Need Some New Year's Eve Bling? This Jewelry Goes to a Good Cause

Wilmington-based fashion illustrator Dallas Shaw designed an anklet for 31 Bits, a socially conscious brand that helps women in Uganda.

Shopping is an easy pick-me-up for many women. But how about purchasing something fashionable, knowing it will help someone in need? Local fashion illustrator Dallas Shaw couldn’t pass up the opportunity to join forces with 31 Bits, a socially conscious accessories brand empowering women in Uganda to rise above poverty through fashion and design.

Shaw is one of six women who partnered with 31 Bits in its Designers & Inspirers campaign, which called upon these women to create their own unique piece of jewelry. Shaw’s anklet (pictured above), inspired by island living and “breezy shoe-less sunsets in the sand,” features layers of shells, paper beads and a whimsical variety of 14 karat gold-filled chains. The anklet retails for $56; find it on the 31 Bits website.

“I love the idea of wearing this on carefree weekends and then leaving it on as a reminder when you hit the grind on Monday,” says Shaw. “My favorite way to wear anklets is actually with a bootie so that it is just slightly visible from the outside.”

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See our January 2016 profile on Dallas Shaw here.

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