At least we can consume for a cause

Ugh, it’s the holiday season. The time of year when somehow the only thing that expresses love is a shiny rock, or something that needs batteries, or something that you’ll regret buying within two days.

Doesn’t have to be quite so all-consuming consumerist. The following companies let you indulge in bling and contribute to a good cause. I’ve indulged in WE rafiki bracelets in a similar mindset. I found these companies by accident, while looking for thredUP-style options for my clients.

 

Aid Through Trade  –

We created The Original Roll-On® Bracelet over 20 years ago and are constantly updating our designs with new colors and patterns. As a Founding Member of the Fair Trade Federation, we’re proud to say that all of our jewelry is handmade by one of our skilled artisans in Nepal.

Cause Box –

A seasonal delivery of 6-8 hand-curated products for women. Every product has a story and makes the world better. From the biggest socially conscious companies, to emerging brands and designers — we find the best products that do good and look good.

Live Fashionable –

ABLE is a lifestyle brand focused on ending generational poverty through providing economic opportunity for women. Because of your support, ABLE has grown from producing a single collection of hand-woven scarves to a one-stop shop for ethical fashion, offering leather goods, handmade jewelry, denim, clothing and footwear. Whether your purchase is produced in Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru, or at our headquarters in Nashville, TN, each item has one thing in common: because it is made by women, it is leading all of us a step closer to the end of generational poverty.

Malia Designs  –

Malia Designs is a socially responsible brand that designs and sells fair trade handbags and accessories. Our products are handcrafted in Cambodia and every purchase helps to fight human trafficking.

Ten Thousand Villages  –

Shop with intention & share in the joy. Give ethically sourced gifts crafted by hand. As pioneers of fair trade, we do business differently, putting people and planet first since 1946. Join the global maker-to-market movement — connecting you with ten thousand villages around the world.

 

And then there’s my personal favorite – you don’t get to buy these, but I’d bet there’s a way to help…

 

Wood Cut-Offs Turned Into Toys For Charity

 

 

About Lauren Williams

Me, Lauren Williams, Certified Professional Organizer®: I'm a professional organizer who works in homes, home businesses and also small businesses. I'm a NYC native who's spent time in Philadelphia, Palo Alto, Baltimore and now Seattle. All great places, but NYC will always be home, and Seattle will be where I now stay. I help you think outside of the box to get something into the box.