31 Bits believes that every purchase we make can have either a positive or a negative impact on the world 'and it wants to be a part of the positive story. The idea is to revolutionize the way that we do business by working with local artisans to offer a path of self-empowerment, to help people rise above poverty. This accessories brand uses beads made from recycled paper by Ugandan workers looking to create a new income for themselves. The designs have a simple, chic sophistication to them and are bold and colorful but still elegant too. 99percent of materials come from East Africa and support local markets.