Last summer, we partnered with International Justice Mission for the #StyleforJustice trip to Rwanda. We journeyed with an influential group of storytellers to explore how business and fashion are empowering women to overcome injustice. By coming alongside these women and sharing their stories, our storytellers were able to inspire others to use their voices for good.
While in Rwanda, the storytellers formed teams and collaborated with Rwandan Artisans to create five unique accessories. Back in the United States, over 3,500 women gathered on one day for one purpose at #StyleforJustice Trunk Shows across the country.
You voted for your favorites and then Artisans in Rwanda - joined by Artisans in India - started to make our #StyleForJustice Collection. We are thrilled to announce our winning #StyleforJustice styles made in Rwanda – along with a journal made in India – are now available for purchase!
We asked our storytellers how their #StyleforJustice journey has has changed them for good. Visit their blogs to explore the stories that surprised, challenged and inspired them along the way.
Meredith ToeringMeredith Toering is the latest addition to our team. After receiving hundred of inspiring submissions from people telling us why they wanted to join us this summer, she was chosen as our winner through social and panel votes. Her experience working in China and Iraq, heart for storytelling, and recent internship with IJM make her a wonderful addition to our #StyleForJustice Story Team Trip.
Jen HatmakerJen is a speaker, mom of 5, and author of numerous books, including the best seller "7". She is a long-time Noonday pioneer who uses her voice to speak for justice.
Jennie AllenJennie has authored 2 books and is the founder of the IF Gathering, which has reached 40,000 women. She shares Noonday's passion for adoption and has a son from Rwanda.
Kelle HamptonKelle is the NYT best selling author of Bloom whose blog went viral when she shared her experiences giving birth to a daughter with Down Syndrome.
Raechel MyersRaechel is a co-founder of "She Reads Truth," an online community of women committed to reading the Bible together. She is currently crafting a study focused on the pursuit of justice.
Emily LexEmily is a blogger, mother to 4, self-taught graphic designer, and founder of Jones Design Company, which designed Noonday's most beloved journal.
Jessica HoneggerJessica is the founder of Noonday Collection, a social business empowering women and families around the world. She writes about the value of work, women, and style for the Noonday Collection blog.
Paige KnudsenPaige has been a Noonday Ambassador since 2012. A self-taught photographer, she blogs about raising 4 daughters, being widowed at a young age, and finding love again.