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spring /summer 2012 noondaycollection.com


Our group in Uganda is headed by Jalia and her husband Daniel. Together, they design, organize, and mentor the men and women of their community while they create our exclusive pieces. 2

“I have a dream of becoming a famous designer; in this way I can attract a higher market, and be able to support my people, as they work to get out of poverty, which has crippled so many,” says Jalia.

Refugees from war torn countries arrive with hope upon their resettlement in America. They hear of America, Wal-Marts lined with food, clean water, and free schools and believe that a life of freedom awaits them. However, due to language barriers, few job opportunities, and discrimination, they are faced with just as many challenges. Huang has come a long way since she arrived in the United States two years ago.

When we first met her, she was preparing to have her third baby while her husband was desperately looking for a job. Today, her husband has a wonderful job where he’s well-loved and Huang is able to contribute to the family’s income. Huang learned how to create textiles from her mother. In partnership with a group in Austin called Hill Country Tribers, she is teaching other women in the group how to create jewelry and investing in the next generation.

Alma Cristina is a very talented weaver from Santa Catarina Palopo, a village in western Guatemala. She studied beyond the average woman from her village, completing 6th grade at the age of 12. Due to pressure from her parents, Alma Cristina left school and joined her four sisters as weavers.

Weaving has allowed her to earn an income and cover her children’s education costs. Though she and her husband are currently renting their home, her ability to contribute to a household income has enabled them to construct their own home.


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NE010MT Mediterranean Sea Necklace $38 / India / Mediterranean Sea-colored beads nestle inside several gold-threaded loops. Handmade by a fair trade artisan group in India that creates avenues of employment for the economically disadvantaged.

NE023AC Light Layers Necklace $56 / Ecuador / Multiple strands of hand-dyed, earth colored açaí beads come together to make an eye-catching statement necklace. 18 - 20’’ long. This piece is handcrafted of sustainable seeds by artisans in Ecuador. It takes 3 months for the seed to become a bead. The artisans have been able to rise out of poverty and now employ other community members with the same vision for them! Available in the following colors: NE023AC-seagrn, NE023AC-grey

NE029RL Dangling Filigree Necklace $138 / Ethiopia / Charming. Unique. Versatile. The longest strand is approximately 32” long and adds that extra drama to an otherwise basic outfit. Handmade by artisans in Ethiopia using recycled metal beads and melted-down war weapons. This necklace is truly a statement piece. Genuine silver embellishments are made by a local silversmith. Each of these spectacular beads is a unique piece of artwork. Loop-tie closure.


Mix hand honed seeds that create our Light Layers Necklace in grey with our handcut Wind Chime Earrings in gold vermeil for a sophisticated look.

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NE013HE Coin Necklace $32 / India / Silver and brass colored coin and flower charms dangle along a 23” adjustable chain. Brass will oxidize over time. The Ana Art Group is a family owned artisan business that receives a living wage for their work and is certified Fair Trade. “I had been working in this art for 10 years before I learned about fair trade. I now work only with fair trade buyers, I charge more for my products, and I finally can enjoy my work.” says Naseem, on the artisans based in Delhi.

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NE012MT Urban Knot Necklace $32 / India / Multi-colored brass chains come together in a knot. Brass will oxidize over time. Approximately 22” long. Handmade by a fair trade artisan group in India that creates avenues of employment for the economically disadvantaged.

NE030WF This Way Necklace $36 / India / Beads and threads form a bold geometric statement on a light necklace. Handmade by artisan groups in India that help low-income artisans move towards economic self-sufficiency. The group is certified fair trade and promotes sustainability on all levels and creates opportunities to alleviate poverty. Artisans receive fair wages, education, financial and technical assitance, and have safe working conditions.


NE019JD Golden Ribbons Necklace $148 / Nepal / Links of handmade chains cascade for a delicate statement.Handcut brass, 10K gold plate, lobster clasp. Designed by Jane Diaz, who has been working with Nepalese silversmiths for more than 20 years. From blocks of pure silver and gold they mill the metal to plates and wires and build this jewelry from scratch!

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NE011AS The Zoe Necklace $48 / Uganda / We collaborated with our artisans in Uganda to create a lightweight, eye-catching necklace. Each bead is handmade from paper and then strung delicately with gold colored glass beads. Measures 15’’ to 18’’ in length with an adjustable loop closure. Handmade by African Style, a group that Noonday Collection helped launch in Uganda. Available in the following colors: NE011AS-coral, NE011AS-turq


NE020AC Brightly Colored Acai Rope $39 / Ecuador / A cascade of acai seeds that can be worn as a double or triple strand and measures 75� in length. This piece is handcrafted of sustainable seeds by artisans in Ecuador. It takes 3 months for the seed to become a bead. The artisans have been able to rise out of poverty and now employ other community members with the same vision for them! Available in the following colors: NE020AC-turq, NE020AC-hotpink

NE022AC Dulce Necklace $78 / Ecuador / Tagua seeds are carved and polished to create these perfect hexagonal shapes. The chips are strung together to create a geometric bib necklace and finished with a leather tie. 18-24 inches long. Bib portion is 2.25 inches tall and 6 inches wide. This piece is handcrafted of sustainable seeds by artisans in Ecuador. It takes 3 months for the seed to become a bead. The artisans have been able to rise out of poverty and now employ other community members with the same vision for them!

NE016AC Inca Steps Necklace $72 / Ecuador / The Inca steps necklace is handcrafted by Ecuadorian artisans of nuts from the tagua palm. It is Eco-friendly, and needs nothing more than a white tee shirt! This piece is handcrafted of sustainable seeds by artisans in Ecuador. It takes 3 months for the seed to become a bead. The artisans have been able to rise out of poverty and now employ other community members with the same vision for them! Available in the following colors: NE016AC-teal, NE016AC-coral


seed to bead jewelry { how it’s made }

Ecuador All of our jewelry from Ecuador is created from seeds that are sustainably harvested in the Andean region of Ecuador. Some materials are gathered from the rainforest floor while others require a skilled farmer to climb high into the tropical canopy to harvest ripe pods. Through a manual, low energy process, tagua, acai, and pambil seeds are transformed into fashion forward pieces that tell a story of sustainability. Each bead will have sculptural natural irregularities, both in color and form, to create a truly one of a kind piece. After the seeds are transformed to beads, skillful artisans craft them into beautiful bracelets,

necklaces, and earrings. Noonday Collection, in partnership with the Andean Collection, offers artisans the opportunity to participate in the global market while inspiring you with access to the elusive world of the rural Andes. Their non-profit arm, Andean Project, ensures that this new market access is productive and healthy and addresses other poverty related social issues. Two of those artisans, Nancy and Carlos, create jewelry in their home workshop and hope to one day meet the people that buy their jewelry. The couple looks forward to their continued access to the global market to save for their children’s education. “It fills us with great pride to know that our work is appreciated throughout the world. Thank you for allowing us to make a living from our craft.”

