Staff Guide | JANUARY 2017
Conscious Valentine's Day Gifts
The day of love and flowers is almost here! If you haven’t yet found the perfect gift to say ‘I love You’, here are a few things sexy and simple for your Valentine's celebration. Each gift is thoughtfully designed and crafted with care, giving back to not only your special someone - but also to communities both local and global. From sustainable lingerie to cozy black slippers, fairly made in Peru, there’s a story behind each gift. Check out our collaborating sponsors Azura Bay and Purpose Jewelry - our favorite go-to shops for ethically made lingerie and artisan made jewelry!
1. Grace Beige Halter Lace Bralette | Azura Bay
This perfect beige and black halter top lace bralette is perfect for layering and showing off this Valentine’s Day. Ethically made in Montreal and proceeds of each order to help restore and protect our environment and support health and human rights programs for women and girls worldwide.
Shop Online | $80
2. Sierra Necklace | PURPOSE Jewelry
We are smitten with this beautiful, layered necklace. Dainty chains and sleek bar pendants make this piece a simple classic and perfect gift. 100% of the proceeds benefit International Sanctuary, a nonprofit that provides holistic care for young women rescued from sex trafficking. This video powerfully communicates the meaning behind the jewelry.
Shop Online | $34
3. Soy Blend Champagne Candle | The Little Market
This champagne scented candle makes the perfect gift for a romantic celebration. This vegan candle is hand-poured in small batches using fragrances created with natural essential oils and never tested on animals. Each sale supports female refugees in the US.
Shop Online | $26
4. Stadium Series Timepiece | Niall Luxury
A limited edition of 47 timepieces, the "Home" watch communicates a relentless pursuit of perfection along with some good old fashioned patriotism. Niall’s watches are designed in Kansas City, MO and built in the US.
Shop Online | $4,450
5. Splendid Cities: Color Your Way To Calm | By Rosie Goodwin & Alice Chadwick
What is better than giving your loved one something to relax and inspire? This soothing coloring book offers a world tour dotted with floating kingdoms in the sky and spooky cities taking your loved one from the domes of Moscow to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Shop Online | $12
6. Bisbee Bundle | 31 Bits
The Bisbee Bundle is the perfect pop of pink for spring and features three strands of handmade paper beads and brass accents, and closes with a button clasp. 31 Bits jewelry are handmade in Uganda and Bali with beads made from recycled materials.
Shop Online | $44
7. Didi Scarf | Enrou
This Didi Scarf features a classic striped design with tassel details, the perfect balance of simple and unique. This scarf is hand-stitched by a woman that is part of the Anchal's artisan program in India, which seeks to empower women by giving them a full time job, health care training, design training, and access to educational workshops. Shop Online | $72
8. Red Foldover Crossbody | Everlane
Elegantly sexy, this red foldover crossbody makes a simple statement, handmade in Spain. Slung over a shoulder or across the body—there’s no wrong way to wear it.
Shop Online | $150
9. Hot Stuff Mug | Easy Tiger
This stackable porcelain mug with gold foil states the obvious about your bae. Locally designed and handmade in Kansas City, MO. 10% of each gift order from Ames & Oates is donated to provide children access to quality education through a partnership with Pencils of Promise.
Shop Online | $12
10. Lucette Black Lace Bodysuit | Azura Bay
The Lucette black lace bodysuit is a super feminine, high cut piece with an plunging neckline. Ethically made in Montreal and proceeds of each order to help restore and protect our environment and support health and human rights programs for women and girls worldwide.
Shop Online | $65
11. Argan Oil Elixir | Aradé
Hand crushed and cold pressed in Morocco by a collective of Berber women, this 100% Pure Organic Argan Oil elixir is the overachiever of beauty oils. Arade products are 100% organic and natural, not tested on animals, and give back to education of students in Argan collectives in South East Morocco.
Shop Online | $35
12. Striped Classic Hooded Robe | Home and Loft
This 100% Turkish Cotton hooded robe with hand-loomed and hand-dyed fabric is lightweight and extra soft, making it a perfect gift to stay in. Handmade by Mediteranean artisans.
Shop Online | $120
13. Suri Black Slippers | Ariana Bohling
The coziest gift ever - these incredibly soft and luxurious slippers are made from cruelty free baby alpaca fur with micro suede outsole. Ariana Bohling believes in fair trade practices that provide good working conditions & livable wages in order to promote sustainability of the artisans, their industry, and the art of hand crafting shoes.
Shop Online | $148
14. Lunette Earrings | PURPOSE Jewelry
These Lunette Earrings create an open crescent silhouette with polished curved bars hanging from a delicate chain, making for a perfectly romantic and simple gift. 100% of the proceeds benefit International Sanctuary, a nonprofit that provides holistic care for young women rescued from sex trafficking.
Shop Online | $28
15. Black Chiapas Throw | Ara Collective
A modern two-tone throw with textured stripes in alternating designs. This gorgeous light cotton is perfect for the breezy spring evening and makes a lovely addition to any home. Handmade by artisans in Chiapas, Mexico.
Shop Online | $155
16. James Bracelet | PURPOSE Jewelry
Multi-stoned beads come together to create this masculine stretch bracelet. The piece was handcrafted in Mexico. . 100% of the proceeds benefit International Sanctuary, a nonprofit that provides holistic care for young women rescued from sex trafficking.
Shop Online | $15