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#blogABLE: Meet Trina!

blogABLE header We were so stoked to announce blogABLE — our collaborative trip with fashionABLE. As we lead up to August, we’ll be introducing each of the team members here on the blog. Check out their sites and follow along on their social media to see their first-hand experience in Ethiopia!

 

Meet Trina.

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Trina is a mom to 4, a freelance writer, style scout, and author of LaLaLovely blog.

 

Connect with Trina:

Twitter: @lalalovelyblog

Instagram: @lalalovelyblog

Facebook: facebook.com/lalalovelyblog

Pinterest:  pinterest.com/lalalovelyblog

 

Over the next few weeks, we will be introducing each blogger.
Stay tuned and follow along at #blogABLE.

#blogABLE, AFRICA TRIPS, FASHIONABLE

#blogABLE: Meet Gaby!

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 We were so stoked to announce blogABLE — our collaborative trip with fashionABLE. As we lead up to August, we’ll be introducing each of the team members here on the blog. Check out their sites and follow along on their social media to see their first-hand experience in Ethiopia!

 

Meet Gaby.

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Gaby is a trained chef, recipe developer and food/lifestyle writer based in Los Angeles. Her blog, WhatsGabyCooking.com features original recipes and images that inspire and delight even the pickiest of palates, along with anecdotes from Gaby’s life on-the-go. Her first cookbook, Absolutely Avocados, celebrates her uncontrollable obsession with nature’s most perfect food: the avocado.

Connect with Gaby:

Twitter: @whatsgabycookin

Instagram: @whatsgabycookin

Facebook: facebook.com/WhatsGabyCooking

Pinterest:  pinterest.com/whatsgabycookin

 

Over the next few weeks, we will be introducing each blogger. Stay tuned and follow along at #blogABLE.

#blogABLE, AFRICA TRIPS, FASHIONABLE

#blogABLE: Meet Dana!

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 We were so stoked to announce blogABLE — our collaborative trip with fashionABLE. As we lead up to August, we’ll be introducing each of the team members here on the blog. Check out their sites and follow along on their social media to see their first-hand experience in Ethiopia!

 

Meet Dana.

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Dana Weiss is a former publicist turned stay at home mom who combined her two passions – shopping and television – into the popular TV fashion blog Possessionista.com which gives viewers the opportunity to ask their favorite TV characters and reality TV personalities “what are you wearing?” When she’s not playing armchair fashion police to the cast of the Bachelor, the Pretty Little Liars or the cast of Scandal, Dana lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, their two sons and Kirby the Wonder Mutt.

Connect with Dana:

Twitter: @possessionista

Instagram: @possessionista

Facebook: facebook.com/possessionista

Pinterest:  pinterest.com/possessionista

 

Over the next few weeks, we will be introducing each blogger. Stay tuned and follow along at #blogABLE.

#blogABLE, AFRICA TRIPS, FASHIONABLE

#blogABLE: Meet Hayley!

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 We were so stoked to announce blogABLE  — our collaborative trip with fashionABLE. As we lead up to August, we’ll be introducing each of the team members here on the blog. Check out their sites and follow along on their social media to see their first-hand experience in Ethiopia!

 

Meet Hayley.

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Hayley loves summertime, football, a good book, and a great adventure. Sharing a home with four tiny boys means she doesn’t own anything she can’t afford to replace. She blogs at the lifestyle blog Tiny Twig to inspire women to create lives of more passion and less fuss. Hayley is completely passionate about women knowing they are enough, their lives don’t have to be overly stressful, and the life they are creating is precious and completely beautiful. She is the co-founder of The Influence Network and the annual Influence Conference, which exist to help women make their online lives mean something.

Connect with Hayley:

Twitter: @thetinytwig

Instagram: @thetinytwig

Facebook: facebook.com/The-Tiny-Twig

Pinterest:  pinterest.com/thetinytwig

Over the next few weeks, we will be introducing each blogger. Stay tuned and follow along at #blogABLE.

#blogABLE, AFRICA TRIPS, FASHIONABLE

#blogABLE: Meet Erin!

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 We were so stoked to announce blogABLE last week — our collaborative trip with fashionABLE. As we lead up to August, we’ll be introducing each of the team members here on the blog. Check out their sites and follow along on their social media to see their first-hand experience in Ethiopia!

 

Meet Erin.

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Erin authors DesignForMankind.com, honored as one of London Time’s top 50 design blogs in the world. A new mom, her most recent successful venture is DesignForMiniKind.com, a sister site for moms craving a daily dose of design. Erin’s work has been praised in GlamourLuckyMarie Claire and The Huffington Post.

Connect with Erin:

Twitter: @erinloechner

Instagram: @erinloechner

Facebook: facebook.com/DesignForMankind

Pinterest:  pinterest.com/erinloechner

 

Over the next few weeks, we will be introducing each blogger. Stay tuned and follow along at #blogABLE.

#blogABLE, AFRICA TRIPS, FASHIONABLE

#blogABLE

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We are so incredibly excited to announce #blogABLE – an opportunity to bring some of our favorite online voices to see our work in Africa. Mocha Club is partnering with our sister company, fashionABLE, to take a group of amazing, talented ladies to see our work in Ethiopia. From August 10-14, we’ll spend time with our partners both at Women at Risk and at the fashionABLE headquarters. Follow along on our adventure!