(photos of Ecuadorian artisans courtesy Andean Collection)

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NE002MT Dainty Everyday Necklace $32 / India / Brass and stone beads hang daintily from a 16” chain. Handmade by a fair trade artisan group in India that creates avenues of employment for economically disadvantaged artisans in the home-based sector.

NE009AS Embira Seed Necklace $38 / Uganda / The embira seed is a natural seed native to Uganda. The light grey color makes this an extremely versatile necklace. These Embira seed necklaces are one of Noonday’s most popular pieces! This 76” necklace can be doubled or tripled. Handmade by African Style, a group that Noonday Collection helped launch in Uganda.

{ Two necklaces shown here }

NE015AN Beachside Necklace $24 / Rwanda / We are excited to partner with African New Life in Rwanda and their tailoring program of women who proudly crafted these fun necklaces. A perfect punch of brights for your upcoming vacation. Adjustable.


It’s that kind of day, when adding a punch of bright to your look will put a confidence in your step. Wear our Rock Star Earrings, Sseko Sandals, Threaded Bangle, Ripples Bangles, and the totally joyful pop of our Beachside Necklace to guarantee sun.

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NE008ND Daughters First Diamond $78 / Thailand / This handmade 16� necklace is designed for mother or daughter and makes the sweetest statement. The necklace is made of 24K goldplated sterling silver with a genuine 1 point diamond. Satin Finish, Vermeil Style. This piece is made in Thailand by a group that receives a fair wage for their work and other important benefits. A portion of the profits provides a woman with a microcredit loan.

NE026RL Tri-Tubular Necklace $82 / Ethiopia / Three handcrafted tubes of silver metal hang from dainty upcycled beads. This piece is handmade in Ethiopia using recycled nickel, copper, and bronze melted down from previous war weapons. Most of the artisans who created the pieces are HIV positive and receive healthcare and literacy training in addition to job training.

NE006ND Sterling Circles Necklace $36 / Bali / The simplicity of sterling dangles from your neckline. Three sterling silver circles hang on a delicate 16� sterling silver finished chain. Finished with spring ring clasp. Handmade in Bali by a group that utilizes fair trade standards in the workplace. A portion of profits also provides a micro credit loan towards a business woman.


NE014AS Twisted Necklace $44 / Uganda / Twist them, play with them. The easy breezy neutral colors of this necklace create a fun statement for this season’s pastel trend. Handmade by African Style, a group in Uganda that Noonday Collection helped to launch.

NE001AS Minted Necklace $28 / Uganda / The rave color for this season comes to you in a simple necklace that can be worn long or doubled. Approximately 38” long. This piece is handmade by African Style, a group that Noonday Collection helped launch in Uganda.

NE025RL Entoto Necklace $92 / Ethiopia / Tribal. Couture. Exotic. Rocker. This necklace makes a statement, so prepare to stand out. Handmade by artisans in Ethiopia using traditional beading techniques. Beads are made with nickel, copper, and bronze melted down from previous items including weapons from past conflicts. Loop-tie closure, 10.5’’ in length. Most of the artisans who created the pieces are HIV positive and receive healthcare and literacy training in addition to job training. Not only are they are learning a skill, but they are learning that their life matters.


NE024RL Triangular Necklace $62 / Ethiopia / This season’s fashion is all about definition and structure. Embrace the modern, geometric trend with this triangular long necklace. Measures 17’’ in length. This piece is handmade in Ethiopia using recycled nickel, copper, and bronze melted down from previous war weapons. Most of the artisans who created the pieces are HIV positive and receive healthcare and literacy training in addition to job training. Not only are they are learning a skill, but they are learning that their life matters.

NE021AC Cascading Falls Necklace $138 / Ecuador / Cascades of acai and pambil seeds drape around and around to create this 36” statement necklace. This piece is handcrafted of sustainable seeds by artisans in Ecuador. It takes 3 months for the seed to become a bead. The artisans have been able to rise out of poverty and now employ other community members with the same vision for them! Available in the following colors: NE021AC-ivory, NE021AC-salmon

NE027RL Beza Charm Necklace $84 / Ethiopia / Leather and charms compliment one another in this necklace. Approximately 24” long. This piece is handmade in Ethiopia using recycled nickel, copper, and bronze melted down from previous war weapons. Most of the artisans who created the pieces are HIV positive and receive healthcare and literacy training in addition to job training.


Our Packaged Pretty Earrings, Acai Rope Necklace, Tagua Seed Bracelet, Funky Paperbead Bracelets, Ssekos, and Beza necklace add an ethnic flare to a delicate white lace top.

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NE003AS Horizon Necklace $34 / Uganda / What a simple necklace in colors that come alive on every woman. This piece is handmade by African Style, a group that Noonday Collection helped launch in Uganda.

NE004AS Funky Paper Bead Necklace $28 / Uganda / This necklace is made from individually recycled paper beads. Measuring 74’’ in length, it can be doubled or tripled and worn with anything. Handmade by African Style, a group Noonday Collection helped to launch in Uganda.

NE005MT Bouquet Necklace $36 / India / A bundle of freshly cut glass beads hangs from a long brass chain. The chain adjusts to size, between 19’’ and 23’’ in length. Handmade by a fair trade artisan group in India that creates avenues of employment for economically disadvantaged artisans in the homebased sector.


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NE028JD Precious Tetris Necklace $220 / Nepal / An heirloom piece with stunning faceted chrysoprase set in oxidized German Silver sparkles and shines. Each stone is hand cut and then set in handmade silver. This necklace won’t just get attention but will command it! Designed by Jane Diaz, who has been working with Nepalese silversmiths for more than 20 years. From blocks of pure silver they mill the metal to plates and wires and build this jewelry from scratch! The stones will vary slightly in color.


NE007AS Gemstone Paper Necklace $24 / Uganda / We are in love with jewel tones! Get the look with this stunning necklace. Our favorite stones like emerald and blue topaz are translated into handmade paper beads dangling 19’’ long. Handmade by African Style, a group that Noonday Collection helped launch in Uganda.

NE017AS Kampala with Love Necklace $38 / Uganda / Layers of red paper beads dangle from 15.5’’ of twisted African fabric. Handmade by African Style, a group that Noonday Collection helped launch in Uganda.

NE018AS Happy Day Necklace $34 / Uganda / The perfect way to bring a splash of joy to any wardrobe! This necklace features sunshine paper beads that hang from an African twist of fabric. Measures 11’’ in length. Handmade by African Style, a group that Noonday Collection helped launch in Uganda.


