February 2017

Shop with Purpose: Paisley + Sparrow

Style with a Story!

Today is Fashion Friday and we’re excited to introduce you to our dear friend, Jen from Paisley + Sparrow!  I first met Jen last August at the Brews and Brands event she hosted with another one of our awesome friends, Morgan from Construction 2 Style.  As soon as we met, I knew we would be friends.  Jen’s fun, witty, energetic AND she has an amazing sense of style.  Above everything else, though, the quality that attracted me to her most was her passion.  Her passion for making a difference; her passion for bringing good to the world and her passion for helping and supporting others.

Rewind a few years.  Jen went on the World Race where she spent one year working with ministries and non-profits around the world. “She was deeply impacted by the organizations who worked with women in a variety of difficult situations: women who were sex trafficked or abducted by the LRA, widows who were HIV positive, or girls who grew up as orphans. These organizations would provide women with counseling, education, medical support, and employment in order for the women to recover fully and live a hope filled life.”

When she returned to the States, Jen dreamed of creating a store with products that made a difference in the world. This dream and passion led her to found Paisley + Sparrow.  Her company’s purpose is best stated in the mission.

“To be a marketplace that carries only high quality, beautiful products where you can be confident that your purchases are making a difference in the world. We want you to be confident that with each purchase you make, you are giving a woman in Ethiopia a way to support her family, a marginalized woman in India a hopeful future, a woman recovering from addiction a second-chance, and the opportunity to change a life by your generosity. Thank you for helping us make a difference in the world.”

Paisley + Sparrow is best described as:

– Style with a story. Each piece is on trend with a story and purpose behind it.

-Unique pieces you won’t find all your friends wearing.

-Products that empower women by creating sustainable jobs for them to provide for themselves and their family.

-Timeless pieces, allowing you to wear them season after season, year after year.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet this inspiring MN girl who is making a difference or shop her fashion forward styles, join us on Saturday, Feb 4th, for Hit the Barre with Paisley + Sparrow benefiting Tubman.   We’ll sweat, shop, sip AND make a difference!  Also, check out Jen’s blog post on going from the gym to brunch in style!

We’ll see you at the barre!


Amber + The Haute Barre Family