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The Bajalia Fantasy Gift is on the Today Show October 13th
Iris Apfel for Bajalia Fantasy Trunk of Accessories is the ultimate jewelry box overflowing with jewelry pieces made by global artisans from around the world.  Watch us on the Today Show Tuesday October 13th for an up close look.
Bajalia Launches Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gift
Dallas Texas, Oct 6, 2015 For immediate release. Bajalia International Group announces the launch of our Iris Apfel for Bajalia Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gift.  Iris Apfel collaborated with Bajalia on the trunk and the contents each hand selected. 
"More is more, less is a bore!" is the style mantra of 94-year-old fashion icon Iris Apfel. Her souk-meets-haute-couture style earned her a 2005 Metropolitan Museum of Art retrospective. This ikat-embellished trunk comes filled with vintage finds and accessories handcrafted by women globally and inspired by her own personal collection. Gift includes lunch and a styling session with Iris.
With the purchase of the Iris Apfel for Bajalia Trunk of Accessories, Neiman Marcus will donate $5,000 to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation. Gift limited to five Neiman Marcus customers.
HSN Fall Show, October 29 and 30th, 2015
Bajalia is excited to be back on-air with HSN, on October 29 and 30th, 2015. We'll share stories of women artisans around the world during HSN's  Fall Fashion Edit. Plus, we're thrilled to unveil our Fall Collection, bringing you the latest handcrafted pieces from our artisans. We hope you'll tune in. 
 2015 Nexus Caribbean Youth Summit, February 5 - 7, 2015
Bajalia International Group has been invited to participate in the Nexus Caribbean Global Youth Summit Debbie Farah, CEO of Bajalia, will be speaking on topics focusing on women’s economic development and social enterprises in the Caribbean. 
The Nexus Youth Summit is a global movement of 2000 + young people from over 70 countries working to increase and improve philanthropy and impact investing by bridging communities of wealth and social entrepreneurship. Founded in 2011, Nexus puts the hope and promise of young people on the world stage by bringing leaders together at Nexus Summits around the world for dialogue, Education and collaborative problem-solving.

This is the first time these doers and thinkers are launching this conference in the Caribbean Islands to build bridges between the various other Caribbean nations and countries. 

Debbie is excited to be a part of The Nexus Caribbean Youth Summit and explained, “The forum will highlight a diverse group of women and companies who are leaders in the Caribbean. We will be focusing on cultural inclusion, social innovation, global networking, and the changing dialogue of philanthropy, impact investing and social entrepreneurship.”
Farah’s main topic will be combining her passions for entrepreneurship and fashion to benefit local artisans through a social enterprise business model. Debbie remarked, “Alleviating poverty and empowering women through job creation, while taking their work to scale on a global level is our goal.” Farah is a strong supporter of developing lasting and successful mentoring relationships and helping to scale female entrepreneurial initiatives around the world.  

Farah is excited to be leading a conversation focusing on the new launch of Kenneth Cole and REBUILD Globally's collaboration of footwear, made from recycled tires for his Look Good for Good initiative. Julie Colombino, Founder of REBUILD Globally and Amanda Cole, daughter of Kenneth Cole will be joining in the conversation. 
For more information visit Nexus Global Youth Summit
Bajalia was excited to be a part of Sustainatopia 2014 in Miami and Los Angeles. Our CEO spoke in two areas of passion:
Sustainability and Transparency in the Supply Chain
Empowering Women Through Investments
The next Sustainatopia Conference is in May of 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  
For more information visit Sustainatopia 
Alliance for Artisan Enterprises
Bajalia is a member of The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, hosted by the Aspen Institute, and launched by former Secretary Hillary Clinton in 2012. Our CEO, Debbie Farah, was excited to be invited to be on the Steering Committee to set strategy and pilot projects for artisans globally. The Alliance is a collaborative effort of over 45 members, including small and medium enterprises, corporations, non-profit organizations and individuals who are working together to promote the full potential of artisan enterprises around the world. As a platform for public-private partnerships, the Alliance leverages the collective strength of our members to break down barriers commonly faced in the artisan sector.
The mission of the Alliance is to support the power and potential of the artisan sector, to create jobs, increase incomes, enhance cultural heritage and promote development that respects the uniqueness of people and place.
 For more information visit  Alliance for Artisan Enterprises
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