We invited Sabrina (one of the founders of New Creation/Design For Justice – we featured their earrings in our spring box!) to be part of this season-of-giving series because of the great work she's doing in her community (restoring an old porn shop and turning it into a place of hope) and in New Creation's online shoppe, where they bring together brands doing great work with trafficking survivors... just like us. Plus, we think she has great taste too. :-)
1. Starfish Project ::: The Erica Necklace ::: $37.99
This stunning red agate + gold necklace would be the perfect addition to any holiday outfit. Handmade by women who are beginning a new life at Starfish Project, you are not just purchasing a pretty piece of jewelry but investing in their mission to transform lives and restore hope to exploited women.
2. Basha Boutique ::: kantha throw ::: $49-98
These beautiful throws combine the softness of vintage saris with the luxury of "repurposed luxe" fabric for that perfect upcycled look. Basha is focused on turning pain + hurt into hope + peace for women in Bangladesh.
3. Nkuku ::: antique glass star ::: $34-44
Fair trade + fabulous, these metal stars are just what I need to dangle in my dining room. Nkuku is socially responsible and built on the principles of fair trade + equal opportunity; their items are unique in the best of ways!
4. New Creation ::: antique leaves earrings ::: $16
Maybe I am partial, but these statement earrings offered in brass + silver are a great blend of simple + fun. Priced at under $20 I have a feeling these will be under lots of Christmas trees this season.
5. The Giving Keys ::: dainty bangle bracelet ::: $30 +up
Minimalist + elegant this sweet “brave” bangle offers a much needed reminder to be bold. Pick a word… ”faith” “praise” “beloved” “worthy” + gift one this year. The Giving Keys employs those transitioning out of homelessness in L.A., making this yet another item where the giving is two-fold!
6. JOYN ::: fig suede satchel ::: $56
Raise your hand if you don’t love a suede bag... no one! I didn’t think so! JOYN is on point with these beautiful artisan made satchels in a variety of colors. Empowering + employing women in India this bag does more than just make you look fantastic!