Fashion with compassion
Pitch the plastics and can the cheap costume jewels. Cayisa jewelry is the natural solution, created from nuts and seeds that have fallen from trees in the Amazon rainforest. The unique seeds are collected by locals and cleaned and crafted into beautiful bracelets and necklaces. Prices start at $24.
Its a wrap
Model, mother, activist and actress Liya Kebede recognized a decline in demand for products from her native country of Ethiopia. So she started lemlem (meaning flourish or bloom) to inspire economic independence. Today, lemlem creates opportunities for artists in Ethiopia and offers handwoven pieces, such as this signature scarf, which retails for $145.
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A winning solution, bar none
Not your everyday energy bar, Nouri Bars mission is simple: Buy a bar and a portion of proceeds provides meals to children in need. Three varieties to choose from; each bar is made from organic ingredients. Box of 9 is $29.99. nouribar.com
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