The Fossil x ME to WE Collection

This spring, we’re excited to announce our partnership with ME to WE, a social enterprise that empowers women around the world in order to end poverty in their communities. The Fossil x ME to WE   collection celebrates color, craftsmanship and one-of-a-kind jewelry. The best part? Each piece is handmade with love by female artisans, or “Mamas,” in Kenya using art forms passed down, mother to daughter, for generations. Together with the Mamas, we designed a line of beaded watch straps, bracelets, necklaces and bag charms that make the perfect Mother’s Day gift for moms (and even yourself).
This spring, we’re excited to announce our partnership with Me to We, a social enterprise that empowers women around the world in order to end poverty in their communities. The Fossil x Me to We collection celebrates color, craftsmanship and one-of-a-kind jewelry. The best part? Each piece is handmade with love by female artisans, or “Mamas,” in Kenya using art forms passed down, mother to daughter, for generations. Together with the Mamas, we designed a line of beaded watch straps, bracelets, necklaces and bag charms that make the perfect Mother’s Day gift for moms (and even yourself).
Mama Leah in Kenya
Through this collaboration, we’re able to give back to the Mamas and help provide them with financial literacy and leadership training tools. We spoke with three Mamas—Toti, Hellen and Leah—about how they’re building a future for themselves and their families, one beautiful beaded item at a time.
FOSSIL: WHAT IS YOUR BEST ADVICE FOR MOMS?

Toti: Work hard to ensure your children have the best opportunities.

Hellen: Be patient with your kids.

Leah: Teach them life skills, not everything is learned from a book.

 

FOSSIL: WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING A ME TO WE MOTHER?

Toti: To be able to work hard to support my kids and family.

Leah: The satisfaction of seeing your child grow into their own person with your leadership and guidance.

Fossil x ME to WE Rafiki bracelets
Mama Hellen

FOSSIL: WHY DO YOU WANT TO PASS YOUR CRAFT DOWN TO YOUR KID(S)?

Hellen: It allows them to take part in the community’s culture while creating job opportunities.

 

FOSSIL: DESCRIBE FOSSIL X ME TO WE IN THREE WORDS (OR LESS).

Toti: Supportive.

Hellen: Empowering.

Leah: A blessing.

 

FOSSIL: HOW LONG HAS YOUR CRAFT BEEN PASSED DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION?

Leah: My grandmother’s mother did it, my grandmother did it, my mother did it and now I am teaching my daughter.

Mama Toti
FOSSIL: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOSSIL X ME TO WE STYLE?

Hellen: I love to stitch the watch straps—they are my favorite!

Leah: The frosted pink necklaces are beautiful.

 

FOSSIL: WHERE DOES YOUR DESIGN INSPIRATION COME FROM?

Toti: The community.

Hellen: My grandmother.

Leah: From generations before.

Every purchase of a Fossil x ME to WE piece gives back to the Mamas in Kenya. Track the impact of yours and learn more about their inspiring story at trackyourimpact.com/fossil .
ME to WE  Handmade, Jewelry