The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights on December 10, 1948. As Hernán Santa Cruz of Chile, a
member of the drafting sub-Committee would later say, "[it was] a truly
significant historic event in which a consensus had been reached as to the
supreme value of the human person, a value that did not originate in the
decision of a worldly power, but rather in the fact of existing—which gave
rise to the inalienable right to live free from want and oppression and to fully
develop one's personality."
Born out of the atrocities of World War II, global leaders created the United
Nations and, with its charter, a roadmap to guarantee the rights of every
human everywhere. Eleanor Roosevelt chaired the 18-person Commission on
Human Rights. More than a First Lady, she was a diplomat and activist
credited with expanding women's roles in the workplace and advocating for
African and Asian American civil rights. Her persistence brought the United
States to join the United Nations.
At Rebel Nell, our love for Eleanor Roosevelt runs deep—she is our muse,
guiding us in what we do and who we are. If you didn't already know, the
"Nell" in our name is an homage to this incredible woman. Called Little Nell
by her father, she was outspoken and tenacious and had she lived in the
21st century; we believe she would have been Rebel Nell.
We are deeply committed to making an impact in our community. Through
strategic partnerships and women-support initiatives, we uphold our mission
and our heartfelt belief in reducing systemic barriers to underserved
communities of people.
Women have always held to a specific set of societal expectations and
stereotypes. It is especially true for women who face barriers to traditional
employment. We believe that by building a community—a sisterhood—we
can liberate women from those societal expectations and uplift each other
We provide employment, equitable opportunity, and the tools and resources
for women to actualize their potential, build confidence, and become self-
sufficient through creativity and connectedness. Through our jewelry, we
create a community of women who share common values and work towards
a common goal. We do this because we all have the "inalienable right to live
free from want and oppression and to fully develop one's personality."
We are a community built on sisterhood.
We are a movement built on purpose.
We are rebels.
Each of us is ONE OF NO OTHER KIND.