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    Nelson Mandela and Tess Sager

    February 12th, 2011

    ‎” My hero is not necessarily the president of a country or a prime minister or a cabinet minister. It is somebody who has declared war on poverty, on disease, on illiteracy and who is prepared to give human beings hope that there is a future for him or her. Those are my heroes.”
    - Nelson Mandela to Tess Sager, Johannesburg, ’03.

    Bobby weaves earrings with our Hands Up Not Handouts partners in Rwanda, to learn more go to the Hands Up Not Handouts fan page and

    An Amazing New Collection of Ethnic Jewelry Supporting a Great Cause

    This fabulous collection of jewery, created by Tess Sager is capturing the attention of millions worldwide. Even celebrities like Cameron Diaz, Kelly Rutherford, Gwen Stefani, and Sting, are proudly flashing these hot new fashionable pieces. Tess’s beautifully designed jewelry, and her heart of gold, are just the beginning of this hot new fashion statement.

    These brightly colored, ethnic inspired pieces allow you to create an authentic stylish look, while bettering the lives of women in Rwanda and Palestine through a new intiative called “Hands Up Not Handouts”. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sales of these beautiful pieces is reinvested; back into the business, and to the female artisans and their communities, so that the Sager Family Foundation can continue to do what they do best, enrich the lives of those in need.

    Some of the wonderful fashions include beautiful hand embroided bracelets that feature intricate mosaic-style designs from Palestine. These amazing designs were originally used to make tablecloths and goods for the home. The stylish wrap-style bracelets are $45, and the chic cuffs are $50.

    Other incredible designs from the collection include brightly colored sweet grass earrings, inspired by the Rwanda skill of basket-making. Available in three different collections of colors, these beautiful ethnic earrings range in price from $45-$50.

    With the many different colors and designs available, there is something for everyone in this collection. These stylish earrings and bracelets are a perfect compliment to any outfit, and can be worn for just about any occasion.

    These incredible pieces, along with the entire collection are available at You can also find them at chic retailers such as,, and Fred Segal.

    he founder of Hands Up Not Handouts, Tess Sager, is a young activist from a well-known philanthropic family and the daughter of philanthropist Boddy Sager. Along with Hands Up and the Sager Family Foundation, it is

    Tess’s mission to find strategic ways to help people, help themselves with long-tem goals in mind. Tess was recently accepted to a prestigious photography program at NYU, with plans to graduate in 2014. This incredible young lady is extremely talented and has a bright-shining future ahead of her. She is dedicated to helping underprivileged women of the world, and is an inspiration to women everywhere.

    If you’re in the Los Angeles area we’ll see you tonight, 6-9pm at Fred Segal in Santa Monica!

    Check out the latest video from Hands Up Not Handouts, a Sager Foundation social enterprise initiative: