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A little over two years ago, one local company set out to make a difference by traveling all over the world collecting goods and creating jobs for those living in poor conditions. By buying products from them, bringing those products back to the US to sell, and going back for more, Live Worldly not only created a business for these merchants, but it created a future for them.
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It all started when the founder of Live Worldly, Kael Robinson, got the idea to help those less fortunate by incorporating this business model. But the products she bought in other countries weren’t just any souvenir or something you could find in America, they’re fashionable pieces that started a craze not only in Colorado or on the Internet, but all over the US.
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Live Worldly’s most popular product, the Brazilet, has been worn by countless celebrities including Katie Couric, Brooklyn Decker, Lauren Conrad and more. If you were lucky enough to sit front row at Denver Fashion Weekend last Saturday and Sunday, you might have noticed a Brazilet in your gift bag, too.
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303 Magazine reached out to Robinson to hear a little more about Live Worldly.
Kael Robinson in India with Water for People

Kael Robinson in India with Water for People

303 Magazine: How did Live Worldly begin?
Kael Robinson: Live Worldly started in August of 2011. The passion came from traveling and seeing how much people are in need of jobs and in need of help. Also, the idea sprung from seeing amazing products from around the globe and wanted to share their stories.
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Where was the first place you traveled to to find products to bring back?
KR: Brazil was the first place we went to find products for Live Worldly and how the company originated.
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How often do you get new products in?
KR: We get products at least twice a week for Live Worldly.
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How do the sales from these products help the countries you get them from?
KR: We are really focused on helping children in the countries from the products we sell. And we are focused on creating jobs for people that have a skill and need money to support their families and community. We are focused on mostly empowering women and children.
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I love Brazilets so much that I had to have them in our DFW gift bags. Tell me a little about them. 
KR: We love Brazilets too. They are still our most popular item we sell. These were the first product we ever sold. In Brazil they are a 200-year-old tradition that has been worn to bring good luck and 3 wishes. You wrap the bracelet around your wrist twice and tie three knots. You make one wish with each knot and when the bracelet falls off your wishes are believed to come true. I am wearing three now.
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Where haven’t you traveled to for Live Worldly that you want to travel to in the future?
KR: I have not been to Kenya/South Africa and Greece. They are on my list for next year. Also, I have been to all the continents but Antarctica so that’s on my bucket list for next year as well.
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Live Worldly had a segment at DFW. Why did you want to be involved?
KR: We wanted to be involved with DFW because we are trying to gain more awareness in Denver’s community and want people to get more involved in what we are doing to change the world through fashion. Everyone can make a difference even if it is small.
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Any fun stories?
KR: Well I just got back from Peru this weekend traveling with TOMS shoes to give kids shoes and understand more about giving through fashion. It was one of the most life changing and incredible trips I have ever been on. I learned a lot about working with NGO’s in Peru and how we can work more to make a difference.
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Click HERE to see Live Worldly’s collection of items. 

Click HERE to see photos of Live Worldly at Denver Fashion Weekend. 

photo by Delmy Gooch

photo by Delmy Gooch

 

About The Author

Lindsay is the former Editor and Fashion Editor of 303 Magazine. She loves brunch, vintage leather jackets, a good pair of heels, and traveling all over the world looking for a good lede. Contact: lindsay@dev-303magazine.pantheonsite.io | Follow on Instagram: @303lyns

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