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Gifts that Give Back: For Your Ladies

Gifts that Give Back: For Your Ladies

We've made it extra easy for you to do your holiday shopping this year, and for the first time you'll be having a guilt-free spending season! We scoured and searched high and low for the best gifts for your ladies. The best part? Every single product that you see in our guide is helping to make our world a better place in some way or another. Get your shopping done with the click of a button and know that you're doing your part to give-back and support organizations that are making a difference.

Turquoise Bracelet by Same Sky

Turquoise Bracelet by Same Sky

Same Sky provides jobs to women in Rwanda who are struggling to lift themselves out of poverty. Same Sky trains local women to produce jewelry that is sold online, with proceeds from sales reinvested to train and employ other artisans in need, assisting them to gain leadership skills and implement entrepreneurial endeavors.
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Bizualem Scarf by Raven + Lily

Bizualem Scarf by Raven + Lily

Raven + Lily employs women in Africa, India, Cambodia and the United States who are in need of sustainable work. They offer their empolyees access to a job with fair trade wages, a sustainable income, healthcare and education. Their collection from U.S.A. features hand-poured soy candles and exclusive scarves that support refugees in Austin. 
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Beaded Necklace by Nkuku

Beaded Necklace by Nkuku

Nkuku promotes and develops the traditional skills of artisans in Africa and India whilst building a sustainable business. They aim to improve the challenging living standards and restricted opportunities that many artisans endure through selling their products online.
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Beach Bag by Indego Africa

Beach Bag by Indego Africa

Indego Africa is a non-profit organization that helps local artisans in Rwanda to sell their jewelry, accessories, and home decor to a larger market. The proceeds from their sales are reinvested into training programs for the women. They teach management and entrepreneurship, literacy, technology, and health. Indego Africa hires Rwanda University graduates from socially-vulnerable backgrounds to administer its training programs.
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Multi Strand Necklace by Raven + Lily

Multi Strand Necklace by Raven + Lily

Raven + Lily employs women in Africa, India, Cambodia and the United States who are in need of sustainable work. They offer their empolyees access to a job with fair trade wages, a sustainable income, healthcare and education. These exclusive designs crafted from melted bullet casings and vintage coins empower HIV+ women in Ethiopia.
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Stud Wrap by Peace Bomb

Stud Wrap by Peace Bomb

Peace Bomb works with local communities to make jewelry out of the exploded bombs found in Vietnam and Laos. They use the profits to fund community development and clean up efforts to safely remove bombs still active in the area. For each peaceBOMB product sold, Project peaceBOMB donates funds equivalent to the cost of clearing 1 to 15 square meters of land.
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fashionABLE Scarf by Tea Collection

fashionABLE Scarf by Tea Collection

FashionABLE is an organization committed to providing long-term solutions to fighting poverty in Africa, creating opportunities for vulnerable women. They work with women to help start small business cooperatives and require the manufacturers they partner with to employ fair wages and fair hiring practices for women. Tea Collection has partnered with fashionABLE to create an exclusive scarf, hand-woven in Ethiopia. Each scarf also comes with a note telling the story of one of the courageous women who works with fashionABLE.
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Vintage Confidence Beads by Bly

Vintage Confidence Beads by Bly

Bly sources its products from countries around the world, believing in craftsmanship and one-of-a-kind items that have stories and history behind them. For every city visited, a percentage of that collection's profits are donated to a nonprofit that benefits the community it derived from. In Ghana, color is heavily symbolic and wearing red beads is not for the faint of heart; representing confidence, vitality, passion, bravery, and a robust sex drive, the person who rocks red better be ready to put her money where her mouth beads are.
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Oh Boy Shorts by SNOA Sleepwear

Oh Boy Shorts by SNOA Sleepwear

SNOA Sleepwear strives to be a “conscientious company,” one that supports a triple bottom line of  people + planet + profit. All SNOA Sleepwear garments are made in the USA, specifically in San Francisco, under good conditions with fair wages. SNOA Sleepwear donates a portion of its profits to protecting polar bear habitat through the Center for Biological Diversity.
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Olympia Ring by Do Amore

Olympia Ring by Do Amore

Do Amore produces ethical rings that are made in the United States. They partner with Water.org to provide clean water to countries around the world. Each ring purchased goes towards financing the construction of a water well in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, India, Bangladesh, or Haiti. Water wells are drilled for a village within a developing nation, made from pieces sourced locally, with locals taught how to maintain and repair it for long term use.
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Zebra Tee by Wildlife Works

Zebra Tee by Wildlife Works

Wildlife Works aims to directly help endangered and threatened wildlife around the globe. Wildlife Works implement wilderness projects in countries such as Kenya, creating jobs like rangers, land managers, seamstresses and greenhouse workers, all of which are hired locally. They also build schools, fund scholarships and improve agricultural practices, to better the local community as a whole. 
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Marble Weave Necklace by 31 Bits

Marble Weave Necklace by 31 Bits

31 Bits uses fashion and design to empower women in Uganda to rise above poverty and become educated, healthy and confident business people. Products are designed and made by the women in Uganda, with all proceeds donated back into a fund to provide them with health education, finance training, and business mentorship. 
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Mercado Global works with local artisans in Guatemala to produce handmade jewelry and accessories. They provide their partner artisans with education, tools and access to international markets, so that they can build their own businesses and earn a sustainable income. With this income, artisans provide nutritious food for their families and invest in their children's education.
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another way to give back

A lot of the products on our list are made by women suffering from poverty in countries around the world. While your purchase will help to better their lives, here are some other simple ways to help women in need.

HOW YOU can GIVE BACK

- Clear your closet of clothes that you no longer want for yourself.
• Skirts
• Blazers
• Shoes
• Scarves
• Shirts
• Trousers
• Stockings
• Sweaters
- Sort through old maternity wear
- Do some house cleaning and donate items you no longer need:
• Books
• Jewelry
• Cellphones
• Craft supplies

WHERE TO DONATE

Dress for Success 
Women's Shelters across the country
Operation Paperback 
Hopeline for Verizon
The Knitting Collection

If you know of other donation drop-offs across the country, please leave a comment below to share!

PACKAGE YOUR DONATION

Think of your donation as gift-giving and find the best way to present it to the organization of your choice. Combine all of your items in a basket or tote-bag. Remember, these baskets and bags can be re-used by the organization, too!
If your donation is small, take a look at our simple packaging ideas to get inspired and make your gift special.

WRITE YOUR GIFT CARD

It's important to teach children about giving-back through donations, but it's also necessary to make sure they understand exactly what they are donating and why they are doing it.

Talk to your kids about the different products you are donating and what they will be used for. Allow them to understand that through giving, they are allowing other moms to have a happy holiday season just like theirs will. This makes the process more meaningful for your kids.

Ask your child what they hope their donation will do for those women receiving it and let them write their message to them on their gift card.

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