Be Socially Responsible While Being Fashionable Conscious With Raven + Lily

STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Be stylish and help change the world at the same time!

Kristen Dickerson and Jayma Mays of Raven + Lily visited the KCAL9 studios Monday to talk about the line featuring socially responsible accessories and apparel.

Raven + Lily is helping to break the cycle of poverty by employing women in India, Africa, Cambodia, and in the United States. The line is 100 percent Eco-friendly and fair trade.

The Ethiopia Collection

• Comprised of statement jewelry designs crafted with handmade beads and charms from melted bullet casings (from former war conflicts) and vintage silver coins. This collection empowers HIV-positive women in Ethiopia. The Ethiopia Collection also includes naturally dyed, hand-loomed scarves and hand-knit scarves, empowering at-risk women and women recovering from child birth injuries.

The India Collection

• Features gorgeous recycled cotton papers, hand-carved wood journals, metallic leather jewelry, and hand-milled natural soaps. This collection empowers marginalized women in Northern India.

The Cambodia Collection

• Includes eco-friendly bags and t-shirts made with hand-loomed, natural-dyed, and remnant materials (with full eco-friendly apparel collection slated for release in Fall 2013). These hand-printed pieces are made with love by at-risk women in Cambodia.

The USA Collection

• Currently features hand-poured soy candles, infused with incredible scents of the woodsy outdoors or tropical fruits, empowering formerly homeless women in Los Angeles. The USA Collection also includes exclusive scarves made of designer remnant jersey and metallic leather, supporting refugees in Austin.

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