Pull off that Maxi dress when you layer it with some dainty pieces and a cuff with an attitude. Gemstone Paperbead Necklace, Taj Cuff, Riverbed in turquoise, and Art Deco Earrings come together for a casual but put together look.

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paper beads

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{ how it’s made }

Kampala, Uganda Bukenya lives on less than a $1 a day earned from laying bricks.

Paperbeads are created by rolling various lengths and colors of paper strips

There are some weeks that

around a tiny toothpick. The beads are

go by where he doesn’t get

then varnished several times before

paid by the construction

they become the fashionable

manager and he is soon

necklaces, earrings, and

sleeping on the floor of a

bracelets we have come to love.

man’s house who opens his doors nightly for 40-50 homeless Ugandans.

Coral and Bukenya are part of a group that has become a family to Noonday Collection.

At least, that was how Bukenya was living. Now he has a small house of his own, which he shares with his wife, Coral.

“We now have a home, and we even have furniture for our home and got

He met her while she was also homeless,

prenatal care for Coral’s last pregnancy.” All

having been abandoned twice by men

this was made possible because they learned

after becoming pregnant.

how to roll beads out of strips of paper.


EA007AS Rock Star Earrings $28 / Uganda / Bright tangerine paperbeads mix with silver chains for the rock star in you. This piece is handmade by African Style, a group that Noonday Collection helped launch in Uganda.

EA005AS Angular Earrings $38 / Uganda / Hammered gold wire captures our handcrafted paperbeads for a sophisticated look. This piece is handmade by African Style, a group that Noonday Collection helped launch in Uganda.

EA006AS Packaged Pretty Earrings $38 / Uganda / Hammered gold wire packages our individually handcrafted paper beads for a fun play for your lobes. This piece is handmade by African Style, a group that Noonday Collection helped launch in Uganda.


EA035RL Addis Earrings $48 / Ethiopia / Antique charms are replicated in these upcycled blend of metals that lend an ethnic flair to your accessories collection. Most of the artisans who created the pieces are HIV positive and receive healthcare and literacy training in addition to job training.

EA003AS Large Cow Horn Hoops $28 / Uganda / Carved from the tremendous cow horns known in Uganda. Please know that each earring is handcut from a different part of the horn so each earring will vary in color and shape. Most measure over 2.5’’ in length and just over 2’’ in width. Truly one-ofa-kind! Handmade by African Style, a group that Noonday Collection helped launch in Uganda.

EA002AS Small Cow Horn Hoops $28 / Uganda / Carved from the tremendous cow horns known in Uganda. Please know that each earring is handcut from a different part of the horn so each earring will vary in color and shape. Most measure about 1.5’’ x 1’’. Handmade by African Style, a group that Noonday Collection helped launch in Uganda.


A little bit of sass and a little bit of sweetness, we love the Cross Shoulder Boho for its comfort and pattern. A splash of pink only needs some shine with our Addis Earrings, Fusion Bracelet, and Tubular Bracelet.

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EA037JD Chevron Dangle Earrings $89 / Nepal / Modern geometry creates a dazzling statement. Handcut brass, 10K gold plate, sterling silver earwires. Designed by Jane Diaz, who has been working with Nepalese silversmiths for more than 20 years. From blocks of pure silver and gold they mill the metal to plates and wires and build this jewelry from scratch!

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EA036JD Art Deco Earrings $108 / Nepal / Slip on the epitome of enchanting luxury and embrace the power of your savvy style senses. These deco era inspired earrings are created from faceted baguettes of chysoprase and set in oxidized German silver. Designed by Jane Diaz, who has been working with Nepalese silversmiths for more than 20 years. From blocks of pure silver and gold they mill the metal to plates and wires and build this jewelry from scratch!


EA030WM Agate Drop Earrings $36 / USA by refugees / Semiprecious turquoise agate beads hand-wrapped with 22k gold vermeil ear wires, these favorites measure 1’’ in length. These have been featured in Cosmopolitan. Designed by Wendy Minks and created in a NYC workshop by some of the first Tibetan artisans to find refuge in America. Your piece has been handmade by Lobsong, Sang-Mo, Tomo, Tenzin, Renzin, Yeshi, Tsering, Tsering, or Tsering (yes, there are 3!)

EA011MT Eternity Earrings $24 / India / Layered loops of brass form a fun, teardrop shaped earring. Brass will oxidize over time. Approximately 2” long. Handmade by a fair trade artisan group in India that creates avenues of employment for the economically disadvantaged. Available in the following colors: EA011MT-brass, EA011MT-silver

EA018MT Sweet Silver Studs $26 / India / Petite brass circles with a silver colored finish are the perfect everyday earring. They are the perfect size too, measuring just one half of an inch! Handmade by an artisan group in India that creates avenues of employment for economically disadvantaged artisans in the home-based sector.


EA034WM Malachite Maze Earrings $69 / USA by refugees / Delicate yet bold, these handmade gold tone teardrop earrings have a row of malachite. 22K gold vermeil, 22K earring wire. These measure 3�x 2�. Designed by Wendy Minks and created in a NYC workshop by some of the first Tibetan artisans to find refuge in America. Your piece has been handmade by Lobsong, Sang-Mo, Tomo, Tenzin, Renzin, Yeshi, Tsering, Tsering, or Tsering (yes, there are 3!).

EA019MT Mediterranean Sea Earrings $32 / India / Mediterranean Sea-colored beads nestle inside a gold-threaded loop. Approximately 1-3/4� in diameter. Handmade by a fair trade artisan group in India that creates avenues of employment for the economically disadvantaged.

EA026WF Stamped Circle Earrings $24 / India / Flirty and fun, these earrings dangle and shine for an every day look. Handmade by artisan groups in India that help low-income artisans move towards economic self-sufficiency. The group is certified fair trade and promotes sustainability on all levels and creates opportunities to alleviate poverty. Artisans receive fair wages, education, financial and technical assitance, and have safe working conditions.

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Romantic lace layered with our most romantic pieces, our Cut Lace Earrings, Mediterranean Sea Necklace, and Gold Cubist Cuff.

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EA024MT Japanese Fan Earrings $26 / India / A perfect day for a stroll in a Japanese tea garden. Turquoise bead fringe dangles from a brass-enameled fan. Brass will oxidize over time. Approximately 2” across. Handmade by a fair trade artisan group in India that creates avenues of employment for the economically disadvantaged.

