Angie Harmon x Red Earth
March 23, 2015
I'm really excited to showcase Red Earth's latest collaborative collection with actress Angie Harmon. I shared a Local Focus with Red Earth late last year, click here to see the post. Now, Red Earth is back with a brand new line. Aligned with Red Earth culture, pieces from this collection, ANGIE HARMON X RED EARTH, are all created from recycled materials that include old locks, door knobs and bone from Africa. Designed in the U.S. and handmade in Kenya, Red Earth works directly with exquisite artisans in Africa to help grow and support their businesses, to create jobs and further commerce. Enjoy a few of my favorite pieces below. Collection will be available for purchase starting April 16th.
Red Earth Founder Travis Gravette says of the collaboration with Harmon, “We are so excited to release this collection. Angie was the perfect partner. Her sense of design and fashion is totally in sync with our brand and she gets the heart of our company to use business for good.”
ANGIE HARMON X RED EARTH delivers signature creations unique to Angie including symbolic skull designs and other distinctively rustic handmade pieces. A percentage of all revenue of this collection will go to UNICEF, of which Angie is an ambassador. Harmon adds, “It was such an amazing experience working with the Red Earth team on this collection. Each handmade piece is unique and that is what gives this collection so much substance and character.”
Red Earth is an ethical lifestyle brand creating jewelry with a rugged elegance, skillfully crafted abroad. They cultivate hope and opportunity through fashion. Red Earth is telling a different story about Africa, one of beauty and entrepreneurship, not charity. The company helps African artisans grow their businesses to create even more jobs- this is about using business for good in a country with 40% unemployment. Red Earth is a direct trade business and works in tandem with these artists to ensure that every employee is treated and paid fairly. The artists set their own prices and Red Earth pays 50% upfront and 50% once the projects are complete.
A sibling duo, Travis Gravette and Katy McDonald, have a rich history in their philanthropic efforts. In 2006, Travis personally founded Think Know Act, a non-profit to empower local leaders in Africa who are working to end extreme poverty in their own communities. This socially-conscious family works day in and day out to help grow the working middle class in Africa with Red Earth as their vehicle.
Born in Dallas, Texas, Angie Harmon is best known for her starring role as Assistant District Attorney Abbie Carmichael on NBC’s Emmy®-winning drama Law & Order. Angie currently stars in the TNT hit drama “Rizzoli & Isles” as police detective Jane Rizzoli for which she won a 2015 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Cable TV Actress. The show is currently airing their 5th season and will return for a 6th season this summer.
Harmon was appointed UNICEF Ambassador in January 2013, and is committed to using her talent and recognition to fundraise, educate and advocate on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable children. For the past two years, she has appeared as the spokesperson for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s End Trafficking Project, raising awareness about child trafficking and mobilizing communities to take meaningful action to help protect children.
Harmon’s many film roles include the lead role of "Abby” in the Sony Screen Gems feature film The Good Mother and a starring role opposite Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan in the independent feature film Seraphim Falls. She was also seen in Fun With Dick and Jane and Agent Cody Banks.