Justice Has Never Been This Fun

July 8, 2014

Girls- we are going to Rwanda. I say “we”- because our goal is to take you with us via the worldwide web. But before we talk about all of this, you have to go wish my friend, Annie Downs, a belated happy birthday and check out her book, Let’s All Be Brave. Love the title. Yes this.

On Friday, some of my favorite friends and I will board a plane  with Noonday and IJM to tell stories from Coopers’s home country, Rwanda. I haven’t been back since we adopted him, and it all just feels too good to be true.

I’ve been on several international trips and told a lot of stories, but I have never taken a trip like this. We are telling happy stories. And designing jewelry. And making new friends. And dreaming together. In Rwanda.

Most fun justice trip ever.

We will be working side by side with artisans to create the #StyleForJustice Noonday collection together.

But we don’t want to have all the fun so today we have the difficult task of asking you to pursue greater justice for women around the globe by…

THROWING A PARTY! Haha! Tough I know.


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Last Sunday I hosted my first Noonday trunk show, which is really embarrassing, because I’ve been friends with the founder, Jessica Honneger, since before it began. My excuse was that almost every person I know has already invited me to one of their parties.

Turns out, it doesn’t matter if you’ve been to 15 noonday shows–they don’t get old.

We had quite the party, and now, we all want you to throw one.

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And we celebrated the beautiful Kim Patton’s birthday! She is a world changer.



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Noonday trunk shows create a marketplace for artisans around the world who come from vulnerable communities. By creating a marketplace for these craftsman, we help create jobs and support women and their families all of over the world.

It’s just all good.

To host a party, all you have to do is–

Sign up here:


– Find an ambassador (Perhaps some of the most missional amazing fun women I have ever met.)

-Clear off your kitchen counter

-Invite all your friends

Host a show on August 7th and join women across the country for Noonday’s first ever nationwide trunk show for an exclusive peek at our #StyleForJustice Story Team trip to Rwanda.

I can’t wait to show you the lives that are being changed  through just having some friends over and shopping together. Justice has never looked like this!

Share with us if you’ve ever hosted a Noonday party or if you’re going to, and visit http://www.noondaycollection.com/styleforjustice/nationwidetrunkshow for more information on hosting a show.

Will you do it? Do it. As Annie says, Let’s all be Brave.

9 Responses to “Justice Has Never Been This Fun”

  1. Hello,We are planning to do this same trip, but are hivnag a hard time deciding how to go about it. Did you guys go through a tour company? If so, which one? Do you have any tips for someone doing this trip? Also, what company did you guys use for the safari? We are planning to go in September, but there has been some tension in Rwanda due to the upcoming elections. Did you guys feel any political tension when you were there?Thanks,Jessica

  2. I am SO SO SO excited the trip has finally arrived and I can not wait to see and read all of the womens stories for each of you! Cheering yall on and so excited about this opportunity for each of you, Noonday, IJM and especially all the people who will now know these womens stories because of yall! Blessings!!!! and lots of big big hugs!!!

  3. I don’t know…from what I have read the women in Rwanda are paid very little to create the jewelry that is designed by management in the US so that women here in the U.S. can feel good about supporting “artisans” in 3rd World countries. This sounds like poverty tourism at its worst.

    • Jennie

      I appreciate these concerns. Actually that is exactly why it is important we go- we go to report what we see and learn from the ground. I look forward to meeting these women and their families face to face and understanding better the implications and potential of fair trade.

      Until then- this may answer some questions. http://www.noondaycollection.com/our-story-faq.htm

  4. Kim Jones

    Love the noonday collection!!!!! I was curious about something. Does Noonday ever partner with other trafficking organizations for special events? I work for an aftercare home located in Cebu Philippines (we work closely with IJM there) and we’re hosting a runway show in October, in Dallas benefitting My Refuge House. Would noonday ever consider partnering? Would be lovely!!!

    • Noonday Collection


      Love that you’re involved in fighting human trafficking first hand, we have seen the importance of aftercare. Often times our Ambassadors get involved with events like these so we can definitely connect you, or see what partnership opportunities there might be. Email: support@noondaycollection.com and they can help connect you with the correct person! Thanks for your interest.

  5. Nashly Epp

    Hi Jennie,
    Actually posted a comment on your facebook status and introduced myself today. And then I read your post about Noonday collections. I am interesed in hosting a party. The only thing is I live in Canada. Would it still be possible to host a party up North here? Also is it possible to have it on the 6th or 8th of August? I’ve been looking for something like this to support. Please let me know!
    Thank you!

    • Noonday Collection


      So excited you want to host a show! As of right now we are only in the US. We hope to expand to Canada one day though! Feel free to email support and ask to be put on the list for Canadians who are interested in hosting and/or becoming an Ambassador. You can email: support@noondaycollection.com!

  6. Laura

    The best hostess ever!!! Glad you finally came around!!


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