EA013WF Bone Carved Leaf Earrings $26 / India / These natural cow bone carved earrings are handmade by an artisan co-op in India. Measuring 2’’ x 1.25’’, they are a perfect feminine accent piece. Handmade by artisan groups in India that help low-income artisans move towards economic self-sufficiency. The group is certified fair trade and promotes sustainability on all levels and creates opportunities to alleviate poverty. Artisans receive fair wages, education, financial and technical assitance, and have safe working conditions.


Metallics and neon make a perfect backdrop for our Japanese Fan Earrings and Tri Tubular Necklace.

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EA009AS Woven Earrings $20 / Uganda / These handwoven earrings are finished in sterling silver earbacks. Fun and ready to play, these lightweight earrings make a statement. Handmade by African Style, a group Noonday Collection helped launch.

EA033RL Tiered Hoop Earrings $36 / Ethiopia / A double tier hoop that will take you from day to night. This piece is handmade in Ethiopia using recycled nickel, copper, and bronze melted down from previous war weapons. Most of the artisans who created the pieces are HIV positive and receive healthcare and literacy training in addition to job training.

EA015MT Metal Feather Earrings $26 / India / This ever trendy feather earring captures a peacock’s color and glamour in one beautiful piece. Hangs 2.5’’ long. Handmade by a fair trade artisan group in India that creates avenues of employment for economically disadvantaged artisans in the home-based sector.


EA021WF Blooming Chandelier $26 / India / A fun reminder that spring is never far away. This collection of blooms measures 2.25’’ in length and 1.25’’ in width. Handmade by artisan groups in India that help low-income artisans move towards economic selfsufficiency. The group is certified fair trade and promotes sustainability on all levels and creates opportunities to alleviate poverty. Artisans receive fair wages, education, financial and technical assitance, and have safe working conditions.

EA022MT Cleopatra Earrings $20 / India / These brass earrings in silver boast a hand stamped look and measure 2.25”in length. Handmade by a fair trade artisan group in India that creates avenues of employment for economically disadvantaged artisans in the home-based sector.

EA014HE Stranded Earrings $22 / India / Dangling beads in nude with gold accents are fun for day or night. Measure 2.5’’ long. The Ana Art Group is a family owned artisan business that receives a living wage for their work and is certified Fair Trade. “I had been working in this art for 10 years before I learned about fair trade. I now work only with fair trade buyers, I charge more for my products, and I finally can enjoy my work” says Naseem, on the artisans based in Delhi. Available in the following colors: EA014HE-gold, EA014HE-silver


EA027JD Cut Lace Earring $48 / Nepal / Modern lace cut out dances daintily. Handcut brass, 10K gold plate, sterling earwire. Designed by Jane Diaz, who has been working with Nepalese silversmiths for more than 20 years. From blocks of pure silver and gold they mill the metal to plates and wires and build this jewelry from scratch!

EA032JD Wind Chime Earrings $58 / Nepal / A modern take on the chandelier. Handcut brass, 10K gold plate, sterling silver earwire. Designed by Jane Diaz, who has been working with Nepalese silversmiths for more than 20 years. From blocks of pure silver and gold they mill the metal to plates and wires and build this jewelry from scratch!

EA025ND Petit Or Earrings $38 / Bali / An every day earring you will want to wear forever and just a half an inch long so you can! The earrings are 24K gold plated sterling silver. They have a vermeil-style hammer finish with oval post earrings. Handmade in Bali by a fair trade group of artisans, gold plated in the U.S.A. A portion of net proceeds also provides a microfinance loan to a woman owned business in the developing world.


EA008MT Whitney Earrings $34 / India / A delicate strand of glass turquoise beads dangles elegantly from a brass chain hanging 2’’ in length. Handmade by an artisan group in India that creates avenues of employment for economically disadvantaged artisans in the home-based sector.

EA016WF Antique Bronze Earrings $28 / India / The antique bronze look creates the perfect accessory for many occasions. These elegant earrings dangle 2.5’’ in length and 1’’ in width. Handmade by artisan groups in India that help low-income artisans move towards economic selfsufficiency. The group is certified fair trade and promotes sustainability on all levels and creates opportunities to alleviate poverty. Artisans receive fair wages, education, financial and technical assitance, and have safe working conditions.

EA012MT Peacock Earrings $26 / India / Whimsical and fun, these brass peacock earrings will carry you through the year. Measures 2’’ long for a great length. Brass will oxidize over time.


EA001AS Pearl Drop Earrings $28 / Uganda / Simple and elegantly handcrafted paperbeads hang from sterling silver wire. This piece is handmade by African Style, a group that Noonday Collection helped launch in Uganda.

EA020WF Crescent Moon Earrings $32 / India / Silver threads wrap around a brass crescent moon. 2� wide by 2-1/4� high. Brass will oxidize over time. Handmade by artisan groups in India that help low-income artisans move towards economic self-sufficiency. The group is certified fair trade and promotes sustainability on all levels and creates opportunities to alleviate poverty. Artisans receive fair wages, education, financial and technical assitance, and have safe working conditions.

EA004CA Tiny Ceramic Aztec Earrings $24 / Guatemala / Easing into the tribal trend? These are perfect for you. Each one of these beads is hand created by Jaime in a studio in Antigua, Guatemala. The beads are then handwoven by a group of women who receives a fair wage for their work.


Walking the markets of Guatemala, we discovered a small workshop where tiny ceramic beads become works of art. Our Tiny Ceramic Aztec Earrings are striking with our Minted Necklace and the must have Nomadic Cuff. The perfect balance of bold and sweet.

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EA010MT Sun Disc Earrings $24 / India / We were thrilled to discover a 1” disc handcut from brass. These are the perfect size for an everyday earring. Brass will oxidize over time. Handmade by a fair trade artisan group in India that creates avenues of employment for economically disadvantaged artisans in the home-based sector.

EA023WF Organic Lace Earrings $28 / India / Intricate lace is a trend for seasons to come. These popular earrings feature tiny wooden beads that hang from a web of bronze measuring about 2’’x 2’’. Handmade by artisan groups in India that help low-income artisans move towards economic self-sufficiency. The group is certified fair trade and promotes sustainability on all levels and creates opportunities to alleviate poverty. Artisans receive fair wages, education, financial and technical assitance, and have safe working conditions.

EA029WM Gold Deco Earrings $78 / USA by refugees / Gorgeous gold chandeliers shot in Cosmopolitan magazine. 22k gold vermeil. These measure just over 2.5”x2”. Simple and very wearable style! Designed by Wendy Minks and created in a NYC workshop by some of the first Tibetan artisans to find refuge in America. Your piece has been handmade by Lobsong, Sang-Mo, Tomo, Tenzin, Renzin, Yeshi, Tsering, Tsering, or Tsering (yes, there are 3!).


