Ok, so maybe we are a little bias on this one. But hey, can you blame us? Besides, this is the perfect gift for the person who has it all or would rather use 100% of their Christmas to help others in need. $100 provides a family with a TivaWater filter- giving them clean water for over 5 years! Donate a filter in someone's honor and we will send you a donation card, photo and bio of the family for you to gift to your loved one. Ready to send a filter? Click here!
"We design and sell an inspired collection of jewelry and accessories made by Artisans across the globe. To make a difference in some of the world's most vulnerable communities, we partner with Artisan Businesses that share our passion for building a flourishing world. We develop these businesses through fair trade, empowering them to grow sustainably and to create dignified jobs for people who need them."
Get some gorgeous, unique pieces of jewelry, handbags, accessories, and scarves while supporting local Artisans. Start shopping!
"We are YOUME Clothing, a San Diego based nonprofit that exists to renew and empower communities through collaborative repurposing partnerships. We provide school uniforms and new clothes to kids in developing countries in exchange for their oldest, most tattered garment – which is repurposed into YOUME products and sold. Proceeds fund further clothing exchanges and development projects."
Partnerships are initiated through the exchange of school uniforms and after they are repuposed and sold through YOUME, the proceeds go back into the community to fund projects that address both immediate and long term, systematic needs. Check out what they've got.
"Hiptipico is an ethical fashion brand based in Panajachel, Guatemala showcasing Maya artisans and their handmade creations. Every Hiptipico item is thoughtfully handcrafted by indigenous communities, using high-quality sustainable materials."
These vibrant products are all 100% handmade. Learn more about Hiptipico and peruse their products.
5. Stone + Cloth
High-quality, durable, and good-lookin'. Every purchase funds scholarships for students. Check out this video to learn more or go to the website and "add to cart."
"Here at BANDED, we are passionate about fashion, but even more so about giving back to make a tangible difference in our world. Since the beginning, our goal has been to stand for more than just the best accessories. Our 1 =3™ give back program changes a life with every single purchase. Every BANDED product purchased provides 3 meals to a child in need through feeding programs located in Uganda, Latin America, and the Caribbean."
7. The Giving Keys
"We're not a nonprofit, we're a social enterprise. So instead of raising donations, we sell products to provide jobs. A good job is a long-term solution for breaking cycles of generational poverty and homelessness. That's why we place people on career paths and hand them they keys to unlock their fullest potential."
Their "3 Keys to Unlocking Potential" are stability, community, and identity.
What is your word? Which do you identify with most and which one can you give to a friend?
"FEED is a social business, which means there is an enduring principle at the heart of what we do: people’s choices of what to buy and wear have the power to change the world. As such, all of our products are produced under fair-labor conditions. We are also committed to using environmentally friendly materials, including organic cotton and burlap, whenever possible.
We are also proud to work with artisans for a growing number of collections. We work with established cooperatives in Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Kenya, El Salvador, and Peru to provide sustainable livelihoods to underserved populations. Through the sale of our artisan-made products, we provide meals in the countries where they were produced, closing the loop on our investment in these communities."
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Help the Earth. For every watch you buy, WEWOOD plants a tree. It's that simple.
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"Every Pura Vida product is carefully handcrafted by artisans around the world. The commitment o their craft is conveyed through the quality of their work. The artisan's dedication to the "pura vida" way of life is demonstrated in the seemingly endless color combinations and innovative styles. Each bracelet is as unique as the person wearing it."
Check out their bracelets, rings, necklaces, and accessories.