Conscious Holiday Gift Guide
Produced by Elise Crawford & Team C.!
Soko designs on Good Cloth ($55)
Made in the USA, vegan, eco-friendly, trade not aid, recycled, organic or just high-quality design.
FOR YOUR BEST PUP-FRIEND
Boots & Arrow ($90)
A present for man’s best friend! Made from reclaimed cowboys boots and one of a kind handcrafted from upcycled leather of reclaimed cowboy boots and sewn locally in Austin, Texas. Using repurposed materials and working with local makers allows us to stay kind to the earth and support industry here in the United States – two things we love to do.
INTO THE WILD
Stone & Cloth, $175
Millions of kids are out of school. By purchasing from Stone & Cloth, you provide 25 hours of classroom learning. Stone & Cloth partners with the Knock Foundation to help students from low-income families in Tanzania or Kenya to realize their full potential.
With My Own 2 Hands, Warrior Necklace ($60)
Inspired by the courageous Maasai girls of Kenya that are victims of female genital mutilation and are sold into marriage as early as 10 years old. 100% of proceeds are donated to the The HELGARescue Center in Kajairo, Kenya.
The Home T. ($62)
Products made in the USA. The Home T donates a minimum of 10% of their profits to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Bird + Stone ($38)
Bird + Stone features socially conscious jewelry that funds microloans and financial training for female entrepreneurs in Kenya. Made sustainably with recycled materials, this jewelry line invests in women to help eradicate global poverty.
LOOK AWESOME ON-THE-GO
Brothers Leather Supply Co. ($150+)
Our mission is to create awesome, quality leather goods at exceptional prices. No mortgage paperwork required. We design and manufacture our products with the expectation that they will last for years and improve with age – like wine, like friends, like you! What began as a husband and wife team shipping bags from their basement is now a sizable group of the amazingly talented people working out of a studio in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
BEAUTY OF TRADITIONS AND ART FORMS
American Nomad ($47)
American Nomad’s products are handmade by artisans around the globe working at cooperatives or as independent entrepreneurs. These artisans are striving to rise above poverty, fighting discrimination and gaining an education all through utilizing art forms that are deeply rooted in their cultures.
WRITE IT DOWN
Bloom, Lovely ($16.95)
Bloom, Lovely believes every woman deserves to feel beautiful. Increase your feelings of self worth through daily reflections on powerful quotes. Made from 100% eco-friendly, recycled paper stock. Hand-painted and hand-lettered with love. Photography by Chelsea Anderson.
MAKE A STATEMENT
Conscious Shop ($40)
Conscious Magazine joined forces with TVP Market to launch the Conversation Starter T-shirt. Coupled with TVP’s beliefs that what you wear is a powerful way of communicating what you stand for, and our mission to change the conversation, our hope is to inspire the world to dedicate style to a cause because “your clothing is a billboard” –TVP
100 cameras envisions a world where kids are empowered to share their stories and create impact by equipping them with cameras and a photojournalism curriculum.
The Root Collective ($35 - $134)
The Root Collective partners with makers in Guatemala to produce handcrafted shoes from handwoven textiles. These markers are writing new stories for their communities: stories of hope and sustainability.
JAR OF GOODNESS
Link of Hearts ($21)
Link of Hearts wants to be a voice in helping to fight the stigma of mental illness. For every product bought, a bracelet with encouraging words is given to someone struggling with depression or anxiety as a daily reminder of hope. Soy wax produced from UA-grown soybeans, fine essential oils and & eco-cotton core wicks.
Raven & Lily ($65)
Looking to empower women around the world through their work in design? Raven + Lily aim to alleviate poverty by supporting female artisans in more than nine countries around the world. Their products are handmade and eco-friendly.
Thank you for exploring our Conscious Holiday Gift Guide! Produced by Elise Crawford: Elise Crawford is a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University and will be finishing her Masters degree in Communication at the end of December. She is launching her own digital marketing firm, Ringlet Media in January 2016. She loves working with small businesses and entrepreneurs to create breath-taking digital experiences for their brands. She resides in D.C. and is passionate about empowering purpose-driven and socially-conscious businesses in the area.