EA028RL Tubular Hoop Earrings $42 / Ethiopia / A handcrafted tube of silver metal is strung from upcycled metals. This piece is handmade in Ethiopia using recycled nickel, copper, and bronze melted down from previous war weapons. Most of the artisans who created the pieces are HIV positive and receive healthcare and literacy training in addition to job training.

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EA017MT Looped Drops Earrings $28 / India / Layered loops of brass form a fun, teardrop shaped earring. Brass will oxidize over time. Approximately 2� long. Handmade by a fair trade artisan group in India that creates avenues of employment for the economically disadvantaged.


SC004CA Whimsical Scarf $58 / Guatemala / Clusters of freshly sprouted bundles of hand dyed cotton gather for artistic measure. Handwoven and then dyed from natural plants that grow near the magical region of Lago de Atitlan. Our Noonday team had the pleasure of working with the women in San Juan de Atitlan, learning the natural dying process of this scarf. The scarf is made by a cooperative of women who share a passion to continue the heirloom weavings of the Mayan people.

SC005AC Quarry Checkered Infinity Scarf $58 / Ecuador / This scarf is a perfect year-round accessory as it is wonderfully lightweight and comes in a wide array of colors to complement each season. It is made out of acrylic and handwoven on looms. The scarf wraps two to three times around the neck. One size fits all. Handcrafted in Ecuador by a group of artisans who are also shareholders in the company. They have been able to rise out of poverty and now employ other community members with the same vision for them!

SC007AA Threadwork Duo Scarf $54 / Guatemala / Delicate stitchery shields against air conditioned drafts. A delicate duo of lightly woven thread. Handwoven in Guatemala by a woman who received a microcredit loan of just a few hundred dollars (on average) to enable her to increase her earning potential and improve her way of life. The scarf tells the story of the powerful and positive effects of microcredit for impoverished people around the world.


Romantically inspired look for a lightweight outing. Pictured on model are the Crocheted Bracelet, Whimsical Scarf, and Looped Drops Earrings.

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SC006AA Brightly Lined Scarf $45 / Guatemala / Lines dance for joy in a scarf to be worn on your happy days. The lightest of weight even for the warmest of days. Handwoven in Guatemala by a woman who received a microcredit loan of just a few hundred dollars (on average) to enable her to increase her earning potential and improve her way of life. The scarf tells the story of the powerful and positive effects of microcredit for impoverished people around the world.

SC001CA Nod to Neon Scarf $42 / Guatemala / We can’t resist a nod to the neon trend with this bold striped scarf matched with our favorite grey. It is handwoven in Guatemala by a group of women who proudly keeps the traditional artistry of the Mayan culture alive.

SC003AD Amethyst Scarf $42 / Guatemala / Fall for color this season with this playful scarf handwoven in shades of purple. It’s the only thing you need to add brightness to your seasonal look.Handwoven in Guatemala by a woman who recieved a microcredit loan of just a few hundred dollars to enable her to increase her earning potential and improve her way of life. The scarf tells the story of the powerful and positive effects of microcredit for impoverished people around the world.


guatemalan textiles { how it’s made }

Guatemala Gertrudis left school at a young age and was

groups in Guatemala. The highly intricate designs

sent to sell handcrafts in the local artisan

communicate their personal identity, their heritage,

market near

and their ideological beliefs. In pre-Columbian times,

her town of

only the elite classes could own or wear

Santa Catarina

ornately woven cloth and clothing. Today,

Palopo in Guatemala. She

weaving has become a cornerstone in the

soon learned Spanish, in

economic survival of both households and villages.

addition to her native Kaquchikel. For 7 years, she became an expert salesperson, and learned more about the

The art of natural dye making has been a long standing tradition in the Lago de Atitlan

opportunities that speaking Spanish could bring

region. Local leaves, flowers, and

her. She now weaves her own pieces from home

bark are boiled, their natural colors

and, due to her access to microcredit loans, she wants to invest in renting a small artisan shop in

extracted, and the yarn is dyed to create an entirely organic process.

the local lakeside market. Each scarf in our collection is woven using Weaving in Guatemala has played an integral role in the lives of the over 25 Mayan people

handlooms the women make and the textiles take anywhere from 4-8 hours to create.

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HA001SK The Perfect Sun Hat $58 / Madagascar / A fun way to protect your beauty from the rays in a color that suits every woman. This hat was handwoven of raffia in Madagascar by a group of artisans that receive a living wage for their work.

HB008HT Phuket Shoulder Bag $98 / Thailand / Geometric, ethnic, recycled and chic. Measuring 16’’ long and 10’’ deep, this is perfect for the office, the market, or anywhere in between. Each bag is a completely unique work of art, so please note that fabric and prints will vary from the photo. Leather straps, zip closure, internal pockets. The Thai designers who create this bag purchase old and new fabrics form the Hilltribe people. Available in the following colors: HB008HT-purples, HB008HT-reds, HB008HT-blues

HB003CA Thatched Pom Bag $34 / Guatemala / An airy weave creates the perfect summer go-to bag for beach towels or freshly grown fruit. The poms remind us of what the season is all about. Poms will vary in size and color. This item is woven in the highland area of Guatemala from dried palm leaves that grow prolifically in the area. The women weave from their homes, and take great pride in their work.


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HB007JT El Mar Woven Beach Bag $144 / Laos / The beach bag when you need to take it all to the beach. Perfect for seaside days with the family. This hand woven beach bag is created from organic cotton and natural dyes by a village of women in Laos. All raw materials to create the natural dyes are grown in their village. Each textile takes three days for the women to weave. The El Mar Woven Beach Bag has an interior cross body strap and beaded shell charm. Dimensions: L30 x H17 x W7.5 Straps: 15� and 39� on interior.

HB005JT Cross Shoulder Boho $186 / Laos / The natural dyes create a soft color statement contrasted with a bold geometric pattern. The richly embellished bag designed to be worn across the shoulders is hand-woven in Laos and finished with leather in Thailand. Each textile is woven on a traditional loom and supports women in rural Laos. Dimensions: L15 x H13 x W3 inches.

HB006JT Very Special Tote $124 / Laos / The tote with the mostest for all your summer reading. This hand woven tote bag is created from organic cotton and natural dyes by a village of women in Laos. All raw materials to create the natural dyes are grown in their village. Each textile takes three days for the women to weave. Dimensions: L15 x H15 x W3 inches.


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HB004HE Patchwork Makeup Bag $22 / India / The perfect gift idea or makeup bag to make the inside of your purse as cute as the outside. Assorted colors with floral prints and hand stitching. Each one is completely unique so get ready to be surprised! Measures 7.5’’ by 9.5’’ so it will fit everything, including your toothbrush. A group of artisans in western India handcrafts this piece. This region has little agricultural opportunity, so many people use hand labor as a source of income. Artisans also receive development help.

