It's officially December! Which means we're knee deep in the holiday season, bustling around to fill the stockings and put smiles on their faces. I love the excuse to give, the excuse to go all out to make someone happy. But I also love companies and causes that are fighting consumerism. We're wired to care for and to love ourselves and ours, and we're quick to forget the movement of good that we can do with our resources and energies. So here is a curation of items that will hopefully simplify the shopping and open our eyes to the needs of the world. We can practice compassion while celebrating tradition. This is a collection of items that are not only beautiful and quality but are giving purpose to the needy and hurting. With one purchase, you're giving two gifts!
FashionABLE is a marvelous company that I purchased my wallet and leather tote from. People ask often where I found these pieces, and it's a story I'm happy to tell! FashionABLE is doing good work around the world. Each of their beautiful timeless pieces is handmade by women in Ethiopia and elsewhere, giving them purpose and empowerment.
Nisolo's goal is to provide an opportunity for those willing to work to be able to fulfill their aspirations. Starting with shoemakers in Peru, our vision is to serve as a springboard for impoverished entrepreneurs around the globe.
Orange Harp is an app that can help you with the whole process! They'll help you shop products made with a deep commitment to the planet and its people. Join their app to learn how the products you buy are made and where your money goes.
There are many more that I wish I could write all about, so I went ahead and made a Pinterest board to do the work for me. This board is just an ever-growing curation to make it easy for you to continue exploring more places and to give you easy links to beautiful products that are changing the world. Check it out! And leave a comment below with another other companies you have found that are doing good! Who am I missing??