Thursday, December 17, 2015

Gift Guide: 10 Gifts that Give Back

Happy Thursday! I always enjoy it when I see companies that give a portion of their profits to charities or other non-profit organizations. Today, I have compiled a gift guide full of gifts that give back, meaning that when the gift is bought, a portion of the profits go to support non-profits.

Gift Guide: Gifts that Give Back

1. Elegantees Top
This top is gorgeous! I love its beautiful grey color and its ruffled hem.You can't really tell in the picture, but it is also a high-low hem which I love. Elegantees, the shop that this top is from, hires women to make these shirts and dresses. These women have been recently freed from trafficking in Nepal. So, each article of clothing is handmade by a Nepali women. How cool is that?! Also, you can use my coupon code "BowsandClothes" to get 10% off of every purchase + they offer free shipping on orders $75+. 

2. Colorblock Leaf Earrings from Noonday Collection
These earrings are so cute! I love the colorblock and the wood-like leaf. These are also fairly cheap at only $30. Noonday Collection partners with artisan entrepreneurs to make a difference in impoverished communities. By developing artisan businesses through fair trade, they empower them to grow and to create dignified jobs for people who need them. They also support adoption.

3. The Giving Keys Necklace
This necklace is so pretty and dainty. I love how you can also customize the necklace with a word of your choice engraved onto the key. The Giving Keys employs the homeless. The homeless actually get to make these beautiful and unique necklaces. 

4. Crossbody Clutch Purse from Estrella de Mar
This clutch is so unique, natural, and can also be worn as a crossbody purse and a wristlet. This is what Estrella de Mar is about: "Our business provides financial empowerment through dignified employment. We chose worker-owned women's weaving cooperatives and small family businesses to be our producers because they share our commitment to ethical, sustainable production practices and high-quality results. We know that empowered women are the key to transforming their communities and ending the generational cycle of poverty. Additionally, we have partnered with local Guatemalan non-profits to increase access to healthcare in rural communities and support education and mentorship for Mayan girls." (source)

5. Sseko Coral Flats
How cute are these flats?! The coral color is so bright and fun. Sseko is a company that employs young girls who have not gotten a college education. These girls make their products and the girls end up getting to go to college and pursue a higher education. This was on their website and it explains the impact that buying this pair of shoes can have: "The Sseko Ballet Flat is crafted from Ethiopian sheepskin sourced from local Ethiopian farmers. These shoes are made at one of the oldest Ethiopian-owned shoe factories in the country. In addition to providing jobs and contrubuting to the economic development of the region, 10% of the profits of these shoes will go directly towards the Sseko Scholarship Fund. This fund enables bright young women in East Africa to continue their university degrees and become leaders in their communites. Every Sseko Has A Story."

6. Beautiful Burgundy Bracelet from 31Bits
This bracelet is made with a 14-karat gold filled chain and tiny, handcrafted paper beads. 31Bits is a company that hires Ugandan women to make beads out of recycled paper and handcraft the jewelry. They then sell it and if I am not mistaken, most, if not all, of the profits go to these women.

7. Lace Dress
How unbelievably gorgeous is this dress?! I am so in love with it! I mean lace, burgundy, fit and flare, scooped back, how could you not be in love? Mata Traders, the company that sells this dress, is a design driven, fair trade brand helping to end global poverty and inspire ethical companies and consumers to change the fashion industry. (source) The products are made by Indian and Nepali people. 

8. Bird + Stone Necklace
According to their website, "15% of net profits from this bracelet will fund microloans and financial training for widowed women rebuilding their lives through entrepreneurship in villages outside of Kitale, Kenya through our partnership with the Sisi Fund. With each purchase, you help empower women in the developing world to become independent entrepreneurs who can support their families, fight poverty, and end the cycle of aid.

This necklace is made with recycled materials: the green and blue beads are handmade from crushed recycled glass bottles." How neat is that?!

9. Infinity Scarf
From their website, "this awesome scarf was hand-crocheted with love in Nairobi, Kenya and is providing a living wage for the women who made it. But it doesn't stop there. We take part of the profits from this scarf and provide funds for high school scholarships to children living in one of the world's largest slums."

10. Sweatshirt from Garment Collective
This sweatshirt is so amazing! I love its beautiful meaning. The story behind The Garment Collective is too lengthy to post here, but you can read all about it here.

What do you think about these gifts?

Another way that you can give back this Christmas is by donating to Dressember. Dressember partners with the International Justice Mission to free women and children from trafficking. I encourage you to prayerfully consider donating which you can do here. It is fast, easy, and secure.

See where I link up here.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for visiting! Do you have something to say?