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Be the Change: Jewelry with a conscience @purewow #hwhtw

The eagle-eyed folks at PureWow tracked down this amazing jewelry collection for a cause:

“We’re fans of Senhoa, a nonprofit that provides employment opportunities for Cambodian victims of human trafficking via beautiful, affordable jewelry. We’re particularly impressed with its recent collaboration with supermodel Coco Rocha, who received a Senhoa piece as a wedding gift and was inspired to help the cause.

“Named after the young girls who craft it, Rocha’s seven-piece line combines multicolored Swarovski elements with a high-caliber fashion sense (biker chains and crystal spikes mixed with delicate shapes and glistening beads). ”

Read more and shop!:

November 12, 2011 at 12:16 pm Leave a comment

Be the Change: Women-Friendly Holiday Shopping! #hwhtw

There are lots of ways to make sure your holiday purchases support women around the world!  Here are some great gift ideas:

nOir Jewelry for MODELINIA Somalia bracelet

DOSTI Hand-Stitched Fair Trade Soccer Balls

Not Guilty Tees for Afghan Women

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

Gayle Lemmon’s real-life tale of a daring woman entrepreneur in Afghanistan under the Taliban

And more ideas:

November 11, 2011 at 12:24 pm Leave a comment

Be the Change: DOSTI Hand-Stitched Soccer Balls #hwhtw

Here’s a new way to suport women’s economic empowerment: Global Goods Partners’ DOSTI soccer balls, handsewn by Afghan women.

“Afghan women have been renowned for centuries for hand needlework. Now the women of DOSTI, meaning “friendship” in Dari, have harnessed that heritage to handcraft club-quality fair trade soccer balls… Bearing DOSTI’s signature Doves in Flight pattern, each fair trade soccer ball purchased provides meaningful employment for Afghan women.”

Thanks to Gayle Lemmon for the tip! 

Read more, or buy:

September 8, 2011 at 11:14 am 2 comments

Nest: More than Microfinance, More than Fair Trade

“Nest is a nonprofit organization that empowers female artists and artisans around the world. Using a unique combination of interest-free microfinance loans, mentoring from established designers, as well as a market in which to sell their crafts, Nest helps its loan recipients create successful small businesses. Nest instills pride of ownership, preserves ancient artistic traditions and successfully moves women from poverty to self-sufficiency.”

Shop their fun, distinctive, handmade offerings at!

A few favorites:

Hayat tote:

Temple Beads by Lolita:

TranquiliT savasana throw:


Nest is a 2011 Tranquil Space Foundation grant recipient!

April 20, 2011 at 12:12 pm Leave a comment

Women-Friendly Holiday Shopping!

same sky bracelets

There are lots of ways to make sure your holiday purchases support women around the world!  Here are a few posts featuring some great gift ideas:

Paper to Pearls: Not Just a Necklace:

A Socially-Conscious Chic Find: Same Sky Bracelets:

Book Review: Behind the Burqa:

Tala Raassi: Fashion = Freedom:

November 21, 2010 at 10:19 am 1 comment

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