We know actress Angie Harmon as the crime-fighting detective Jane Rizzoli on the hit TNT series "Rizzoli & Isles," but the mom of three also has a creative side. When she learned about Red Earth, an ethical lifestyle brand that supports artisans from around the world, the actress says she knew immediately that she wanted to get involved.
"Red Earth is an ethical jewelry company that provides work and wages for people in Africa," Harmon tells "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" "I wanted to be a part of it because I think that's incredible."
From her home in Charlotte, N.C., Harmon shows some of the pieces she designed for the Angie Harmon X Red Earth collection in the above video. Starting at $30, the line includes a full range of accessories made from materials like skulls, bone and brass. Each piece is designed by Harmon and handmade by a skilled artisan who is paid upfront for his or her work.
"Yes, it's a creative outlet, but it's about exposing the talent and giving the credit to these artist and designers in Africa," Harmon says.
The rugged-yet-elegant pieces have a modern edge, but it's the love and hard work put into every piece that makes the line unique. "That's what makes it so special," Harmon says.
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