The Bloggers

Emily Maynard

Emily Maynard

EmilyMaynard.com
@emilymaynard
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Erin Loechner

DesignForMankind
@erinloechner
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Jenna Weber

EatLiveRun
@eatliverun
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gaby

Gaby Dalkin

WhatsGabyCooking
@whatsgabycookin
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Dana

Dana Weiss

Possessionista
@possessionista
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Emily Maynard

Ellie Holcomb

Blog.ellieholcomb.com
@ellieholcomb
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Hayley Morgan

TheTinyTwig
@thetinytwig
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Shannan Martin

FlowerPatchFarmgirl
@flowerpatchfg
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Trina McNeilly

LaLaLovelyThings
@lalalovelyblog
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blair

Blair McLeod

virtual traveler
Wild-and-Precious
@blairita
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Trip Leaders

marisa

Marisa Pardo

blog.themochaclub.org
@mochaclub
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barrett

Barrett Ward

livefashionABLE.com
@livefashionABLE
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Over the next few weeks, we will be introducing each blogger. Stay tuned and follow along at #blogABLE.

FASHIONABLE, Women at Risk

The Genet Scarf

We love each and every one of the scarves that our sister company, fashionABLE, releases.  But this one is just a little extra special.  Named after Genet, one of the beautiful ladies who is part of our Women at Risk community, this scarf is a result of a beautiful partnership with fashionABLE and the ONE Campaign. In collaboration with the Alt Summit design conference, ONE and fashionABLE crowd-sourced this handwoven Mother’s Day scarf in order to highlight the powerful role women play in alleviating extreme poverty. [read more on fashionABLE’s blog…]

The handwoven Genet scarf is an online exclusive, and there is a pre-sale launch today & tomorrow that includes free shipping! Scarves will continue to be on pre-sale until April 19th, when the scarf is officially available.

We think this is the perfect Mother’s Day gift, don’t you?

So go ahead… grab your Genet scarf now!

the Genet fashionABLE scarf

FASHIONABLE, INSPIRATION

This one's a post for all the ladies.

Women at Risk

Today is International Women’s Day, a day when the globe celebrates all the ladies! Even Google’s doodle for today celebrates women. (Well played, Google, well played.)

The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2012 is Empower Women – End Hunger and Poverty.

We at Mocha Club work daily to accomplish this theme. Through our Women at Risk project and our fashionABLE scarf line, we are actively ensuring that women are given the ability to hold a steady job and provide for their families.

Everyone today is giving you ideas of how to observe this holiday (we personally like #8: eat a cupcake). But we encourage you today to celebrate International Women’s Day with us!

Check out the fashionABLE blog and read about the women’s lives who are being transformed literally every day.

Buy a scarf for a friend- our new spring line is absolutely gorgeous.

Join Mocha Club in support of Women at Risk.

Do something today to celebrate the women in your life AND the women on the other side of the world. 

AFRICA NEWS, FASHIONABLE, FROM THE FIELD, Women at Risk

Busy gals.

With the fashionABLE spring line launching in March, the ladies at Women at Risk have been hard at work. Currently, there are fifteen women in this cycle, thirty kids being supported, and sixty women receiving health care support.

If you don’t follow our fashionABLE blog [and you should!], here are a few of the most recent updates from Ethiopia.

A Whole Lot of Dyin’ Goin’ On

Get Spun

Taking It To The Loom

 

While Mommy’s at Work

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Now that Kiely is on the ground full time at the Women at Risk facility, we are getting more great first hand stories and photos.

What would you like to see from Women at Risk?

 

EVENTS, FASHIONABLE, HQ, MOCHATERNS

Mochatern Bianca :: fashionABLE event

This semester’s mochaterns are an amazing crew. You can keep up with them over at the Mochatern tumblr. Here Mochatern Bianca tells us of sharing fashionABLE with her friends at Belmont University.

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Hey everyone, it’s the fashionABLE intern Bianca here. Everything is going well over at the fashionABLE // Mocha Club offices, but it’s bound to get busy as we receive a large shipment of scarves from Africa. We’re all ready to team together and get all of the scarves sorted and placed with their respective orders so they can be shipped out as soon as possible. We’ve received a bunch of new orders from retails worldwide (yes, worldwide!), and we can’t wait to provide them with a wonderful order of scarves to sell in their stores! It’s so exciting to see the fashionABLE brand continue to enter new markets and touch more and more people.

I’m happy to say that I helped spread the fashionABLE mission last week by hosting an event at my school, Belmont University. In partnership with my university’s SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) Club, I planned an event to showcase social entrepreneurship through a presentation of a short documentary that showcases TOMS CEO Blake Mycoskie and a number of other social entrepreneurs. After the documentary screening, I hosted a small panel of social entrepreneurs, and I was glad to have Barrett on the panel. With over 175 students at the event, Barrett got the chance to share the fashionABLE story with them, and we even had fashionABLE scarves for sale at the event. I think it’s safe to say that the students loved what Barrett had to say, because they bought a ton of scarves. It was exciting to share my love for fashionABLE with my classmates and peers, because I know that they’re all passionate individuals who strive to make change by supporting and advocating for organizations like fashionABLE.

Overall, as the scarf orders continue to come in, it’s wonderful to think that it equates to more sustainable business for some wonderful women in Africa and ultimately, a better way of life for them.