Annie O. Waterman’s eponymous accessory line, Annie O, was inspired by the vibrancy and cultural beauty of traditional Peruvian textile work. Her collection includes hand-embroidered handbags, belts, scarves, and jewelry, melding ancient weaving techniques with contemporary design.
To manufacture her products, she turns to various female artisan cooperatives around the world. The cooperatives are made up of female victims of domestic abuse and extreme poverty; by employing these women, Waterman ensures that they have job security, a market for their goods, and protection from the abusive practices of corporate sweatshops and wage slavery.
Scroll down for a glimpse of the Annie O. pieces that PeaceKeeper’s craving now:
How cute is this hand-knit Alpaca shawl? Fast-forward to December: with this wrapped around your neck, you’ll fight the wind in style. It comes in charcoal gray too, if you’re worried about staining.
These horn cuffs exemplify the Annie O. aesthetic. Goes with everything? Check. Vibrant cultural history? Check. Hand-crafted from natural recycled material, NOT yucky mass-manufactured plastic? Check.
Don’t want summer to end just yet? Try wearing this gorgeous handwoven belt with jeans, a t-shirt, and a fitted blazer. It’s the perfect pop of color for all of your favorite outfits—and once winter rolls around, it’ll brighten up those dreary days!
This is a call to all the PeaceKeepers in the world: Shop Smart To Save Lives! By shopping smarter (that $5.99 strip-mall top isn’t worth the unfair labor practices that went into making it), you can save lives—and by purchasing items made with care and skill, you’re saving money too! Annie O’s collection is a perfect example of how one person, through even the smallest effort, can make a change for the better in the world.
The PeaceKeeper Team
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