It’s Shara & Janelle - you may not know us, but keep reading anyway. We started this journey as Apprentices, two strangers meeting over Skype with our new mentor in the social business world – founder of Purse & Clutch and small-biz-superwoman, Jen Lewis. In the following meetings, the two of us plus Jen became a team, recognizing each other’s strengths and weaknesses—and learning how to utilize them to grow P&C’s mission. After 8 weeks of digital meetings, research about the impact and importance of Fair Trade business, sales and marketing projects, and lots of coffee, neither of us wanted to say goodbye to Purse & Clutch.
Frustrated with our culture’s demands for cheap clothes and accessories at the cost of worker’s livelihoods, and the apathy surrounding fast-fashion we realized that the world needs to hear these artisan’s stories. We realized that much of our society doesn’t believe that ethics and individual style can coexist, and aren’t aware of the strides being made in Fair Trade fashion. We realized if we want to create a shift in way the world thinks about fashion, we need a bigger platform.
With that in mind, we want you to meet the all-new Purse & Clutch. We have spent the last few months getting ready to launch this new initiative, and creating a space for you to join us – by becoming an Ethical Style Ambassador. Your skills and spirit are needed to help write a new chapter about fashion, one that focuses on people over profits. You will bring Purse & Clutch’s mission (and super cute bags!) into the homes of your friends, family, and community.
Our Ethical Style Ambassadors are the face of the company & act as storytellers on behalf of our artisan groups.
Maybe you don’t know much about ethical fashion, and maybe you simply love styling your friends. You’re welcome here, too! The ideal Ethical Style Ambassador is someone who brings new eyes and hearts to the table, who challenges us and grows with us as a team, and who is interested in delving deeper into ethical fashion with us to learn as we learn. Our Ethical Style Ambassadors are charged with making socially responsible goods accessible to the masses. Our team is small right now, but we are strong! We are three women who laugh a lot, talk too much, geek out over charts, love a good mimosa, and dream of what the future can hold for men and women all over the world through the growth of Purse & Clutch. We’re looking for a few bold women to partner with, to raise our voices and tell a new story together. Will you be one of them?
Shara & Janelle
Interested? Learn more here!
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