Join the Journey
Meet Julie, the Founder of Vi Bella. After visiting Haiti in 2010, she saw a need that could be resolved by dignified employment. Her vision to make lasting impact in a broken world is what drove the start of Vi Bella. Visit our website to learn more about Julie’s story!
As 2020 starts to come to a close, we have been reflecting on what this year for Vi Bella. COVID-19 presented our business with challenges but we persevered. This year has been very overwhelming and unexpected in so many ways. Along with the many setbacks we have faced, there have also been many celebrations and victories and that is something we are forever thankful for. We are excited to see where 2021 takes us. We cannot wait to create more ethically made accessories for our customers.
Want to join the ethical fashion movement but nervous about the high price tag that typically comes along with it? That’s why we vow to keep Vi Bella products affordable without sacrificing quality or appearance. We want to ensure that ethical products are available to everyone, no matter what their budget may be.
This has been a challenging year to say the least. We are more thankful than ever for your support and partnership as together we have navigated our way through challenges we never imagined we would see.vBecause of YOU, Vi Bella artisans still have dignified jobs, are feeding their families, sending their children to school. Your support has helped provide meals, health care and face masks to people in need. You have encouraged the weary even while you were likely facing your own challenges.
As many of you have heard, our center in Haiti was burned to the ground last month by a gang from the mountains. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the hurt and darkness in the world, but we are choosing to focus on the opportunity to rebuild. If you are interested in donating to the rebuilding of our center in Haiti, visit our website and click “Beauty From Ashes” under the Shop Page. You can purchase things like chairs, desks, tool kits, and beading kits to help us as we work to rebuild.
We always love to share the story of Vi Bella’s humble beginnings because it reminds us of how far we have come. In 2010, our Founder, Julie Hulsetin, visited Haiti for the first time. Julie experienced firsthand the poverty and poor living conditions many Haitian communities are faced with. She left with a heavy heart and made it her mission to provide a livelihood for the men, women and children living in such conditions. This is what sparked the inspiration to create Vi Bella.
In Haiti, many children are placed in orphanages because their parents can’t afford to support them on their own. At Vi Bella, we ensure that our artisans have resources to care for and support their families. Each of these smiling faces has a very bright future ahead! ✨
Our products are crafted by hand, often using sustainable, recycled, and locally sourced materials such as horn, seeds, clay, shell, leather, and tin. Each product is artisan made and carefully crafted in our centers in Haiti and Mexico. The end result is much more than beautifully made jewelry; it is lives changed as a result of employment. Your style has a purpose.
All of our products are handmade by artisans in Haiti and Mexico. If you haven't seen our summer scrunchie collection yet, we recommend you stop by the site and browse. We are loving the pineapple scrunchie for putting your hair up at the beach!
Did you know that we have a wholesale program at Vi Bella Jewelry? If you own a boutique and are looking to add some ethically made pieces to your storefront, consider partnering with Vi Bella.
Jewelry doesn't have to be complicated. At Vi Bella, we believe in creating high quality, affordable jewelry that has a positive social impact. When you purchase our accessories, you support our Artisans in Haiti and Mexico. We love minimalistic, simple jewelry, with hand hammered metal, matte gold and dainty necklaces. We love bold, beaded statement jewelry that makes you feel confident. We believe in creating earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more, that everyone will love.