Taking paper beads to a beautiful new level, the ladies of 31 Bits (99 of them!) create stunning pieces from their homes in Gulu, Uganda. Designs are unexpectedly sophisticated and beautifully presented on the 31 Bits website, and most importanly, beaders earn a liveable wage for their work and participate in a range of classes, from English lessons to financial management and vocational training.
Warning: seasonal and wedding lines keep the styles fresh and keep you coming back for more. Not that that’s a bad thing.