I received products from Coca-Cola’s 5by20 program; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
I am constantly inspired by the creativity women that I learn about each day. Whether it’s the women in my workplace, the women in my family, my female friends, or the women around the world that create beautiful homes for their families, I seek inspiration through their creative projects. Coca-Cola has packaged home decor and female empowerment into the 5by20 initiative which provides entrepreneurs with tools and training to grow their businesses and income. Since it is a popular theme to decorate a home with vintage Coca-Cola bottles or other decorative items, I wanted to show off a few handmade items made from Coca-Cola products.
The home decor pieces can add a pop of fun color to your home, and you can feel good about supporting female entrepreneurs worldwide. It is a hard fact to face that many women do not have the resources that we have available to us, but this program can help lift a family out of poverty through homemade goods. The 5by20 Initiative was created in 2010 with the goal of empowering 5 million women entrepreneurs across the company’s value chain by 2020.
Have many cans of Coca-Cola do you go through? How many pop tabs do you simply discard? These women turn these items into works of art to support their families. For example, Sandy in Chimulahaucan, Mexico makes gorgeous purses and iPad covers out of unusable consumer packaging. This program addresses some of the most common barriers that prevent women from succeeding in the marketplace by offering access to trainings, financial services, and peer-to-peer mentoring.
Did you know that studies have shown that women are more likely to reinvest 90% of their income in food, education and healthcare for their children and their families? When you invest in the education and success of women, it improves the economy and makes the community more stable. At the end of 2015, 1.2 women were impacted in total through the initiative.
Coca-Cola Home Decor and Accessories
Beautiful bracelet made from beverage ring-pulls by Purple Community Fund, a group of female artisans in Manila.
Decorative flower made from beverage labels by Mitz, a women’s cooperative located in Palo Solo, Mexico.
This fun decoration is the ultimate eco-friendly piece! It is handmade in Kenya from recycled aluminum cans and bound with recycled telephone wire.
Environmentally friendly handbag made from bottle-caps by Cop Madam in Turkey.
We should celebrate International Women’s Day EVERYDAY since women are a crucial part of our life. Let’s support women-owned businesses and create a better society for all.
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