Christmas Gift Guide: Fashion + Compassion (Part 2)

By November 21, 2012Uncategorized
Here is part two of our compassionate Christmas gift guide. If you know of other like-minded companies that we haven’t featured, feel free to share their info in the comments! Let’s make an effort to be intentional this year about the types of gifts we buy. Remember, you can always these items to your own Christmas wish list!

Let’s help change the world by the way we shop! 

Not For Sale

Not For Sale is a powerful grassroots anti-slavery movement that believes that everyone has a skill to contribute in the freedom movement, and everyone can become a modern-day abolitionist. Shop their wide collection of products. Featured above Not For Sale’s designer tees made possibly by their partnership with All Saints Spitalfields. 

Noonday Collection carries a wide variety of goods while connecting you with artisans around the world. They use fashion and design as a vehicle to give their artisans greater opportunity and positive change.

International Princess Project carries beautiful, hand-made “Pujammis” and sleepwear as a means to advocate for women enslaved in prostitution, helping them restore their lives and empowering them to live free.

Through dignified work and the Word of God, Hand and Cloth offers livelihood and Life to women at-risk in Bangladesh. Old Testament writers used the Hebrew word רפא(rapha) to refer to healing, especially divine healing. More literally, rapha means to sew together or to stitch. And so their name, Hand & Cloth, is an image not only of the creative work women are doing, but also of the creative, healing work God is doing in their lives. As each product is handmade by a woman, their hope is that she would come to know that she is handmade by God.

Nomi Network’s mission is to create economic opportunities for survivors and women at risk of trafficking by providing training, product development, and marketing support.

Heather Gardner features a line of edgy and elegant one-of-a-kind, statement pieces. You’ll find celebrities sporting pieces from Heather’s line. While on the pricier side, you wmGirls receive a 35% discount with the code “WMade35”. Heather Gardner also donates 10% of profits to humanitarian efforts and is a one of our “value builders” or financial supporters.

With each Fashionable scarf purchased, you help create sustainable business and employment opportunities for women in Africa. Fashionable’s 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.

Bundubags is a bag company with a difference. Bundubags makes innovative, totally recycled bags, with a core belief that lives can be changed by design. Bundubags began with a creative idea, a love of contemporary African design and a heart for African women.

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