, THE SUN IS SHINING, AND LIFE IS JUST PEACHY. THAT’S WHY OUR SPRING 2013 COLLECTION IS FILLED WITH COLOR FROM COVER TO COVER. EACH PIECE PUTS CONFIDENCE AND OPTIMISM ON DISPLAY THROUGH UPLIFTING COLOR COMBINATIONS AND FRESH DESIGNS. FROM SOFT PINKS AND GREENS TO BOLD TANGERINES AND BLUES, WE’RE INDICATING POWER AND DEPTH WITH A FEMININE TWIST. WHETHER OR NOT THE CLOUDS ROLL IN…THIS LINE OF JEWELRY WILL BRING A BOUNTY OF BLISS AND EUPHORIA TO EVERY DAY OF SPRING.

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DON’T YOU LOVE WAKING UP WITH THE FEELING IT’S GOING TO BE A GOOD DAY? THE SKIES ARE PAINTED BLUE, FLOWERS ARE IN BLOOM, YOU FEEL LIKE HUMMING, THERE’S NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WORK AND PLAY, YOU FIND A PENNY ON THE GROUND OR EAT SWEETS FOR BREAKFAST.

YOU KNOW…A PEACHY KEEN KIND OF DAY. WHERE NOTHING CAN BRING YOU DOWN. THAT’S HOW IT FEELS AT OUR HEADQUARTERS IN UGANDA. IT’S ALWAYS A PEACHY KEEN KIND OF DAY. WE WORK WITH OVER 100 WOMEN WHO CAN WAKE UP EVERYDAY SURROUNDED BY OPTIMISM, COMMUNITY, ENDLESS LAUGHTER, CREATIVITY, FAMILY, UNPLANNED DANCE PARTIES, MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS, AND HOPE FOR BRIGHT FUTURES. WE ASKED THE LADIES OF 31 BITS WHAT THEIR FAVORITE TIME OF LIFE WAS…AND THEY SAID “RIGHT NOW!” BECAUSE RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE LIVING THEIR DREAMS. AT ONE TIME, IT SEEMED NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE, GO TO A DOCTOR, OR SEND THEIR KIDS TO SCHOOL. BUT RIGHT NOW, EACH OF THE WOMEN IN OUR PROGRAM HAVE A JOB, A COMMUNITY, AND A BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD. THEY SPEND THEIR DAYS CARING FOR THEIR FAMILIES, THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD, AND EACH OTHER. IT’S NOT UNCOMMON TO WALK INTO OUR HEADQUARTERS AND HEAR WOMEN SINGING AND CLAPPING. THEY LOVE TELLING STORIES AND THE AMOUNT OF LAUGHTER THAT FILLS THE DAY IS INDESCRIBABLE. RIGHT NOW, THESE WOMEN GET TO WAKE UP EVERYDAY, KNOWING IT WILL BE FILLED WITH HAPPINESS, EMPOWERMENT, AND HOPE. NOW THAT’S WHAT WE WOULD CONSIDER A GOOD DAY. YOU MIGHT EVEN CALL IT A PEACHY KEEN KIND OF DAY.

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Everly | SP1321EVE | CHAIN OF GOLD ACCENT BEADS WITH EMBROIDERED CIRCULAR PIECE. AVAILABLE IN BLUE/PEACH AND LAVENDER/GREEN.

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Luna | SP1321LUN | TWO-TONED, MID-LENGTH NECKLACE. AVAILABLE IN MINT/GREEN, BLUSH/PINK AND ORANGE/LAVENDER.

Half Moon | SP1305HLM | BRACELET USING TWO TONES OF BEADS CONNECTED BY LAYERS OF GOLD ACCENT BEADS. AVAILABLE IN PEACH/PINK AND BLUE/GREEN.

Poppet | SP1308PPT | EIGHT STRAND BRACELET WITH BLOCKS OF NAVY, TURQUOISE, AND GREEN. AVAILABLE IN ONE COLOR.

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Carrick Weave | SP1329CAW | NECKLACE INTERTWINING MULTIPLE STRANDS OF BEADS. AVAILABLE IN ONE COLOR.

Half Moon | SEE PAGE 8 |

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Jendy | SP1321JEN | TWO-TONED, MID-LENGTH NECKLACE. AVAILABLE IN LIGHT YELLOW AND LIGHT GREEN.

Morning Glory | SR1201MRG | SINGLE STRAND ELASTIC BRACELET WITH GOLD FLAKING. AVAILABLE IN LIGHT GREEN AND LIGHT PINK.

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Daybreak Knot | SP1215DAK | TWO-TONED, KNOTTED NECKLACE. AVAILABLE IN PEACH/LIGHT PINK AND MINT/LIGHT GREEN.

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Happy Night | SR1224HAP | MULTI-STRAND NECKLACE WITH CASCADING GOLD ACCENT BEADS. AVAILABLE IN TURQUOISE AND PEACH.

Bloomy Bunch | SP1306BLM | SIX STRAND BRACELET COMBINING SPRING PASTELS. AVAILABLE IN BLUE/YELLOW AND LAVENDER/PEACH.

Razzle Dazzle | SR1211RAZ | BIB SHAPED NECKLACE WITH WATERFALL OF SMALL AND MEDIUM SHAPED BEADS. AVAILABLE IN BLUE AND LIGHT GREEN.

Albright Bangle | SEE PAGE 21 |

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Parcel Loom | SP1303PAL | WOVEN BRACELET. AVAILABLE IN MINT/GREY.

