I love doing posts about fun, creative things. Whether it’s home decor or art prints or fashion, I love to create things but I also love to shop for unique things to wear or make or decorate with. like a lot. But when I’m shopping for pretty things I don’t often look at HOW or WHERE these pretty things are made. And more than likely, many of the products found in our homes and our closets were produced in unsafe and substandard working conditions – or even worse – by child labor or slave labor. awful.
A few months ago I came across a company called Bought Beautifully. They’re an online company who sells products that are ethically made. They feature unique and beautifully crafted items which are also reasonably priced! They currently represent 36 different organizations from around the world – all of which follow their mission to inspire interactions that enrich lives, restore hope and empower people. I’ve teamed up with Bought Beautifully to get their message out and to show you the beautiful products they offer. And as a bonus – they’re offering a giveway of 3 of their products to one lucky greco design company reader! You can win a beautiful carved wood frame, a handmade wool headband from Peru, and a fabric collage bookmark that is truly a little piece of art.
The bookmark and headband are both from Threads of Hope. Threads of Hope began in 1999 as a partnership between 7 Peruvian artists and 2 women from the states with the goal to empower people by breaking the cycle of poverty. They do this by providing fair, consistent, and reliable monthly income for the creators of their products. They sell these items in the states, and thanks to their expansive volunteer coalition, they are able to pour 100% of the profit back into the communities through grants aimed at reducing poverty. See more about Threads of Hope here.
The frame is from Rahab’s Rope. The mission of Rahab’s Rope is to give hope and opportunity to women and girls that are at risk or have been forced into the commercial sex trade of India. They provide a safe and loving environment that will enable them to grow and develop both physically and spiritually. They are a very comprehensive organization – they provide education, counseling, support and lots of LOVE!!! Unfortunately, the frame is on longer available on the website but click here to see some of Rahab’s Rope’s other home products.
If you can, check out Bought Beautifully’s full line of products here and learn more about their message. I’ve picked a few other favorite items of theirs below.
1. Lattice Chalkboard, $129 // 2. Owl Pillow, $30 // 3. Tuli Yellow Bead Necklace, $30 // 4. Sugar Scrub, $12 // 5. Casserole Basket, $24 // 6. Large Burlap Bag $20 // 7. Aqua Kuni Utensil Set, $18 // 8. Love Print, $4.99
Enter below for the Bought Beautifully Giveaway. Contest ends at midnight on August 21!
Good luck! And next time you go shopping, give a little extra thought to where and how the products we buy are made. We can all make a big difference when we support companies and organizations like Bought Beautifully who work towards helping those in need.
Emily Betzler says
Lori – Thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful representation of Bought Beautifully!
Of course, Emily!! Such beautiful stuff for such great causes!
Robin Jubinville says
Awesome find Lori! Love buying this kind of stuff for christmas gifts! Blog is great too! xo
Good thinking Robin!! These products would make great gifts!!
Sandy Rinks says
I love the idea behind this website. They have a great selection of items to choose from.
I agree, Sandy!! Such beautiful stuff and great causes!