Say hello to the gorgeous Malabar necklace! This beauty is special and fun to wear, so we're excited to have Amy share more about its story and hear some styling tips from Chandler...
Women in India make this necklace by hand. Artisan cooperatives give ladies who are underprivileged or living in poverty a chance to make a living, sustain themselves, and support their families.
Choti, one of the women in an artisan program, was empowered to make a change for her whole village. With the support of over 200 women in her area, she organized a protest for water during a long dry season. It worked! Choti explained that being part of the cooperative gave her the confidence to take a stand for herself and those in her village. A social worker involved with a jewelry co-op even said, "First they are like, ‘meow.’ But later they are a tiger of the Center!"
Empowering women goes beyond getting food on the table. It leads to confident women, strong families, and changed communities. The awesome part is that you can participate by wearing items like the Malabar necklace!
We also love the Malabar necklace because it's a great statement piece that can be added to casual or dressy outfits. To wear this necklace with a casual outfit, we paired it with a simple navy striped tee (LOVE stripes lately), denim shorts and sandals. This is the perfect outfit to wear out shopping or neighborhood barbecues.
To dress up the Malabar necklace, we paired it with a classic black dress and black booties. The pop of color from the necklace is just what this outfit needed! I don't know about you ladies, but I feel so fierce in my little black dress. Add this necklace and feel even more amazing, especially knowing it's empowering the women who make it :)
Another dressy look styled with this Malabar necklace is a classy work outfit. We paired it with another classic white tee and an olive colored jacket. I've been obsessed with the color olive lately and I think it looks amazing paired with the dusty rose of the Malabar necklace.
The Malabar necklace is one of our favorites! Every girl needs a good statement piece to dress up their outfits. This Malabar necklace makes for the perfect statement piece and it empowers women in India, so it's a win-win for all! How you would style the Malabar necklace?