Monday, May 11, 2009

Exotic shopping and you won't even get jet lag

Global Goods Partners has a good thing going on and if you haven't checked it out, I urge you to. The company is "dedicated to alleviating poverty and promoting social justice by strengthening women-led development initiatives and creating access to the US market for maginalized communities in Asia, Africa, and the Americas." The organization functions on grants and, depending on the item, boasts either fair trade, eco-conscious, sustainable, promoting human rights, etc. Besides all the obviously good work this "shop for change" site is doing, I think it's pretty neat that when you choose an item you know exactly where it was produced and you get info (and pictures) about the community that produced it. How cool is that? If you want to support a specific area, just search the country and you'll see a list of goods. Here are some of my favorite pieces (oh, and I forgot to mention, it's all VERY affordable).
I'd layer a bunch of these with a simple outfit.
Eco Friendly Two-tone Bangles $5.50
country of origin: India
Needing a place to store your new business cards?
Silk Business Card Holder $10
country of origin: Cambodia
This necklace is a bit bohemian, a bit funky.
Circular Tagua Necklace $26
country of origin: Colombia
This would be a great gift for your school-aged child (or your boring desk). Oh and giraffes are my favorite animal, in case you were curious.
Giraffe Pencil Sharpener
country of origin: India
Well, you already know my growing obsessions with mobiles. This one is super cute and would be perfect in a baby's room.
Silk Elephan Mobile $22
country of origin: Cambodia
B and I are in need of coasters for the new, white coffee table. These are perfect.
Recycled Paper Coaster Set $20
country of origin: Cambodia
So go on, do more with your money! Visit the site...I think you'll be impressed.
{Click on the Bison to the right to enter the giveaway...last day is tomorrow!}

20 comments:

Courtney said...

Sounds like a great company-- I love that you can find out more details about the community where pieces were made! Great picks.

Rachel Follett said...
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Rachel Follett said...

Oh awesome! I really don't want jet lag again so thanks for this! :)

Little Lovables said...

sounds neat, I'll have to check it out!

LipstickOne said...

love the giraffes!

christina said...

Wow! Great site. Thanks for sharing such an excellent find.

Callie Grayson said...

thanks for the share! loving those bracelets and the that necklace!!!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Adore giraffes! I love their long eyelashes...
~Thanks for sharing*

citysage said...

That elephant mobile is SO SWEET! Just the sort of fun detail that I want in my kids' rooms when I get around to having some. What a great site!

Fifi Flowers said...

FUN find... those bracelet bring back memories of my youth!

Elizabeth Marie said...

I love the coasters! And I love a good cause even more! Thanks so much for sharing! xoxo

Annette said...

I love the girafs. They have such a cute look on their faces.

Dvora Schleffer Designs said...

Great finds. Love the silk card holder and the coasters.

Federica said...

What a fun finds! Thanks for sharing!

from the right bank said...

That's a great site with some terrific stuff. It's always so nice to be able to support a cause with our purchases.

Dimitrova said...

This is fantastic! Shop for a good cause, I don't think it can get better than that. And the fact that you know exactly where it comes from puts a whole new perspective on purchasing items made abroad. Thanks for sharing.

Gabbi said...

I love those recycled paper coasters... I've seen boxes made of recycled paper but the coasters look ideal. Fair Trade is such a good mission, great post.

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

I love those business cards, and I have some great memories from my trip to Cambodia! Thanks for sharing.

umama said...

I love those sharpeners! I am literally a giraffe-aholic. My kids at school have flooded my classroom with them! They always ask me why I love them, and I have no solid reason. But I secretly think it's because they are so tall, and I'm a wee 5'3" :o)

Hanako66 said...

very cool, I'll check it out!

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