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Be conscientious about your style

By Kiran Dodeja Smith
Kiran Dodeja Smith
Kiran Dodeja Smith is a freelance writer and a mom of four young children. CLT Made looks at local designers and products made in the Charlotte area, and appears regularly in the CLT_Style section.
    - CAYISA
    Cayisa bracelets are made from nuts and seeds that have fallen from trees in the Amazon rainforest.
    - LEMLEM
    A signature scarf from Lemlem
    A portion of proceeds from each Nouri Bar provides meals to children in need.

Fashion with compassion

Pitch the plastics and can the cheap costume jewels. Cayisa jewelry is the natural solution, created from nuts and seeds that have fallen from trees in the Amazon rainforest. The unique seeds are collected by locals and cleaned and crafted into beautiful bracelets and necklaces. Prices start at $24.

It’s a wrap

Model, mother, activist and actress Liya Kebede recognized a decline in demand for products from her native country of Ethiopia. So she started lemlem (meaning flourish or bloom) to inspire economic independence. Today, lemlem creates opportunities for artists in Ethiopia and offers handwoven pieces, such as this signature scarf, which retails for $145.

Poole Shop, 4010 Sharon Road. 704-553-8868.

A winning solution, bar none

Not your everyday energy bar, Nouri Bar’s mission is simple: Buy a bar and a portion of proceeds provides meals to children in need. Three varieties to choose from; each bar is made from organic ingredients. Box of 9 is $29.99.

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