Store of the Week! Urban Girl Accessories in San Diego

If you live in San Diego, or plan to visit San Diego soon, or need an excuse to visit San Diego soon, then here it is: Urban Girl. A wonderfully stylish and creatively curated boutique right in the heart of world-famous Seaport Village. Check out this look pulling together our favorites from Urban Girl’s offerings for a perfect picnic outfit. Click thru to check out more of Urban Girl’s amazing finds!

Ember + Hemline + TOMS = Weekend Wonder


Hemline is one of our favorite new stores, or rather, Hemline is a beautiful team of 10 stores, and we love them all. They have invested deeply in the story of our Ugandan partners and are a force for hope throughout the Southern USA. Today their website features a great summer look combing Ember jewelry with HEMLINE clothes and TOMS Shoes. It was created by our very own fashionista intern Laura. Check it out!

Wonderful People, Amazing Places

Each transaction with Acholi Beads is part of the greater story of this business.  We just returned from a trip up the coast to meet some of the faces behind those transactions and see the newest stores to carry our jewelry.  Wonderful people, amazing places.  Enjoy the visuals.

Steven Alan, Venice


Nina at Fred Segal, Santa Monica


Slow Clothing, Melrose


Aesthetyx, Huntington Beach


Huntington Beach Surf


Sasha, Laguna Beach


Acholi Beads in Fred Segal!

Starting tonight at 7pm, Acholi Beads will be featured in a window display at internationally renowned retailer Fred Segal, courtesy of our friends at Falling Whistles.  They are hosting an incredible kick-off event tonight at the store.  If you are anywhere near LA, be there.  Details here:

Special Acholi Beads, Falling Whistles joint hang tag.

Special Acholi Beads, Falling Whistles joint hang tag.

Winner of the Times x 20 Giveaway!

Chum is the winner!

Turns out 20x someone’s order is a whole lot of jewelry.  That’s what my friend Chum learned after he won our Times x 20 Giveaway!  He got a package in the mail with $800 worth of handmade Acholi Beads jewelry.  What’s he going to do with it?  Follow him at and ask!

Our Times x 20 promotion was an idea to show the impact of 20x anything, because each time we partner with a new Acholi woman, she improves the lives of 20 people around her.  What does Times x 20 look like in beaded jewelry?  You’ll have to ask Chum.

We’re always thinking of creative ways to bring the story of our Acholi partners home to America.  Do have an idea?  We’re all ears.  Leave a comment or contact us.

[To choose the winner we took all the qualifying orders and numbered them, then chose a number using  Chum’s number came up!  Congratulations Chum!]