Tuesday, November 17, 2009


A clothing line worth check out.

EDUN is a socially conscious clothing company launched in Spring 2005 by Ali Hewson and Bono. The company's mission is to create beautiful clothing, while fostering sustainable employment in developing areas of the world.

EDUN will give $10 from each Edun designed ONE tee shirt sold back to the ALAFA fund, which provides medication to Lesotho factory workers and their family members suffering with AIDS. Adults on sale for $28. Kids shirts also available.

Nest Gifts $50, $25 & $15

Nest is the place to go for cool gift ideas this Holiday season.  Below is a sampling of my top pics.

Nest is a nonprofit organization that empowers female artists and artisans around the world. Using a unique combination of interest-free microfinance loans, mentoring from established designers, as well as a market in which to sell their crafts, Nest helps its loan recipients create successful small businesses. Nest instills pride of ownership, preserves ancient artistic traditions and successfully moves women from poverty to self-sufficiency.

Handtooled Leather Wallet/ Clutch with multiple credit card slots, pockets, zippered coin pouches and pen holder. 10" x 5.5" x 1"(at fold). Designed by Endia, handmade in Indonesia.

Whimsical Tea lights on sale for $25 make another cool gift idea.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams journal. Great for any age over 7 (kiddies, tweens and even adults who need to be reminded to dream big!)...journaling, doodling, poem writing. REUSABLE! Cover fits standard composition book found in all big box stores. Personalization included. Composition book included. **Please also specify color of fairy's hair. $14.00

A Book Experience

This is an honorary entry because I admire the magic behind the idea at The Lollipop Book Club. Mom, Karen, realized that there were too many toys in their families life and believed that books were better presents as they lasted longer but noticed that the books she got her kids just stacked up. Until she got the idea to mail her kids the books and have them opened as their special package. She noticed the kids treating the books more special and then started to do the same when their family was invited to a bday party. She got such a huge response that she  knew there was something there and decided to make a business out of it. This is a must see website and I'm inspired to buy this book as Thanksgiving is right around the corner

Featuring a simple text, this book reminds both kids and adults about the little things that make each day enjoyable. Includes a page for readers to write their own special thoughts.

By Julie Markes

Illustrated by Doris Barrette

Monday, November 16, 2009

Holiday Cards that Give Back


Shutterfly’s “Support-A-Cause” card line features dozens of new styles with themes inspired by each charitable organization’s mission. Designs range from classic to modern with photo and non-photo styles. New this holiday season, customers can personalize their holiday cards inside as well as outside with both photo and text layout options. Pricing is based on volume, starting as low as $1.49 per card.  Shutterfly will donate %10 of net proceeds to participating charities.


Inside: “Wishing you the gift of joy this holiday season!”
$18 for 8 cards

Inside:   “Wishing you a world of peace this holiday season”
$12 for 8 cards

Adoption Day Cards will donate a percentage of profits, after taxes, to child relief in Ecuador and Ukraine. They feel strongly that we want not only to celebrate adoption but to support waiting children as well. Please use the following links to learn more about the organizations we will be supporting this year.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bugaboo treasu(RED) stroller

Feeling this stroller.  Loving the clean design and appropriate messaging for your little treasure.

 Bugaboo Bee stroller features a compact, nimble, one-piece design that takes your child from infant to toddler with ease. Bugaboo has now partnered with (RED)TM and is contributing 1% of all revenue to the Global Fund to help fund AIDS programs in Africa. Every child is treasured, and every Bugaboo purchase helps women and children living with AIDS in Africa.  Limited Edition as seen in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. $599.  

Mad Imports Calabash Tote

Look at this adorable bag to dress up some jeans.

The craftswomen in rural Kenya and Madagascar who handmade these beautiful, rustic bags are part of a fair-trade partnership, and 15 percent of online sales go toward building clean water wells and microenterprise development in their communities. $95.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tory Burch's World Charm Necklace

Completely beautiful and stylish.  This LEATHER WORLD CHARM NECKLACE makes a sophisticated statement day or night by lacing this intricately crafted necklace around your neck. Multi strand leather cords adorned with assorted gold talismans. Adjustable link chain with lobster clasp closure and logo disk. Necklace measures 25 1/2" total.

One hundred percent of the profits from the navy limited edition World Charm Necklace will benefit The Tory Burch Foundation.  $350.00

Adopt a Gorilla

What a precious gift for your favorite animal lovers. 

 Adopt a sweet baby gorilla in your friend's name and support the Diane Fossey Gorilla Fund. The animal lover on your list will adore it. $50 to $300 

Monday, November 9, 2009

Kids Scooter

How cute is this?!?!?!
Retro Green Scooter for children 3-5
Every child loves a scooter and this one is especially child-friendly with proceeds that benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. On sale for $49

Tree of Life

What a cool idea for artwork in your kiddos room.

I love this Tree of Life Wall Hanging
For every purchase of this inspiring tree of life wall hanging, the Hunger Site will fund 50 bowls of food where it's needed most. A wonderful way to give. $39.95

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Philosophy Shop for a Cause

philosophy's promise is to bring its customers products that inspire them to live a better life by being better to themselves. our products care for your skin and your overall well-being. we take a mind, body, spirit approach to personal care and believe only when you feel good can you truly look your best.

Shop for a Cause at Philosophy

With each purchase of shop for a cause products 100% of the net proceeds go to the partnered charity. With shower gel called Good Energy, Remind U.S. and Joyful Heart - HOW can you go wrong. Just bathe in all the goodness.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Common Threadz

This cause makes me happy.  Common Threadz finds creative ways to support orphans in Africa.

Orphan Collection
Tees designed by orphans to help orphans! Each one sold feeds and orphan for a month.  The tees are $38 and come in adult sizes too.  I'm in love with these purposeful designs.  

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fashion Philanthropy

is an online boutique promoting beauty and balance.  They ask you to choose a charity at checkout and give 10% of the proceeds.  A couple of my top pics are this great little summer dress by Roberta Oaks on sale for $50.

Or this great tee by 302 Designs for $40.

302 Designs Harmony Tee is made of a 100% organic cotton fine jersey, soft and comfy with a stylish slim fit. The message on this shirt is peace translated in many different languages.