PuprleDirt is a social enterprise, founded by Erin Walker, who was inspired to make a positive change in the world, while on a trip to Nicaragua in 2013. The organization supports female Nicaraguan artisans by connecting artists and organizers from Nicaragua and Canada, who strive to make a positive impact in local communities by selling one-of-a-kind, hand-made jewelry, made of raw materials from Nicaragua and recycled materials from Canada. PurpleDirt aims, “to create a world where diversity is embraced and individuals are empowered to collectively make the world a better place.”
A portion of all proceeds generated by PurpleDirt go directly to FINCA, the Foundation for International Community Assistance, which helps Nicaraguan communities improve their standard of living through job creation and other resources.
If you’re attending the Bringing Women Together 2014 event on Thursday, March 6th, you will find “You Are” cards at your table that are provided by PurpleDirt. The concept behind these cards is simple – to take time out of our busy lives to recognize those that have made a positive impact on our lives.
If you’d like to support the great cause of PurpleDirt, their collection includes beautiful, colourful bracelets and necklaces at affordable prices – visit the PurpleDirt site http://www.shoppurpledirt.com/.