Author: Sanli Yang Author: Stacie Wood Fashion Gifts

Gifts that Give Back

How about a FLASHBACK FAVORITE!  … REVAMP!!  We all know what time of year it is.  So let’s not beat around the bush!  Today we are getting a head start.  Stacie and Sanli did such a wonderful job putting this list together with a wide array of meaningful gift-giving ideas for this holiday season.  Let us know if you end up purchasing gifts from any of these businesses or if you have great experiences to share.  Enjoy!  (This post was originally published on 12/4/15).
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This year, the average American adult will spend nearly $800 on Christmas. What if we, as community of women, put our dollars towards some gifts that give back?

We are highlighting 10 products from 10 organizations who are making a difference throughout the world. Each of these organizations have a website with a story to tell and a lot more products to choose from.

Who in your life do you want to bless with something that is both beautiful AND meaningful?

Shop around and leave a comment letting us know which product(s) you purchased! Together, we can give LIFE!

RETHREADED

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Rethreaded is a social entrepreneurship that is breaking the cycle of the sex trade by offering viable and creative work to those affected by the sex trade i.e. prostitution, drug addiction and human trafficking. Rethreaded offers the oppressed a chance to grow into the fullness of who they are.

Nutmeg Grace Scarf – $28

AMANI YA JUU

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Amani ya Juu means “Peace from Above” in Swahili. Amani is a sewing and reconciliation program for marginalized women in Africa. Women from many African nations and cultures are learning to work together through faith in God who provides a peace that transcends cultural and ethnic differences.

Soy Candle – $12

NOONDAY COLLECTION

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Noonday partners with talented artisan entrepreneurs to make a difference in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. By developing artisan businesses through fair trade, they empower them to grow sustainably and to create dignified jobs for people who need them. Noonday’s vision is to build a world where children are cherished, women are empowered, people have jobs and we are connected.

Anchor Earrings – $30

SAK SAUM

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Located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sak Saum is a ministry dedicated to the rescue, restoration, transformation and rehabilitation of vulnerable and exploited women and men. Sak Saum is fighting human trafficking by providing a sustainable, dignified lifestyle for individuals affected by it.

Fearless Necklace – $15

31 BITS

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31 Bits empowers women in Uganda to be released from poverty through the fashion industry.

Dipped Ribbon – $42

SACKCLOTH & ASHES

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Sackcloth and Ashes donates a blanket to a homeless shelter for every blanket they sell.

Fleece Wine – $35

SUDARA/PUNJAMMIES

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Any lady (or guy or kids) would love to lounge in these comfy pants! And be sure to check out “clothing for the next generation of world changers” kids’ line. This lounge-wear is made proudly in India by women working to remain free from sex slavery. Punjammies provides a safe place for hundreds of Indian women to work and heal.

Future World Changer Tee – $24

GOOD PAPER

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Sometimes the best gifts are handwritten notes. Why not do it with a fun quirky card that’s also handmade, eco-friendly, fair-trade, and supports their card makers?!? Yes, please! Good Paper cards makers are survivors of sex trafficking or young women orphaned from disease in Rwanda. You can also read about some of the card makers on their website. Cards are only $5.99 each.

Various Cards – $5.99 each

OUT OF PRINT

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Give the best gift your bookworm friend would totally love from Out Of Print! From shirts to socks to other accessories, Out of Print celebrates the world’s great stories through fashion. For each product sold, one book is donated to a community in need through their partner, Books for Africa.

Library Stamp Women’s Sweatshirt – $42

ME TO WE

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Every purchase gives a life-changing gift to a child or family in Free The Children’s partner communities, from school supplies to health care to income opportunities and more. What we love about this store is that you can see exactly what kind of gift you are giving for each specific product. For example, if you purchase the Misty Rainfall Stack, you will be giving school supplies to five students AND 2 months of clean water to a family. What’s even more amazing is that you can track your impact and see just how your purchases are making a difference!

Hakuna Matata Bracelet Set – Opportunity – $12

This post was co-written by Breathe Authors Stacie Wood and Sanli Yang.

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