PurpleDirt is a collective of primarily female artists and organizers based in Nicaragua and Canada that believe fashion is a platform for social enrichment and change. The organization was created to support Nicaraguan artisans striving for an end to poverty in Nicaragua. We create one-of-a-kind, expressive jewelry using upcycled materials from Canada and donate proceeds back into the community. Each of our pieces tells a unique story about who we are and where we come from. Our work draws on a tradition of Nicaraguan artists, musicians and writers who believe their art can provide a foundation for a better country.