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WHY I STARTED A HANDBAG COMPANY

You’ll often hear me talk about the importance of having a strong “WHY”. Your why is your purpose. It’s what will keep you motivated when you are discouraged. It will be your rock to lean on when things get tough. And it’s what will keep you grounded when you soar. Many of you may know this story already but for those who don’t; this is my “WHY”: Back in 2004 I was 20 years old living in Los Angeles attending the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising; one evening while working on a school project a documentary came on the television about sex tourism and the exploitation of children. Call me naive but this was something I had no idea...

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#ENDHUMANTRAFFICKING | 5 WAYS YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Did you know there are more people enslaved today then at any other time in history? Think about that for a second.  Millions of people around the world are exploited for profit, and held in bondage. Every country, every city, in the world is affected by modern-day slavery.  The month of January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and we wanted to share with you some ways that you help spread awareness and #EndHumanTrafficking But first... some stats. 27MILLION people are enslaved in the world today;more than the entire population of Australia.    90DOLLARS is the average world cost for a trafficker topurchase a young girl, to own as a slave.    $32BILLION Modern-day slavery brings in more moneythan Nike, Starbucks and Google combined.   1PERCENT The chance...

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MEANING OF BARRI

Coming up with a name for your company or brand, which essentially is your dream come true is quite nerve racking. It has to be perfect! Sure names can be changed but who really wants to do that? I mean, I wouldn’t even change my name when I got married if that tells you anything.  I knew that when it came to selecting a name for this company it needed to hold value and importance to me. I brainstormed lists and lists of possible options- all with logos planned out but eventually landed on a shortened version of my last name. ULIBARRI simply became BARRI. My last name holds a lot of value to me; as I am sure last...

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I AM AMAZING BECAUSE

When I first came across the post by Natasha at Canary Jane looking for people who would be interested in participating in her “I AM AMAZING BECAUSE” campaign I was instantly hooked by the message she was wanting to send. With the start of the New Year we are all focused on those New Years Resolutions and Goals. The common theme usually being, “New Year, New You!” and while yes, we should always be striving for a better version of ourselves. I know I for one have a laundry list of goals for the New Year – like less ice cream. My 30’s are proving not to be so kind to my teenage eating habits. We should also be celebrating who we...

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BARRI FIRST LOOK WINNER

FIRST things first, I just have to say I was overwhelmed by everyones involvement in this giveaway, I honestly wasn't sure what to expect. I loved seeing all your posts and your excitement.  I can't THANK YOU enough for helping share BARRI to the world.  You have all made my year!  NOW on to the winners... yes I said WINNERS! There was no way I could just pick one and I wish I could pick you all but a girl isn't going to make any money by giving away all her product and we all want to see that B. UNSTOPPABLE collection happen, right? :)  So without further ado, lets get to those winners: TRACY F. my friend you are...

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