(Our little locally grown French Christmas tree)
I’ve been volunteering with the UN virtually since I graduated from Cal, so for 2 years now.
I mainly translate documents from French to English and vice versa. One of my favorite projects has been for a NGO that empowers women in agriculture in Benin. It was there I learned this fact…
Women reinvest 80 percent of their income into their families, while men invest only 30 to 40 percent.
Umm. Is this not PROOF that we should be providing quality, uplifting jobs to women in 3rd world countries?
You may remember my Amazon Gift Guide…
But here’s my ETHICAL Holiday Gift Guide…
Are you a fan of Madewell? Well, this is a great alternative. They have buttery leather totes, wallets and clutches.
This business benefits the lives of women in Ethiopia, Peru, Mexico and the USA.
You may know them by their old name, Brain Tree. But now you can call them Thought. They started as a sustainable ramie and hemp Men’s t-shirt line in Australia. They’ve since hopped up to the UK and have expanded a lot! Check them out using the BANNER ^^
Intentionally designed. Ethically Made. Fairly Priced. They foster relationships with ethical factories and take a direct-to-consumer approach so they can offer a fair price to you while ensuring producers in their supply chain are offered beyond fair trade wages, benefits, & a healthy working environment.
Organic cotton pieces. NO toxic dies or pesticides are used in the materials that go into their clothing. So, you can rest easy knowing that you’re not putting any gross stuff on your skin—or your family’s skin.
Previewing their Inspired by Emma Watson Collection.
because DUH. Zady says fast fashion is a systemic issue. & they’re not afraid of that. They’re building a company that proves there is a better way. Making clothes what they should be: Clothes that fit. Clothes that feel great. Pieces that inspire.
Voilà, some of my fave sustainable shops that aren’t Everlane or Tom’s.