How it's made
The Entoto Beth Artisan group began as a response to the influx of people living with HIV/AIDS in the Entoto region on the edge of Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa. Their approach to lifting up the lives of vulnerable women includes income generation through the production of jewelry and leather goods. The jewelry carried at Fashion & Compassion is hand-crafted with "bullet beads", which are beads that have been spun from the bullets spent during the civil war in Ethiopia. In addition, artisans are offered literacy and math classes as well as a parent’s program focusing on nutrition and discipline. Bethlehem leads this artisan group with style and compassion.