HAPPY ADVENT!!! I am so excited to kick of the Christmas season by attending mass with my family, and thinking of ways to show love and celebrate with others by giving them gifts that have positive residual impacts! I'm talking about gifts that do good for the world!
The holidays are obviously an important time of the year. Not only for families to come together, but to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ! I have partnered with Elisabetta, the founder of the incredible new start-up, Kurandza to bring you this gift guide. As this season of gift giving begins, we find it very important to give gifts that truly matter and make an impact! You should not have to sacrifice style for charity. When I say "charity" I mean gifts that provide economic empowerment more than gifts that give back. Why not give gifts that help change the world for the better? There are SO many fabulous brands out there that do these two things simultaneously!
Thus, in this holiday gift guide, you can find amazing gifts that are cute, fashionable, handmade, ecofriendly, sustainable, vegan, organic, fair trade, and fun while also helping to provide education, freedom from sex slavery, and economic empowerment to communities (and many women empowerment groups) across the globe! Making a purchase that matters means you are giving a gift that leaves a positive print on the world by supporting marginalized groups and providing hope. ;)
1 || Boho Chic Leather Boots from Teysha, an ethical fashion brand that provides employment opportunities to artisans in Guatemala
2 || Naomi Headband from Shop Indigenous, an online boutique social enterprise that curates chic, feminine clothing and accessories that make you look great while helping society at the same time!
3 || Hazelnut Chocolate Bar from Dagoba, a chocolate company that works to conserve rainforest biodiversity while promoting the rights of their workers
4 || Santa’s Lip Scrub from LUSH Cosmetics, an eco-friendly business that sources from small scale producers around the world, using organic fruits and vegetables as their main ingredients
5 || Mati Original Bangle from Kurandza, a social enterprise that teaches the trade of sewing to Mozambican women, the majority of whom are HIV-positive, so that they can earn sustainable incomes and become self-sufficient
6 || Black and Cool Teal Long Necklaces from Kwagala, an organization that provides counseling, housing, and vocational training among other social programs to young victims of human trafficking in Africa
7 || Lip Color Passionate from LUSH Cosmetics
8 || Bhavani Capri PUNJAMMIES™ from International Princess Project, an organization that creates pathways to healing for women who were involved in human trafficking in India, by teaching them the trade of sewing and selling their items in the U.S.
9 || Livoningo and Thandi XS Stud Button Earrings from Kurandza
10 || Blue Arrows on Red Clutch Purse from Manos Zapotecas, a fair trade company that provides employment opportunities to artisans in Mexico
11 || Niguse Scarf from FashionABLE, a social enterprise that creates sustainable jobs for vulnerable women in Ethiopia
Thank you for reading our Holiday Gift Guide, and for considering making a purchase with a purpose, giving gifts that give back! Creating this graphic gave me, yet again, a new respect and intrigue for graphic designers. As you can tell by the title, Elisabetta and I chose boho-type items... as for the princess part, well, I believe that every girl is a princess. ;) Let me know which is your fave and if you are going to buy any of them. Don't forget that many of these places are having black Friday, cyber Monday, giving Tuesday sales!
Joyously Celebrating Advent,
P.S. Don't forget to check out all the awesome Black Friday Weekend and Cyber Monday deals I have collected! Yes, they are all ethical fashion, sustainable, fair trade fashion. Click Here!