The weather is heating up just in time for the Summer Collection, which features gauze separates, colorful sleeveless tops, comfy soft knits and capris galore.  Sundresses have arrived and there’s lots of bright color for the season.  You’ll always find something new at The Barbara Friday Collection.

TAGUA Jewelry

I found the most amazing summer jewelry line at the last market!  What is a TAGUA?  It’s a nut from a specific kind of palm tree that grows in Ecuador.  The nuts are sliced, carved, etc and then dyed to form colorful, light weight discs that are joined to form beautiful necklaces, bracelets and earrings.  Best of all is that this is a woman funded, fair trade industry  where a portion of every sale goes back to the community.