The Holiday Season is upon us and we al have much to be thankful for. As we get close to the shopping season we would like to invite you to explore where your money goes, as many of us over the years have become more conscious consumers. There are hundreds of socially responsible organizations that are using their fashion for good, or their good for fashion. We honor their mission and hope that with all the decisions you have to make and the options available to you, that some of these retailers will speak to you.
KROCHET KIDS: Through a unique model, Krochet Kids empowers the women of Northern Uganda and Peru with assets, skills and knowledge to loft themselves and their families out of poverty. Amazingly soft and warm beanies and other textiles with a uniquely human touch.
PURA VIDA BRACELETS: This is one of our favorite's for Stocking Stuffers! Stack them and interchange them however you want. At Pura Vida they dream to do more, and they do so with their Charity Collection. Created to give back to various causes throughout the world and partnered with over 190 charities to date, Pura Vida is making a difference one wrist at a time. Members of 1% for the Planet and constantly looking for additional ways to pay it forward.
DENIK NOTEBOOKS: The Denik Brand began with a few college guys at Utah State University, and has blossomed from a grassroots street team of book slingers to a grassroots, artsy and eclectic bunch. They believe that the art of a high-schooler in Houston, or a professional artist in Brazil can be printed on one of their books and be used to impact generations. Proceeds from sales go to build schools in developing nations. Currently with projects under way in Laos and Guatemala and a finished and open for business school in Mali, Denik is leading by example.
THE GIVING KEYS: A Pay It Forward Company, the Giving Keys is one of my personal favorites. Inspired by a vintage New York hotel room key, each key is stamped with a single word. Words like BELIEVE, COURAGE and DREAM. You give the key, available on neck chains, bracelets and more, to inspire your loved one; to remind them you Believe in them. And when the time comes, and they are inspired to do so, they give that key to someone else, paying forward what you gave to them. You can read the Pay It Forward Stories on their website.