Christmas Gift Guide: Fashion + Compassion (Part 1)

By November 20, 2012Uncategorized
As an extension of our Fashion + Compassion series, we wanted to give you girls a gift guide that will make it easy for you to find unique and fair trade gift items that also empower the women who create them. Each of of the following companies empower the artisans by providing them with jobs and dignity. We hope you find some truly unique Christmas gifts that change women’s lives in the process!

Our very own wmBoutique features unique gifts such as scripture necklaces. 100% profits support our ministry programs.


Raven + Lily is a socially responsible brand dedicated to empowering women through design partnerships and sustainable economic opportunities. Raven + Lily employs women from Ethiopia, Cambodia, and India.

31 Bits Designs is a socially minded business designed to give internally displaced women in Northern Uganda an opportunity to counter poverty. By giving our beneficiaries access to the international market, they are able to earn an instant income, providing homes, food, and education for their families.


One Mango Tree believes economic empowerment provides the foundation necessary for achieving sustainable peace and development. One Mango Tree offers a large variety of artisan and fair trade items made throughout the world.  

Radiant’s mission is to help garner awareness for human trafficking by raising funds through cosmetics, to provide resources for those on the forefront of change, as well as victims of trafficking.

The Giving Keys exists to employ those transitioning out of homelessness to engrave recycled keys that get sold and shared around the world. Each key necklace is unique and carries a message like HOPE, STRENGTH, DREAM or COURAGE. When the wearer of the key encounters someone else who needs the message on the key, they give it away and then tell us their story.

Which company is your favorite out of these listed? Will you be buying any of your Christmas gifts from socially-minded companies such as the ones featured above?

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