If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ll know that for the last few weeks I have been sharing information about this amazing company called Fortunista and the incredible work that they do for children with learning disabilities. I first got involved with Fortunista a few months ago at one of their markets in SW Calgary. I met the owner, Jen, and instantly felt her passion for helping and growing a business that makes a difference while offering a product that people will genuinely love. Jen was full of ideas and inspiration and never lost sight of her mission to raise money for the G.R.I.T. Calgary Society. A large portion of the proceeds from the sale of the necklaces goes towards G.R.I.T.
Each necklace is hand stamped with an encouraging word or phrase like mine which says purpose. These necklaces are stamped by children who are assisted by G.R.I.T. using a hand over hand method. Not only does this encourage creativity and provide a sense of accomplishment it also assists with developing motor skills.
The necklaces are adjustable which I love! The full length is 22 inches but it can be adjusted to your preferred length and layered. In the photo below, I’m wearing the necklace at it’s full length but I love to pair it with a different long chain and wear it a few inches shorter. The necklace also comes in gold but all of them have an adorable fortune cookie.
The fortune cookie represents inspiration and positive vibes and is intended to bring luck to everyone who wears it. I can’t say too much, but you might be able to find this fortune cookie somewhere else very soon.
As mentioned above, my necklace says purpose to remind myself to live purposefully. Life gets busy and it’s all too easy to take on more than you can handle. Not only does this hurt your mental health but it can take away from the people you love. Everytime I find myself complaining about being too busy I know it’s time to take a step back and consider if what I’m doing is purposeful or just something I agreed to because I’m bad at saying no (true story).
Partnering with Fortunista has been an amazing (and very purposeful!) experience and I can’t wait to watch the company grow and help even more children and families.