Posted February 9, 2015 by Prairie Wife - 36 comments
Hello lovely readers at PrairieWifeInHeels.com!
My name is Annie Boulanger, and I am a Noonday Ambassador. I’m so excited for the opportunity to introduce you to Noonday Collection. Noonday Collection uses fashion and design to create economic opportunity for artisans around the world living in vulnerable areas. These artisans design and create beautiful, handmade jewelry and accessories using methods passed down through generations.
Lives are being changed every day around the world through the provision of sustainable, dignified work. Noonday provides low-interest, upfront loans for artisans, emergency relief, scholarship programs, and long-term trade. Noonday also recently became a member of the Fair Trade Federation. All of this is made possible through lovely hostesses inviting friends into their homes for a Trunk Show. This fabulous girl’s night allows women and their friends to shop with purpose. So how did this all become a part of my story?
This time last year, I was starting my first bible study. We chose the book Restless, by Jennie Allen (HUGE plug here… I’m obsessed with this woman! I could write for days why you should read this book and follow her organization, The IF Gathering!). During the very first video of her series, she introduced Jessica Honegger, the found of Noonday. Jessica came shared her amazing story about the start up of this company. Basically, she was in Rwanda in the middle of adopting her third child. As a way to raise money for the adoption, she brought back jewelry and hosted her first Noonday trunk show. The purpose and product drew such an overwhelming positive response that it quickly began to grow into a business. Follow this link for the entire story.
This was the first time I had ever heard of a company like this. Honestly, it was the first time I really contemplated conscientious purchasing! I slowly began reading about this company, its Christian values, and its overall purpose- shop, style, share, and advocate. After months of prayer and overthinking, I finally decided to become an ambassador.
Understand that I was not looking for more on my plate. I am a wife, mother of two, teacher, and also help lead our local IF:Gathering. There was just something telling me that this was part of my purpose. I needed to share these stories with other women, other mamas that understand how lucky we are to be able to send our children to school, provide meals for all members of our families, or run to Target if we run out of Pullups! I knew there were women that would see how this opportunity helps moms in developing countries send their babies to school or even provide basic needs. This opportunity has opened my eyes to the luxuries we have and how easily we can take them for granted.
Did you know that there are women living in villages in Ethiopia and India that are not allowed in the same community as their family because they have HIV? Do you know how very treatable HIV is now? Since partnering with Noonday, there is a group of women artisans that are now aware of the life-giving medications available for them, and they can afford the treatment. The stories Noonday has to share are truly amazing! The impact this company has had around the world in the few years it has been around is truly unbelievable. I feel so grateful to be a part of this company.
I hope the words I have written leave you feeling a little restless yourself.
Maybe you are curious about Fair Trade purchasing.
Maybe you want to learn more about our artisans and their AMAZING work.
Do you want to host a party and help create a marketplace for the 2000 artisans Noonday Collection partners with?
Or maybe you just want to shop!
Noonday is launching their Spring Line February 17, 2015. As incentive to check out this incredible new line (and as part of PrairieWifeInHeels.com We LOVE Our Readers Month of Giveaways) we are offering a giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a $75 Noonday Gift Voucher! All you HAVE to do is comment on this post, but you can earn more points by following PrairieWifeInHeels.com and Noonday Collection on Social Media using the Rafflecopter form at the bottom of this post. Please be honest, we WILL be checking all winning entries.
Thank you, dear reader, for taking the time to learn a little bit about Noonday Collection.
When you satisfy the needs of the oppressed, you night will become like the noonday.
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36 thoughts on "Noonday Collection"
Thank you for introducing me to this company, Annie! I love everything about it! My Andean bag is gorgeous, as well as the other gifts I’ve purchased. I’d definitely like to host a trunk show! (May or June)
I’ll be coming.
There is nothing better than the combination of beautiful jewelry, and beautiful women (and souls!) who create it. Love Noonday’s story and mission.
I couldn’t agree more, thanks for stopping by Lindsay!
I am passionate about adoption and supporting people that are struggling. Noonday is a great example of a company you can believe in and trust that your money and support goes to people truly in need.
I love how they clearly show what they are doing and where the customer’s money is going.
I have been following Noonday on instagram for awhile and love that it has made it to our community! They have such a wonderful story and a beautiful collection.
There products are all so beautiful too!
I love the stories behind the jewelry!
It’s such a nice touch to know where they came from, and who you are directly helping.
I think this is a noble idea. I think it is great that women can shop for things that make them feel beautiful while supporting a worthy cause.
I couldn’t agree more!
Oh, how I love Noonday! Beautiful jewelry and a beautiful mission!
Filigree Paisley Earrings
Thanks again Cathy for sharing the Noonday story with your readers! It has opened my eyes to socially good products. I have found even more companies that are founded on solving social injustices around the world. Here is a list of just a few of my favorites: http://www.thegivingkeys.com; http://www.sackclothandashes.com; http://www.ravenandlily.com, and toms.com. Some of you may be excited to hear that Toms is starting a new program with bags and purses! I can’t wait to see their new line! If anyone is interested in hosting a Noonday trunk show, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I really love that everything is so unique and creative! everything is handmade too!
I love that this company has Christian values!!!
I love that helping other people it feels good
I love their unique pieces of jewelry.
I love the inspired designs and variety of products
I like the stories that go with the jewelry and the unique pieces.
I love their story and what they stand for as well as the beautiful jewelry.
I love their purses! So unique and stylish!
They have some beautiful jewelry! I also love that they support such a worthy cause!
I like that Noonday is empowering vulnerable women, providing them with the means for a better future for not only themselves, but their children.
I love that the pieces each have a unique story and support a good cause. I also really like that there is such an eclectic mix of things. I don’t think any woman could browse and not find something they like.
I love that they sell things you couldn’t find at a department store. I really love finding unique accessories for gifts (and for myself :)).
Love the fabulous story
Love that Noonday provides low-interest, upfront loans for artisans, emergency relief, scholarship programs, and long-term trade. Noonday also recently became a member of the Fair Trade Federation.
I’ve really been trying to be much more aware of where my products come from, Fair Trade Federation is a great place to start.
I’d actually never heard of the Noonday Collection until I came across this post. I love that the business was started for such a lovely act of love, and continues to this day to contribute to children.
Isn’t it a wonderful message?!
I love that they support the artists that make such beautiful items from their hands.
I love the incredible backstory and cause and the fact that every item on the site is gorgeous and unique!
I love to read where each piece comes from too!
my wife would love this jewelry it is unique and different and beautiful.