Monday, October 29, 2012

Where you SHOULD be shopping

If you are like most people you haven't even started to think about Christmas shopping. I have to admit I am a little excited that I have gotten a jump start on it already and have managed to pick a few things up already. I thought I would share a few awesome companies with you that are giving back.So not only are you purchasing a great product but you are supporting something bigger. 
Etanesh StripesYour purchase of a fashionABLE scarf creates sustainable business for women in Africa.  Their commitment as a non-profit is to the development of people — fashionABLE works with women who have been exploited due to the effects of poverty.  So, when you purchase a scarf you are providing jobs, and then they send the net profits back to holistically rehabilitate more women. This is the beauty of non-profit….Scarves provide jobs, profits provide restoration.

Molly {custom}
One of Better Life Bags purposes isGive back to those in need.  They started by loaning 10% of every purchase to low income entrepreneurs in developing countries through Kiva.  Incredible.  NOW, they hire first generation immigrant women in their community who otherwise could not work outside the home.  They rent them a sewing machine and tools while teaching them a skill set that allows them to become a primary or secondary provider in their families.  Each bag is lovingly made with their hands and each purchase gives respect and dignity to their lives.

STRONG Poster - in Teal

  1. For the past two years Tisa's Creations designs an item in their shop and then donates the proceeds to a local non-profit. This year you will find this colorful and bold poster with powerful words of encouragement. The proceeds of the teal version {pictured}will go to the Austin Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Also available is a pink version benefiting Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas.

Do you have a favorite shop that gives back to the community or even on a bigger level? We would love to have your share about them in the comments. 

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  1. Thank you for sharing! I can't wait to check these out!

  2. Had never herd of these! Thanks so much!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings


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