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HB002HE Patchwork Clutch $36 / India / This hard shell clutch is covered in assorted colorful fabrics with a floral design. It features a Kantha style stitching detail across the clutch, and has a zipper closure and inside zipper pocket. Measures 10”x 5”. Fine stitching is the specialty of these artisans, many who are tailors by profession. The organization aims to guide them and help them achieve a better future. Available in brighter tones like pink, red, turquoise and lime green or darker tones like black, grey, royal blue and brown. Enjoy the surprise as the artisans make them in the colors they have available to them at the time: HB002HE-brighter, HB002HE-darker

HB001HE Rewind Clutch $55 / India / Here is inspiration for your party! This glimmering clutch is made from cotton yarn and upcycled cassette tapes. Size: 11 1/2” W x 5 1/4” H. This piece has been crafted by young adults with special needs from underprivileged communities in New Delhi with recycled VHS tapes. The special artisans in India are provided vocational training as a part of their overall development in order to inspire their creativity and help prepare them to become self sufficient in the future.


HB009EM Cuzco Bag $160 / Peru / Woven in hues inspired by Machu Pichu, this shapely bag can hold it all. Side pockets mean nothing gets lost and the leather arm hole adds a modern punch. The textiles are handwoven in Peru and then craftfully made by a family owned leather tannery in Lima.

BE001JK Embroidered Lace Belt $72 / Peru / We can’t get enough embroidery at Noonday Collection, especially when done by the Peruvian women who have passed the craft down through the ages. This season’s lace craze now makes it to a belt. Small (size 0-6, medium size 6-10, large, size 10-14). Available in sizes: S, M, L BE001JK-s, BE001JK-m, BE001JK-l

BE002JK Embellished Belt $74 / Peru / Hand woven by rural Peruvian women, each belt is a one-of-a-kind work of beautiful craftsmanship using a contemporary take on traditional Andean techniques. The colorful floral designs on woven on a black background. The artisans are women in poverty-stricken rural areas with very few opportunities for employment. They usually work at home with their children playing nearby.


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SC002SK Kenyan Kikoy $58 / Kenya / Kikoys are exclusive to the East African coast, in particular Kenya, where they are made with the finest cotton grown in the region. A Kikoy is a work of art inspired by the vibrant colours of the coastline in this area. Wrap it, put a picnic on it, tie it, cuddle it. This is a must have for travel and all things sunny. Each of these is handfinished by a group of women in Kenya who receive a fair wage for their work. One of the women, Wavinya, and her husband have four children. When she isn’t tending to household activities, she weaves bags and the ends of kikoys. She and her husband engage in subsistent farming. With the money from the bags and kikoys she was able to buy goats which recently gave birth.


BR011HA Carved Cuff $38 / Haiti / This bracelet is handcrafted from natural horn for a geometric cuff with punch. The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund and the Hand Eye Fund helped to re establish the broad network of skilled artisans following the earthquake of 2010. With their support this group moved to a new location and has been rebuilding their business. Andre, the group leader expressed his excitement and the group’s eagerness to create new bonds with the global market like Noonday Collection as this will provide long term opportunities for their families and community.

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BR020HC Crocheted Bracelet $42 / USA by refugees / Inspired by the days of old, this intricately crocheted bracelet adds a wisp to your wrist. This piece is handmade in Austin by a group of refugees who fled Burma. The women and their families fled persecution in their home country, often based on their different ethnicities. Once these families settled in the States, they faced many challenges, including securing steady employment and navigating a variety of cultural and language barriers. In addition, many refugee families are still healing from the physical, mental and spiritual repercussions of war. Creating jewelry is one way diginity and economic empowerment restores them.


BR005HE Circles Forever Bracelet $24 / India / Hammered and welded circles made of brass wrap into an elegant, modern cuff and measure 2.5’’ wide and 2.25’’ deep. The Ana art Group is a family owned artisan business that receives a living wage for their work and is certified Fair Trade. “I had been working in this art for 10 years before I learned about fair trade. I now work only with fair trade buyers, I charge more for my products, and I finally can enjoy my work,” says Naseem, on the artisans based in Delhi. Available in the following colors: BR005HE-silver, BR005HE-brass BR004WF Cubist Cuff $26 / India / Bold and eye-catching metallic cuffs are a simple way to jazz up your every day look. With a little stretch to adjust for size, this bright beauty measures 2.5’’ wide and 2.5’’ deep. Handmade by artisan groups in India that help low-income artisans move towards economic selfsufficiency. The group is certified fair trade and promotes sustainability on all levels and creates opportunities to alleviate poverty. Artisans receive fair wages, education, financial and technical assitance, and have safe working conditions. Available in the following colors: BR004WF-silver , BR004WF-gold BR006HE Engraved Cuff $24 / India / The cuff is intricately carved with a floral vine pattern by artisans in India. Metal alloy and adjustable, this work of art measures 2.25’’ in width and 2.25’’ in depth. The Ana Art Group is a family owned artisan business that receives a living wage for their work and is certified Fair Trade. “I had been working in this art for 10 years before I learned about fair trade. I now work only with fair trade buyers, I charge more for my products, and I finally can enjoy my work,” says Naseem, on the artisans based in Delhi.


indian cooperatives { how it’s made }

India There are 20 to 65 million bonded laborers

poverty and will not become a bonded laborer. Artisans

in India, despite substantive and clear

are paid a livable wage and have safe working conditions,

laws prohibiting this. A person becomes

access to healthcare and childcare, and on-going training

a bonded laborer when their labor is

and education.

demanded as a means of repayment for a loan. The person is then tricked or trapped into working for very little or no pay, often for seven days a week. The value of their work is invariably greater than the original

Sidhama has been working at one such cooperative for 27 years. Her husband abused her so badly that she ended up in the hospital. While there, a social worker there told her about the jewelry

sum of money borrowed. The forced

cocooperative. The income from her new job enabled her

labor system is present in many industries

to leave her abusive situation. When she joined the co-op

and those perpetrators who violate Indian

she didn’t know how to speak Hindi since she is from

laws to compel the labor of others infringe

Karnataka. Her language skills that she gained enabled her

upon citizens’ most fundamental rights. Noonday

to take on more responsibility, and she now travels all over

Collection partners with many different jewelry-

the city. Her five children are all married. “Before finding

making groups in India whose goal is to build long

this cooperative, I used to struggle a lot. I have now

term equitable trading relationships that ensure

learned how to take steps to make big changes in my life.”

low-income artisans are truly being helped out of

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BR001CA Nomadic Cuff $48 / Guatemala / Want to add some originality to your look? This thin cuff is handmade by expert beaders in the Lago de Atilan region. The colors add punch, the design nods to the Native traditions of the Americas. The women work at home and go to a central house to get the beads that they need for the job. They are paid a fair wage for their work.

