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AmyAnn's Watch List
BLOOM & GIVE
A few weeks ago I learned of Bloom & Give, a stunning line of silk scarves and bags, handmade by local artisans in India where the craft is often passed down 10's of generations. Each Bloom & Give scarf and bag is designed in the US by up and coming women designers. In addition to employing artisans in India, they also donate 50% of their profits to support girls education programs in India. Education is proven to be the most effective way for a girl in India to escape the cycle of childhood marriage, preteen pregnancy and abuse. The photo below is of the lovely Natalie from Sustainably Chic wearing a silk scarf from Bloom & Give, if you haven't checked out Natalie's beautiful blog, please do!
SIESTAS FOR FIESTAS
Husband and wife duo, Chris and Jesenia Pena, create beach blankets here in California with material they source in Cancun, Mexico. While living in Mexico Chris and Jesenia fell in love with with the local materials and at the same time were deeply impacted by poverty they encountered and wanted to make an impact. For each blanket purchased from Siestas For Fiestas, a meal is provided for a family living in poverty in Mexico. The playful beach blankets and colorful and bright, making me hope winter passes quickly and we can get back to the beach! :)
Tribe Alive utilizes a passion for fashion and responsible commerce as a platform to help alleviate poverty among women across the developing world. They work with artisan partners all over the world to employ impoverished women at fair trade wages and give them access to a safe job, sustainable income and a chance to determine their own future. I'm loving their gorgeously designed products, from their leather bags and woven clutches to their minimalist and elegant jewelry.
Blake's Watch List
What began as a group of NYU students with a goal to transform their knowledge and research on environmental science and social entrepreneurship, has evolved into a simple and straightforward platform that communicates how one can live a healthy life while also doing what's right for the environment. Greener Square rates products based on 5 greener principles and determines what greener qualities they possess.
THE THX CO
THX (pronounced "Thanks") is a social enterprise that gives 100% of its profits to non-profits from the sales of everyday lifestyle products, like coffee and perfume. Their platforms allows you to donate directly to a worthy cause you choose from their partnered organizations through the products you use every day. Their innovative model is worth checking out!