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{SCS} Saving Grace 28

This guest post is written by my good friends and fellow abolitionists, Amy Jo Syck and Casey Carroll. Amy and Casey are artists, entrepreneurs, and fair trade enthusiasts. I asked them to share the story of their new business here.

Saving Grace
Saving-Rescue from harm danger or loss. Something saved.
Grace-favor or goodwill. Kindness and love.

Did you know that 500 girls are trafficked in Atlanta every year?

Did you know that the average age of exploitation is 14?

Did you know that 100-150 girls are prostituted each month for profit in Atlanta?

Did you know that the average duration a woman endures in the sex trade is seven years before she is killed or dies?

These are just some of the facts that we could not ignore after hearing.

It was truly God’s timing for how this company came together in the way it did.  After going to the Passion Conference in January 2012 something sparked inside of us to take action and begin to help those in need around us. The conference really opened our eyes to the ever growing epidemic of human trafficking. The idea that something so horrendous could be happening in our own back yard really became disheartening to both of us. We went home after the conference and began to pray for an opportunity to help the helpless in our own backyard. Through prayer, the idea of stamped jewelry came up. We both thought of this individually! After realizing we both had the same vision we began to brainstorm and soon after, our baby, Saving Grace was born.  We want to bring awareness to others so they too can get plugged  into the different causes related to human trafficking. We are in the process of making our jewelry line completely fair trade. We want to be able have something people can wear, be able to share the back story behind the jewelry, as well as feel good about the purchase.

Through prayer God showed us how to incorporate our passion, our dreams and our jewelry for a great cause: bringing awareness to human trafficking. Before Saving Grace was created we were like many other consumers that purchased items on trend and never worried if these items were fair trade. We want to offer consumers a different avenue for a fashionable piece of jewelry for a cause.  Saving Grace offers a few different collections.

One collection features our Uganda beads. When we purchase these beads we help women support their families. We believe strongly in this line because we are trying to help  keep these women from being forced into desperate actions in order to provide for their families. When we purchase the beads the money goes directly back to the women that made the beads so that they may have a sustainable living. We also have our freedom collection that really represents who we are as a company. It’s made up of birds, feathers, fun colors, and a personalized S & G on all the items. We hope that each Saving Grace piece of jewelry will become a conversation piece. It will be used to educate others on the ideas and passion behind Saving Grace as a company and it doesn’t hurt that the jewelry is cute too!

Check out Saving Grace 28’s website on Etsy.

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2 thoughts on “{SCS} Saving Grace 28

  1. hi!,I like your writing very so much! share we be in contact extra approximately your article on AOL? I require a specialist on this space to unravel my problem. May be that is you! Having a look forward to see you.

    • Thank you for the video! My wife loves to shop at thrift shops, flea mkrteas and garage sales, and I’ve just sent her a link to this post as well. She’s found some great bargains, but whoo boy, sometimes they definitely could benefit from the cleaning treatment prescribed!

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