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I WAS ASKED WHO YOU DESIGNED YOUR PIECES FOR?

And… I was asked who you designed your pieces for?

My designs are for elegant, sophisticated, independent women, with a strong personality but also with a great heart.
This year we turned 15 years old since Evelyn Brooks Designs launched its operations in 2004.
Clients like Mrs. Frances Crespo, one of my first customers, who has surprised me wearing one of my early designs for her professional photo shoot.

Women like her motivate me, she has my pieces for years, it is one of her favorite pieces and she still remembers me. All this and more helps this mompreneur to keep going.
In many ways this hard working lady Frances Crespo, who is also an entrepreneur formerly from Puerto Rico, who has been recognized for her work in many opportunities, she is a clear example that success doesn’t happen overnight, you can build it with your own actions and always having the right people surrounding you.

Cheers for 15 more years of EBD, and for all those beautiful projects in 2019

Frances thank YOU for your trust and preference over the years. Even though we don’t get to see each other often; respect and admiration are always there for you.

BY FRANCES CRESPO …

51311824_10156148836968177_4137478391513219072_nI love supporting other women business owners. Evelyn Brooks and I met in Washington DC when she was starting her jewelry design company about the same time I started mine 15 yrs ago. I’m excited to see that we are still doing our thing and being influencers for good in our communities and respective industry. The piece of jewelry that I’m wearing is from her first collection, it’s one of my favorite pieces and I knew I had to wear for my first professional photo shoot. Keep up the amazing work you are doing, and let’s keep supporting one another!

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End of the weekly grind and so much to be thankful. When you are following your dreams of being an influencer for good, you have to get out of your own way and be seen which is hard for me because I’m very happy working in the background and being behind the scenes. Being seen is the only way you are going to effect change.

Esmeralda Heras, thanks for being so patient with me during my first professional photo shoot, the pictures are out of this world beautiful. You have an amazing gift to capture the essence of the soul that only you can see through your camera lens. I’m amazed at how beautiful they turned out and how patiently you waited for that faint smile underneath my cowboy hat to show an appearance.

Evelyn Brooks, thanks for using my picture to celebrate 15th years of you being in business. It’s an honor for me to wear your jewelry because I know you represent the professional business women, working hard every day doing great things not only in business but in your community as well.

Shirley Solis, thanks for believing in me. I’m so excited to be a guest speaker at your next Shirley Solis- Live Life! event in April. You have such a heart and passion to see women heal from the inside out and I wouldn’t be doing this without your trust and support, more like a big push!

“If you are going to be an influencer for good, you need to be seen!” ~Frances

#influencerforgood #needtobeseen #strongbusinesswoman

Photo credit: Heras & Company Photography

Every year we work on new projects, some are tougher than others. Some take longer time than others and as much as I wanted to share with everyone our partnership with Amarno Women Artisans. We had to wait and be patient.

I met Balbina the president of Amarno an association based in northern part of Perú, Her and her group of women work together making jewelry and other accesories.              I first saw their work at the a art fair in Miraflores and I fall in love with their work, especially the intricate work behind their designs was simply amazing.

They weren’t very open to talk about how they make their work; I introduced myself and I talked to one of the volunteers who was also helping them at their booth, I wanted to know more about them and I began asking a lot of questions. I handed my Business card to them so they could see I wasn’t just a cheat chatter and a fake business person.

Working with women artisans in Perú is a blessing, sharing my knowledge with them and for them to see that there is really a world outside their village where everything runs three times or more faster that how they do things,  isn’t easy for them to understand. But at the same time I saw them eager to fulfill their families necessities, I saw their willingness to work, their entrepreneurship spirit was there and as women entrepreneur all they wanted was to continue growing, but most importantly being able to provide a better quality of life to their families.

The barriers of communications have been issue, too; don’t expect an email answered within 48 hours; at the villages in Bagua Grande, there isn’t an iPhone 8 plus with wi-fi 24/7, there is just a simple cell phone that not all the times has signals. But again their willingness to work has always being there, and when I asked for samples made to my specifications were done correctly and that convinced me more that YES we could continue growing together.

Let me share with you a special video where you can meet the Amarno Artisans by Org by BIO

I choose products that would go along with the Evelyn Brooks huayruros collection that I have been promoting for years, going along with our mission that for years we have kept alive always giving back to those in need and this time creating oportunities for the Amarno Artisans Women.

Let us introduce you the FIVE BEST SELLERS on Amazon Handmade from Amarno Women Artisans sold exclusively by Evelyn Brooks Designs in Amazon US & Amazon Canada.

We will also continue to donate 10% of all our online sales to different non-profits such as Hoja Nueva, Awana Llaqta, Amarno Artisans and Cool Earth.

 

In celebrations of Women’s History Months, let’s keep growing, support one another and continue empowering women entrepreneur around the world. #pushforprogress

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Sincerely

Evelyn Brooks