behind the scenes
Turning something horrific into art
Recycled Bullet Castings It's beautiful and sustainable We partner with two different groups in Ethiopia, both creating beautiful jewelry from upcycled artillery. We chose to work with these cooperatives because of their exceptional resiliency and their commitment to...
Bhara was born in a brothel.
Bhara’s mother was sold into the sex trade as a young girl. Her family lived in poverty and there were not many options for work in her village. When a man came to her village and promised a good job for Bhara’s mother, she was sold into a brothel in Mumbai. It was in...
Beautiful Leather. Beautiful Story.
In 2006, the United Nations named Ethiopia the worst country in the world for violence against women. Bride kidnapping is the most common form of marriage here. soHza sister is working with co-ops that plant seeds of change in Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa. ...
Bamboo. It’s soft and sustainable
Our partner angelrox fabrics are comfort, breathe and full of love with a rich dose of stretch for extra sweet support. Easy to care for and durable, angelrox inspires women to dance through their busy days with ease while planting their feet gentle upon the earth. ...
We are social!
We launched soHza sister April 13, 2013. Three sisters. A belief in the power of women. And an idea that we could help bring them together for change. We wanted to create a social enterprise dedicated to helping women both locally and globally.
In 2021 we opened our first brck and mortar fairtrade boutique dowtown Covington in Mainstrasse Village. So now you can buy buy unique “sister” gifts both online and in person.
If you buy and share one of our products, you’ll help the woman that made it globally, and in return we will donate to a local non-profit for women–putting you at the center of change.
soHza sister has partnered with 22 different fair trade co-ops in over 11 countries. They offer these empowered women opportunities that change lives. Each piece of handmade jewelry and ethical clothing has a powerful story. Then we give to local non-profits that help women — helping women here by helping women there.
After over nine years in business, we have built a great community of local women change makers, given over $40,000 to our local non-profit partners and purchased $1 million with our global partners.