BR012WF Threaded Bangle $25 / India / Lightly threaded with touches of gold colored brass nuggets, this is a light weight and excitement for the wrist! Brass will oxidize over time. This piece is made by a group of democratically structured artisans that provide benefits like childcare, annual medical check-ups, overtime pay, and community development programs. Women members come from rural, tribal, and urban slum areas and have little or no work skills when they join the co-ops. Most are subsisting below the poverty line and work to earn extra income for their families.

BR009HE Quilted Bangles Set of 3 $26 / India / Bangle power with a set of three wood bracelets wrapped in blockprinted fabric. Each set is unique, so enjoy the surprise and add a little boho chic. The Ana Art Group is a family owned artisan business that receives a living wage for their work and is certified Fair Trade. “I had been working in this art for 10 years before I learned about fair trade. I now work only with fair trade buyers, I charge more for my products, and I finally can enjoy my work,� says Naseem, on the artisans based in Delhi.


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BR014AC Tagua Seed Bracelet $26 / Ecuador / Handmade from tagua trees in Ecuador, it takes 3 months for each seed to be made into a bead. These bracelets look great mixed with the Funky Paper Bead Bracelet and the Riverbed Bracelet. 3’’ wide and stretches to size. This piece is handcrafted by artisans in Ecuador who are shareholders in the company. Available in the following colors: BR014AC-emldsky, BR014ACseagrn, BR014AC-coral, BR014ACincsun, BR014AC-lava

left to right: emerald sky, seagreen, coral, inca sun, lava

BR008HE Ripple Bangles $25 India / Bangles of silver or goldcolored brass are sassy and layer perfectly with what you have for that boho inspired look. Measure 3’’ wide. The Ana Art Group is a family owned artisan business that receives a living wage for their work and is certified Fair Trade. “I had been working in this art for 10 years before I learned about fair trade. I now work only with fair trade buyers, I charge more for my products, and I finally can enjoy my work” says Naseem, on the artisans based in Delhi. Available in the following colors: BR008HE-silver, BR008HE-gold

BR015AC Riverbed Bracelet $26 / Ecuador / Handmade from tagua trees in Ecuador, it takes 3 months for each seed to be made into a bead. These bracelets look great mixed with the Funky Paper Bead Bracelet and the Tagua Seed Bracelet. 3’’ wide and stretches to size. Handcrafted in Ecuador by a group of artisans who are also shareholders in the company. They have been able to rise out of poverty and now employ other community members! Available in the following colors: BR015AC-salmon, BR015AC-turq, BR015AC-lime


BR017MT The Louvre Bangle $20 / India / A pop of color for everyday wear, inspired by the artistry of France. Handmade of brass, 2-1/2” diameter. Handmade by a fair trade artisan group in India that creates avenues of employment for the economically disadvantaged.

BR018MT The Pompidou Bangle $20 / India / A pop of color for everyday wear, inspired by the artistry of France. Handmade of brass, 2-1/2” diameter. Handmade by a fair trade artisan group in India that creates avenues of employment for the economically disadvantaged.

BR016MT The D’Orsay Bangle $20 / India / A pop of color for everyday wear, inspired by the artistry of France. Handmade of brass, 2-1/2” diameter. Handmade by a fair trade artisan group in India that creates avenues of employment for the economically disadvantaged.

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BR021RL Fusion Bracelet $86 / Ethiopia / An incredible piece to add to your collection. Leather and silver snap together for fantasy of layers. This piece is handmade in Ethiopia using recycled nickel, copper, and bronze melted down from previous war weapons. Most of the artisans who created the pieces are HIV positive and receive healthcare and literacy training in addition to job training.

left to right: pink grapefruit, quarry

BR010AC Guapa Wrap Bracelet $26 / Ecuador / The perfect combination of natural hues, this leather wrap bracelet is accented with a hand honed tagua seed. This versatile accessory measures 25’’ in length and can be worn as a headband or wrapped once or three times around the wrist. This piece is handcrafted of sustainable seeds by artisans in Ecuador. It takes 3 months for the seed to become a bead. The artisans have been able to rise out of poverty and now employ other community members with the same vision for them! Available in the following colors: BR010AC-pnkgpft, BR010AC-quarry

BR023RL Tubular Bracelet $68 / Ethiopia / Layers of handcrafted silver tubes are fused together for a must have piece. This bracelet is handmade in Ethiopia using recycled nickel, copper, and bronze melted down from previous war weapons. Most of the artisans who created the pieces are HIV positive and receive healthcare and literacy training in addition to job training.


upcycled artillery jewelry { how it’s made }

Ethiopia In the mountains of Northern Ethiopia, farmers supply bead makers with artillery shells (from former war conflicts) that are found on their lands. Through

The Beza Entoto Outreach began in 2007 in response to the unimaginable need that began to grow on Entoto Mountain. After spending some time praying for the people of the Entoto

traditional techniques passed down

community, this small group of seven

for generations, the village artisans

individuals felt God leading them

melt these shells down to produce

to do more. Very soon, it became

handmade, delicate beads. The beads go through

apparent that one of the biggest needs

several stages to achieve the final polished look,

that people living on Entoto Mountain

and then they are sent to the women at Entoto

faced was the need for a consistent

Mountain, who then create the jewelry you now wear. The Entoto Mountain is a place where those suffering with HIV/AIDS (ostracized by their

source of income. It was in response to this perceived need that the Outreach’s income-generation program was begun. Noonday

family and society due to prevailing stigmas) come

Collection promotes the beautiful work of these men and

because they believe there is “holy water” that

women by selling pieces exclusively designed by Raven +

might cure them of their disease. Most women

Lily, and handmade by the men and women of Entoto who

are uneducated about their disease and resort to

are seeing their lives restored.

begging in order to survive.

(photos of Ethiopian artisans courtesy Raven + Lily)

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BR003AS Funky Paper Bead Bracelet $12 / Uganda / Each bead is handcrafted from recycled paper and then strung to create a fun bracelet that can mixed, matched, and stacked with virtually any bracelet. Measuring 3’’ on an elastic band, they stretch for size. Assorted beads and colors make each bracelet unique. Handmade by African Style, a group Noonday helped to launch in Uganda. (three bracelets shown here)

BR013MT Taj Cuff $28 / India / Threaded strands of brass create a statement cuff that’s a bit royalty and a bit modern. 2” wide, adjustable. Handmade by a fair trade artisan group in India that creates avenues of employment for the economically disadvantaged. Available in the following colors: BR013MT-gold BR013MT-silver

BR019RL Leather Bangles $26 / India / Silver leather wraps around wooden bangles in this set of three playful bracelets measuring 3’’x3’’. Perfect. These bangles are handcrafted from locally sourced leather by marginalized Muslim women in Northern India. Proceeds from this collection go to fund literacy programs for the women artisans and their children in the community.


