In the spirit of giving thanks, why not give back to those who need the most help?
This holiday season, purchase gifts for your loved ones that help others as well.
We’ve selected five beautiful items for the home that also give back.
The Citizenry collaborates with artisans to produce one-of-a-kind, exclusive collections and donates 10 percent of its proceeds back into those artisan communities. Partnerships change from season to season to highlight different crafts and communities.
The Nublado Throw was made by one master weaver in San Pedro, Peru, home to alpaca wool. Each throw takes one full day to knit and is left in its pure state for a natural, soft touch and look.
Curated contemporary selections are of prime importance to Los Angeles-based Local + Lejos. Beautiful handwoven baskets and textiles from Rwanda, Cambodia, Guatemala and more feature bold graphics and simple, sophisticated design.
Lauren Conrad-founded fair trade shop The Little Market specializes in artisanal products crafted by women around the world. Purchases from the online business create opportunities for women and their families to start literacy workshops, business training and health programs in their community. This salad bowl contributes to a small business in Morocco.
Cult favorite candle brand P.F. Candle Co. brings the holiday spirit with this juniper candle, created from juniper berries, pine, fir needle and cedarwood. Seven percent of proceeds from the candle — and all items sold at Moorea Seal — are given to nonprofits helping women’s causes, children’s needs, environmental issues, animal causes and health-related needs.
McKinney-based Fair & Square Imports scour the globe for fair-trade products for home and fashion. This handmade floral tea infuser mug from Vietnam is ceramic, avoiding harsh plastics and lets tea leaves bloom.