Ferrimond | SP1315FAR | NECKLACE CONNECTING MULTIPLE STRANDS OF BEADS WITH BONE ACCENT PIECES. AVAILABLE IN ONE COLOR.

Daybreak Knot | SEE PAGE 13 |

Windsor | SP1315WND | A FIVE STRAND NECKLACE COMBINING TWO SHADES OF BLUE. AVAILABLE IN ONE COLOR.


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Daybreak Knot | SEE PAGE 13 |

Swivel | SEE PAGE 21 |

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Alloy | SP1301ALY | SINGLE BANGLE MADE ON WIRE USING GOLD ACCENT BEADS AND MISCELLANEOUS SHAPED BEADS. AVAILABLE IN ONE COLOR.

Parachute | SP1325PAR | NECKLACE COMPRISED OF MULTIPLE STRANDS OF BLUE AND YELLOW HUES. AVAILABLE IN ONE COLOR.

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Swivel | SP1318SWV | SHORT NECKLACE, INTERTWINING MULTIPLE STRANDS OF BEADS. AVAILABLE IN MINT/LIGHT GREEN AND ORANGE/TURQUOISE.

Pompon | SP1303PMP | DAINTY BRACELET OF GOLD ACCENT BEADS WITH EMBROIDERED CIRCULAR PIECE. AVAILABLE IN MINT/ORANGE AND LAVENDER/GREEN.

Albright Bangle | SP1301ALB | TWO-TONED BRACELETS MADE ON WIRE. SOLD INDIVIDUALLY. AVAILABLE IN GREEN/MINT, TURQUOISE AND PINK/PEACH.

Orchid Loop | SP1231RCL | SINGLE STRAND OF GOLD ACCENT BEADS ADORNED WITH RINGS OF COLORFUL BEADS. AVAILABLE IN TURQUOISE/PEACH.

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Tangle | WR1216TAN | SIX STRANDS OF TWO-TONED BEADS, LOOPED TOGETHER WITH GOLD ACCENT BEADS. AVAILABLE IN TURQUOISE/MINT.

Rock Garden | SP1306RKG | MULTI-STRAND BRACELET WITH BONE ACCENT PIECES. AVAILABLE IN BLUE/GREEN.

Half Moon | SEE PAGE 8 |

Luna | SEE PAGE 8 |

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Our Team

PHOTOGRAPHER:  TREVER HOEHNE STYLIST:  SUMMER WATKINS PRODUCTION: JESSIE SIMONSON MAKE-UP:  AMY CLARKE HAIR:  DIANNA BAUTISTA MODELS: NATALIE FABRY AND MORIAH PETERS UGANDA PHOTOGRAPHY: AMY HAHN PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY AND CATALOG DESIGN: KAYLA ADAMS

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A Glimpse at Spring 2013

CARRICK WEAVE [SP1329CAW]

DAYBREAK KNOT [SP1215DAK]

EVERLY [SP1321EVE]

AVAILABLE IN ONE COLOR

AVAILABLE IN PEACH/LIGHT PINK & LIGHT GREEN/MINT

AVAILABLE IN BLUE/PEACH & LAVENDER/GREEN

FERRIMOND [SP1315FAR]

HAPPY NIGHT [SR1224HAP]

JENDY [SP1321JEN]

LUNA [SP1321LUN]

ORCHID LOOP [SP1231RCL]

AVAILABLE IN ONE COLOR

AVAILABLE IN TURQUOISE & PEACH

AVAILABLE IN LIGHT GREEN & LIGHT YELLOW

AVAILABLE IN MINT/GREEN, ORANGE/LAVENDER, & BLUSH/PINK

AVAILABLE IN TURQUOISE/PEACH

PARACHUTE [SP1325PAR]

RAZZLE DAZZLE [SR1211RAZ]

SWIVEL [SP1318SWV]

AVAILABLE IN ONE COLOR

AVAILABLE IN BLUE & LIGHT GREEN

AVAILABLE IN MINT/LIGHT GREEN & ORANGE/TURQUOISE

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TANGLE [WR1216TAN]

WINDSOR [SP1315WND]

ALBRIGHT BANGLE [SP1301ALB]

ALLOY [SP1301ALY]

BECKETT BUNDLE [SP1306BKB]

AVAILABLE IN TURQUOISE/MINT

AVAILABLE IN BLUE

AVAILABLE IN GREEN/MINT, TURQUOISE, & PINK/PEACH

AVAILABLE IN ONE COLOR

AVAILABLE IN GREEN/PINK

BLOOMY BUNCH [SP1306BLM]

BUBBLES [SP1301BUB]

DAPHNE [FW1001DAP]

HALF MOON [SP1305HLM]

AVAILABLE IN BLUE/YELLOW & LAVENDER/PEACH

AVAILABLE IN BLUE HUES

AVAILABLE IN LIGHT PINK, PEACH LIGHT GREEN, TURQUOISE, MINT, LIGHT YELLOW, & BLUE

AVAILABLE IN PEACH/PINK & BLUE/GREEN

MORNING GLORY [SR1201MRG] AVAILABLE IN LIGHT PINK & LIGHT GREEN

*single strand bracelet sold individually

PARCEL LOOM [SP1303PAL]

POMPON [SP1303PMP]

POPPET [SP1308PPT]

REVEL BRAID [SP1306REV]

ROCK GARDEN [SP1306RKG]

AVAILABLE IN MINT/GREY

AVAILABLE IN MINT/ORANGE & LAVENDER/GREEN

AVAILABLE IN ONE COLOR

AVAILABLE IN MINT/ROSE & BLUE/PEACH

AVAILABLE IN BLUE/GREEN

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Spring 2013