BR002AS Embira Seed Bracelet $26 / Uganda / A Noonday best seller. This bracelet is one piece but looks like many! Created of natural embira seeds with artfully placed paper beads. Each one is unique, adjusts for size, and measures 2’’ deep. Handmade by African Style, a group that Noonday Collection helped launch in Uganda.

BR022WM Gold Lace Cuff $198 / Peru / Inspired by vintage lace, this filligree cuff was hand created in a small village in Northern Peru where the art of filligree continues to thrive.

BR007AS Beaded Statement Bracelet $24 / Uganda / Each bead is handcrafted from recycled paper and then strung to look like many bracelets. Choose from a variety of color ways. Wrap your wrists in love; each bracelet measures about 3’’ wide, and stacks between 1.5’’ and 2.5’’ high. Handmade by African Style, a group that Noonday Collection helped launch in Uganda. Available in the following colors: BR007AS-peach, BR007AS-multi, BR007AS-turq, BR007AS-yellow


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FW001SS Sandal Base $40 / Uganda / Every sandal is handmade by recent high school graduates in Uganda who use the money they earn to put them through university. The straps are interchangeable and they can be tied in a variety of ways with lessons on our website. Buy the base, choose your straps and have fun creating the endless possibilities with these sandals! Available in sizes: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11 FW001SS-5, FW001SS-6, FW001SS-7, FW001SS-8, FW001SS-9, FW001SS-10, FW001SS-11

FW002SS Sandal Strap $10 - $12 / Uganda / Seriously? 50 sandals in one and we aren’t exaggerating. Wrap them, strap them, flip flop them. Handmade by recent high school graduates in Uganda who use the money they earn from making the sandals to put them through university. Be as creative with these as your imagination will let you! Buy the sandal base, then add as many or as little straps as you want! Available straps: (see below)

FW002SS-Adalyn $12

FW002SS-Black $10

FW002SS-Brown $10

FW002SS-Marigold $10

FW002SS-Nautical $12

FW002SS-Navy $10

FW002SS-Red $10

FW002SS-Teal $10


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{ how it’s made }

Kampala, Uganda Seriously? 50 sandals in one and we aren’t exaggerating. Wrap them, strap them, flip flop them. Sseko Designs hires recent

We partner with Sseko Designs who, like Noonday Collection, recognizes the power of business and responsible consumerism to support sustainable economic

secondary school graduates

development. The goal of Sseko

for the nine month period

Designs is two-fold: provide

after high school and before

university tuition for these

university to live and work together, while

promising young women through

earning money that will go directly towards

a sustainable monthly income,

their university education. However, these

while also contributing to the

women will not make sandals forever. They will go on to be doctors, lawyers, politicians, writers and teachers that will bring change and unification to a country divided and ravished by a 22 year-long war.

overall economic development of Uganda. Buy the base and build your sandal with as many strap combinations as you can imagine!


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thanks for shopping! { our story } Noonday Collection began in the fall of 2010 when Jessica Honegger held her first trunk show as a means to raise money for her Rwandan son’s adoption. The style and purpose of the products drew an overwhelming response – and with that, Noonday Collection was born. After having lived in many resource poor areas of the world, Jessica always dreamed of creating entrepreneurial opportunities for people where she had lived. As the story of Noonday spread, other like-minded women wanted to start Noonday businesses in their own communities, and soon the Ambassador opportunity launched. Within months, trunk shows were taking place across the US. Jessica soon partnered with Travis Wilson, an old friend she had met on one of her trips to Africa several years before. Travis was the head of an African microfinance institution that provided business loans to women in rural villages as a means to alleviate poverty through entrepreneurship. Seeing the many lives changed, he envisioned one day owning a business in the US that would make a similar social impact. After several years in the corporate world, Travis saw Noonday as the realization of that vision. Together with the Noonday Ambassadors across the country, Jessica and Travis hope to offer you an opportunity to be a voice for the vulnerable and to use your purchasing power to create change in the world. Your fashion sense can now put girls through school in Rwanda, restore dignity to abandoned women in Ethiopia, and empower communities in Ecuador.


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join our team of stylish world-changing women Host a Trunk Show Our Noonday Collection is sold through trunk shows and

While Noonday Collection has grown into much more than

our website by Noonday Collection Ambassadors. As a

a fundraising event, the vision remains the same.

hostess, you have the opportunity to earn free accessories

We advocate for the orphan by:

and provide work for artisans who need it. Open your home to your girlfriends and introduce them to Prossy, Jalia, Alma, and Fara (just to name a few). These artisans and small business owners handcraft distinct accessories, receive a living wage for their work, and allow our Noonday Ambassadors to fill your home with the latest style trends. For trunk shows with sales of at least $500, you can receive 10% of the sales in free products. You can also opt to host a trunk show as a fundraiser for a family who is adopting and then Noonday will make a cash donation valued at 10% of the qualifying trunk show’s sales. Your trunk show guest will enjoy the fun and beauty of shopping while creating a

Providing jobs that create a pathway out of poverty for families. A stable income means a family is less likely to abandon their child. Help families raise money for their own adoptions. We give 10% of trunk show sales directly to the adoptive family when they host a trunk show. Aside from donating 10% towards qualified adoptive families, Noonday Collection also gives to organizations that work towards orphan care and prevention.

pathway out of poverty for families across the globe.

Become an Ambassador

Raise Money for you or a friends’ Adoption

for the artisans that make our pieces, and earn an income

Noonday Collection started as a fundraiser for an adoption,

Style your friends while creating a pathway out of poverty for yourself along the way. Are you the rare mix of being

and so adoption will always be a part of who we are. At our

informed, fun-loving, motivated, and fashionable? Contact

heart is the cause of the fatherless. At Noonday Collection,

info@noondaycollection.com to learn how you can own

we believe every child belongs in a family.

your own social selling business with a social impact.


design: sko design lab

photography: kate stafford photography

location: seguin, texas

noondaycollection.com

Spring / Summer Lookbook 2012  

Supporting adoptions through the sale of fair-trade jewelry and accessories.

Spring / Summer Lookbook 2012  

Supporting adoptions through the sale of fair-trade jewelry and accessories.