We’ve had so much fun with our Season of Giving series!
So far we’ve given three lucky winners gift packages but this week we’re focusing on something a little different. We’ve given gifts to you, our wonderful readers, and now we’re showcasing gifts you can give others that also give to those in need.
Here’s how we came up with this idea:
Meg is deeply passionate about giving back to people in need and tries to make as many purchases as possible that support people. Typically in December, she would host a “Gifts that Give” party in her house, but this year we are going even bigger.
So we’re sharing our favorite socially-conscious brands with you so that you can find the perfect last minute gifts for your friends, family, Secret Santa, or even yourself!
Raven & Lily creates high-quality on-trend clothing and jewelry handmade by women all around the world. Their pieces are influenced by seasonal fashion trends, as well as cultural style in the countries where the products are made. They employ than 1,500 at-risk women in 10 countries around the world and are a certified B-Corp. We adore everything they have, but especially love their gorgeous black, white, and gold home decor. We want one of everything!
Sseko is a fashion brand based in Uganda. They employ women from all walks of life and have a mission of sending all team members to college. So far they’ve enabled 87 women to attend university! They started with their signature sandals, and have since expanded their brand to include apparel and jewelry, and we love it all.
Thistle Farms seeks to HEAL, EMPOWER, AND EMPLOY women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. They have an amazing selection of body and home products that we just love (they make them in-house!). Plus, you can visit their Cafe in Nashville, and see these goods for yourself. Next time we’re in Nashville, we’re going!
Friends, this is just a sampling of gifts that give back. With these brands, you can trust that your purchase helps to employ a woman in need, and even fund microloans for female entrepreneurs. As an entrepreneur myself, it’s important to me to shop small, especially when it helps another woman reach new levels of achievement.
Thanks for participating in our Season of Giving! I’m so thankful for every one of you, and can’t wait for more good work together in 2018!
Meg and the Clapping Dog Media Team