Thank you to Mim & Ray for working with me on this post. Thoughts, opinions, and style are 100% my own.
Photos by Stephanie Vasiliadis
Every time that I make an accessory purchase, I mainly think about how many outfits that the accessory would match with. To me, there is nothing more important than purchasing accessories that can go with at least 8 outfits. An accessory for only one outfit, to me, makes not sense. I am all about versatility when it comes to accessories – especially my handbags.
But recently, I began thinking more about the origin of some of the items that I buy. And I’ve been paying more attention to the products that support a cause or come from a place that is creating jobs for those who need it. My recent accessory addition that I am featuring today fit directly into that category.
Mim & Ray is a new handbag company featuring stylish handbags that are hand knitted with love and expertise by a senior adult artisan. The bags are made by a group of seniors who knit these bags in a group. They are artists who have a skill but before Mim & Ray had no outlet to use their skill. The groups are able to build community with each other, find a new sense of pride and purpose, and gain financial stability while building a stronger fund for retirement.
The founder of the company stated, “When a woman carries a Mim & Ray bag, she knows that she had made a difference. It’s an expression of great humanity.” When I first heard about Mim & Ray, that was the line that resonated with me. The fact that as a woman, you want to be stylish, but with these handbags you are also making a difference. Isn’t that what we all want to do in the world…make a difference in on small way or another?
You can head to the Mim & Ray website and take a look at their collection of handbags made with love and with a strong sense of community. And the pieces are so versatile.
I have the Winston wristlet in black and love it so much! There are so many new styles for the seasons that you can shop now with a variety of colors and styles.
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