All of a sudden it was time.
It was time for mama to work again.
But for this mama, it was going to have to be the perfect fit to interrupt my stay-at-home mom of three routine.
And then it happened. I still can’t believe it. God generously and graciously plopped an opportunity in my lap that includes my favorite passions: social justice, adoption, and pretty things (very pretty)!
I became a Noonday Collection Independent Ambassador.
What is Noonday Collection?
Noonday Collection partners with Artisan Businesses in many developing countries to design a collection of handcrafted jewelry and accessories. Using fair trade practices, Noonday Collection connects these Artisans to a global market and empowers them to grow sustainably. Through Trunk Shows, Noonday Collection gives women the opportunity to use their purchasing power for good. In addition, Noonday Collection gives 10% of sales at Adoption Trunk Shows to help adoptive families bring their children home!
What is a Noonday Collection Independent Ambassador?
“Noonday Ambassadors are stylists who share their love of fashion and help women discover jewelry and accessories that make them feel beautiful. They are storytellers who create a connection between women in their communities and Artisans around the world. They are social entrepreneurs who own businesses that create a marketplace in their communities, creating meaningful opportunities around the world.”
Why I love being a Noonday Collection Independent Ambassador
As a Noonday Collection Independent Ambassador I’m given the incredible opportunity to connect and empower women. I do this locally in women’s homes with their friends, sharing stories, styling them and showcasing their beauty. I do this across oceans by linking arms with artisans who create beautiful handmade items, unique and specific to their culture, creating a marketplace for them here so they’re able to rise out of stories of vulnerability, poverty, and oppression.
When I was discovering my passion for Noonday, I naturally thought of my children. How can I teach them that there are many people living on less than $1.25 per day? How can I tangibly show my daughters how inner and outer beauty connect in a generous and life-giving way? How can I feel good about going back to work while having a child with special needs, an 8 month old daughter, a first grader, and a home to take care of?
For me, becoming an independent ambassador has answered all of those questions in a beautifully satisfying way. Teaching my children the importance of a compassionate worldview, owning my own business, and inviting others to be a part of something so much bigger than jewelry, is where I’m so grateful to have landed.
How You Can Be Part of Making a Difference With Noonday Collection
When you buy a simple bracelet, head to our website for that perfect necklace, or shop for your son’s teacher, you are making a huge difference! You are telling our Artisans’ story, helping vulnerable families thrive, and supporting small business.
I’m all about multiplying impact, aren’t you? When you open your home and allow me to share these stunning pieces and their stories with your friends, you are expanding the reach and impacting the world. You’re also enjoying your girlfriends, maybe some wine and snacks, and earning free goodies along the way!
If this is something that sounds like it would be a fit for you professionally, and you’d like to join my team, you can! You can reach me through my website to learn about this amazing opportunity!
And speaking of my website…I think it’s time for a GIVEAWAY!
Noonday Collection Giveaway
Visit my website ingridglessner.noondaycollection.com and make any purchase between now (11-28) and next week (Tuesday, Dec 5) OR sign up to host a Trunk Show, and you’ll be entered to win this Romantic Leather Wallet, hand woven by artisans in India ($58 value)!
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