Get To Know: Fortuned Culture
Meet the Founder
HOW DID FORTUNED CULTURE BEGIN?
As a child, I often traveled from my home in the U.S. back to East Africa to visit friends and family. That experience instilled in me an understanding of the opportunity gap that exists around the world. As an adult, I became involved with the Fregnet Foundation and its work in Ethiopia. And I felt I could leverage fashion and jewelry – to generate funding for their programs.
DESCRIBE THE CONNECTION BETWEEN YOUR PRODUCTS AND HOW THEY GIVE.
We take a thoughtful approach to producing fashion-forward accessories. Each piece has its own way of giving to someone in need. For example, the sale of our “Wisdom” bracelet provides one year’s supply of books, school supplies and uniforms to a child. Our “Love” bracelet pays a teacher’s salary for six months.
YOU RECENTLY ADDED ITEMS INSPIRED BY MEXICO. TELL US ABOUT THEIR MEANINGS AND THE WAYS THEY HELP.
The arrow bangle is illustrative of finding one’s direction. It provides one orphan at Corazon de Vida with transportation to and from school for six months.