A Beautiful Year in Review

A few words from Julie Hulstein, our Founder and CEO: Here at Vi Bella we are  looking back on all the beauty of 2016 with such gratitude. A beautiful circle  has formed between our team here in the U.S. and the communities we love in  Haiti and Mexico. I am grateful for everyone who has been a part of Vi Bella from the beginning.  Each person has played a very important role in its growth and success.  I’m extremely thankful for each one and very proud of the fine team we have now and the immense amount of great work...

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Dressember: Fashion For the Fight

  We are entering December today willing to fight. Because when it comes to sex trafficking and slavery, we are willing to fight for justice, mercy, love, and freedom. 35 million men and women live in slavery and oppression. Let that sink in a moment.  That number is not o.k. with us and that’s why we are geared up to fight. During this month of great hope, we are linking arms once again with our friends at the Dressember Foundation, International Justice Mission and A21. We believe in their collective missions, to shine light on slavery statistics and to...

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Let Your Life Shine

In this season of love, hope and joy many of us string lights around our tree and place a star at the top. Some of us walk through displays of sparkling Christmas lights.   In this season of Advent we light candles, and we pray that our lives can shine brightly as an example of love, justice, and mercy to a weary world. Because the light of the world came during the darkest of days. In this season of giving, as we await the greatest gift ever given to the world, Vi Bella is joining hands and hearts around a...

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How a Webinar Can Change YOUR Life

We are hosting a webinar on Wednesday evening, November 2nd and this live event is a chance for YOU to be inspired!  Take a bit to meet and hear the story of our Founder and CEO, Julie Hulstein. Here’s what others are saying: “Every community, every village, every company, everybody needs a visionary like Julie Hulstein. She isn’t afraid to do what no one else dares to do, to see how far she can stretch an idea, or to test the breadth of God’s faithfulness. I’ve often told people that Julie is this rare combination of entrepreneurship, tireless creativity,...

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Praising in the Storm: An Update

Hurricane Matthew has passed through Haiti and now is headed toward the Florida coast and Eastern United States. This has been an emotional week for all of us on the Vi Bella team. While we are praising God for the safety of all of our artisans, our hearts are burdened for all of those in Haiti and other parts of the Caribbean that suffered heavy losses because of this powerful storm. Francisco at Vi Bella, One Vision near Arcahaie shared with us the gratitude and importance of all of your prayers: “We are safe the ladies from the center...

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Jesus Calm the Storm (#PrayforHaiti)

My heart is so heavy today as I  listen to reports of Hurricane Matthew and consider the devastating effects it could have on Haiti. Here at Vi Bella we are asking you to unite with us in prayer and ask God to calm this storm. We care about ALL the people living in Haiti and in the other Caribbean islands in the path of this dangerous hurricane.  Please pray for God’s mighty hand to protect, and for wisdom and strength for all during this trying time. Some things you need to know that you will probably not see on...

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New Jewelry, New Opportunities

Each season, our design team works here in the U.S. researching fashion trends, the Pantone Color Report, materials that can be sourced from Haiti and Mexico, and selecting partners across the globe that share our vision of job-creation ministry that empowers others and combats poverty.   All this research combined with the talents of our artisans, brings our new 2016 Collection to you! Since our humble beginnings, the artisans that work in our three centers have come so far in their mastery of jewelry-making techniques. From intricate bead-weaving to the practiced skill of rolling a perfect magazine bead, each employee...

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