A Necklace with a Statement

This time of year always gets hectic with trying to make sure that you have the perfect gift for your loved ones. The past two years, we have been trying to support businesses with a social mission during the holiday season.  Having been working with artisans around the globe for the past year and a half, we love supporting talented crafters in any way possible. So why not give a hand-crafted gift that is providing a job for a woman who needs to feed her family? Did you know that women make up of 70% of the world’s poorest people, and 2/3 of them are illiterate.  Mothers, daughters and sisters lack  jobs, education, food, and shelter for their families.

This holiday season we want to commit to supporting female artisans who need it most!   Check out these social enterprises who are dedicated to supporting underprivileged entrepreneurs and artisans around the globe by providing them with an education, training, and the resources needed to create a sustainable lifestyle.

P.S. These AMAZING necklaces would make the perfect stocking stuffer:)

Statement necklaces

1)  31 Bits       2) Story Co.      3) Raven & Lily       4) Bajalia        5) Indego Africa

Comfy, Cozy

A warm blanket or throw is a great gift to give a loved one during the holiday season. Check out some of our favorite blankets to get wrapped up in this winter!

Handmade chunky throw blanket
Handmade chunky throw blanket by EandAHeritage
The Pendleton Tribute Series pays homage to the American mills that pioneered the weaving of Indian trade blankets.
Open-weave throw by Anthropologie
Organic, merino sheep wool blanket by River Farm

Cozy Cotton Blanket
100% organic cotton blanket by Coyuchi. These blankets come in certified-sustainable pine, cedar and birch wood boxes.

A Blanket with a Story

We stumbled across an amazing hand-loomed blanket company with a great story behind it.  The company is called Swans Island and it is located in Maine.  Their mission is to create objects of beauty and utility in authentic and earth friendly ways.  We love that Swans Island is still honoring the tradition and craft while creating a more sustainable future.  Not only do we love their mission but their blankets are amazing!  Check out all of their blankets from baby blankets to limited edition winter blankets and they even come in the most adorable linen box or bag!

Brown with dark brown stripes blanket
White with grey stripes blanket
Brown with orange stripes blanket
Grey with yellow stripes throw