Happy Holiday Everyone!
No joke, I do ALL my Holiday shopping in the summer. My items are wrapped and ready to go by September because the idea of setting foot in a mall in December makes me want to set myself on fire.
But, alas, sometimes I need to pick up something. And maybe you do too. I found three great places where you can shop online in the comfort of your own home and support some wonderful charities as well. Everybody wins!
Check out these three great companies selling products that make a difference.
The Red Twist
Red Twist offers luxurious cashmere wraps. You may have a hard time parting with these cozy soft sweaters. Red Twist was founded by Amy Cooper, after spending several years living in China with her family. An avid traveller, she longed to find the perfect cashmere to wrap up in. While in Beijing, Amy stumbled upon it — the warmest, softest and yummiest cashmere — the cashmere she had been searching for. So she did what any cashmere-lover would do, she had it made into a wrap to accompany her on her travels.
In addition to her fashion finds, Amy also learned of the hardships of living in Asia, especially for young girls. As a mother of three young girls herself, she is passionate about helping girls have access to education. Room to Read focuses on literacy and gender equality in education. A portion of your purchase will go towards sending an underprivileged girl to school. Check out Red Twist here.
Need some unique jewelry that reminds you to believe in yourself while supporting education and human rights causes? Look no further than Qan Life. These beautiful creations inspire you to dream, create and believe in yourself, they are lovely and affordable. They commit 12% of proceeds to charitable partners who are working nonstop to make the world a better place! Visit Qan Life here.
Akamae is an ethical fashion brand with a unique approach. They connect fashion designers with refugee artisans. Together designers and artisans work to co-create exceptional one of kind items. Currently their artisans are living on the Thai-Burma border. Akamae provides them with the global marketplace and outreach to take their valuable skills to the world. The goal is not just to provide extraordinary items but to focus on cultivating self-reliance in refugee communities. Find out more about Akamae here.