Every now and then something comes along that just plain makes you want to be better, to do better. (Really, these opportunities are always around us; we just need to recognize them.) Here at the BSP, we are so lucky to be presented daily with brands and artists that do more than mass produce products. We seek out artists who bring pure beauty into the world and share their vision with us through their work. We take pride in finding artists who also use their position to do more.
Suz Somersall’s life has been spent surrounded by art and design. After traveling and studying form and shape, Somersall moved to New York and (with partner Whitney Blake) and grew her business into KiraKira. While KiraKira has a wide range of gorgeous jewelry to choose from, we are terribly excited to shine a spotlight on the piece featured in today’s giveaway. This locket was co-designed with Orange is the New Black actress Alysia Reiner. As stated in the Wall Street Journal:
Ms. Reiner teamed with Suz Somersall, founder of KiraKira jewelry, to design a limited-edition locket for the WPA. All of the proceeds from sales of the locket go to the service and advocacy organization. Among its many programs, WPA runs a family reunification center for formerly incarcerated women, in-prison HIV prevention programs, and the recently launched alternative-to-incarceration program called JusticeHome.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of this piece go directly to this organization. You can feel good about where your money goes. And look good in the process. Talk about doing more.