Oscar Nominees Score Locally Sourced Swag!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013 Jen Pontrelli

Chicago based designer Jan Lewis has been tapped for the ultimate goody bag: Oscar swag!  Selections from her 2013 line of  bangles will be featured in this year's "Everybody Wins at the Oscars®" nominee swag bag.

The bracelets designed by Lewis will be a part of an epic cache of goodies handed out to all of the nominees as well as host, Seth MacFarlane, the day after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards ceremony.  This is a tremendous honor for Lewis and her locally based company, Jan Lewis Designs, as it means that some of the most sought after names in Hollywood (Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence to name a few) might soon be touting her beautiful designs all over the world.    

Lewis, a School of the Art Institute of Chicago grad, formed Jan Lewis Designs in 2011 as a part of a fair trade initiative that employs artisans in impoverished areas of India at a fair wage.  Each of Lewis's unique designs is realized through the hand-craftsmanship of workers in India and Lewis has made sure to look out for the well-being of each of those workers.  In addition to ample compensation, the fair trade commission also makes efforts to provide medical care, education, child and elderly care, and vocational training to workers and involved communities.  

To support fair trade initiative and score your own sweet Oscar swag check out www.janlewisdesigns.com or visit Chiaroscuro at Water Tower Place.

Photo courtesy of Jan Lewis Designs.

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