Fair Fashion

One-of-a-Kind Holiday Gifts That Will Lift Women From Poverty


If you want to feel good about your holiday dollars, and give a gift that’s truly one-of-a-kind, consider spending them on gorgeous handmade items from Women’s Peace Collection that improve the quality of life for women and families around the world.

Since 2005, the Women’s Peace Collection has offered distinctive handmade items—jewelry, home accents, scarves, bags, you name it—created by talented women who are rebuilding their lives in the shadows of war, civil strife, or crippling poverty. These women live in remote villages, cities, and refugee camps in areas of the world that are considered volatile and challenging. The Women’s Peace Collective empowers women to earn a fair wage which in turn enables her to support herself, her family and her community, and it reinvigorates her spirit.

“A woman who is offered the opportunity to actively engage in meaningful enterprise experiences a sense of value and self worth,” says Sue Fish, President of Women’s Peace Collection. “No longer a victim of circumstances, she recognizes that it is her own spirit of resilience and resourcefulness that allows her – and her family – to step into their future with optimism. Her world transforms.”

With the frenzy and hoopla of the holiday season, it can be difficult to stay grounded in remembering others who may not be as fortunate. The Women’s Peace Collection provides us with an opportunity to shop consciously this season for gorgeous handmade items while lifting a women up. Isn’t that what this holiday season is all about? (And you can get a discount too, just scroll to the bottom of this post for details!)

Herewith, 5 gorgeous gifts that will go further than the person to whom you give them.

Point Out The Good Bracelet, $40

This beautiful, elegant, contemporary bracelet is handcrafted by fair trade artisans in Kenya. Made entirely of brass with a turquoise stone, it is bendable to wear several ways, with the arrows pointing at a variety of angles.

Diamond Treasure Earrings, $32

I’m head over heels for these earrings that are handcrafted in a fair trade workshop in Kenya where every design detail is cut, polished and formed by hand. By purchasing these earrings you are enabling the artisans to earn a living and find their way out of poverty.

Gaia Silk/Cotton Scarf, $27


This stunning scarf is lightweight, airy and lusciously soft! It is large enough to be worn as a scarf or a shawl. Handwoven out of a beautiful blend of cruelty-free handspun silk and cotton in a fair trade women’s cooperative in Vietnam, this gorgeous scarf in silver will be a great accent to any outfit year round. And most important, these talented artisans are paid fair wages and are seeing the quality of their lives improve!

Hear My Voice Wrap Bracelet, $44


This stunning wrap bracelet is not only gorgeous but is truly special as it is made by deaf women in Kenya. The combination of purple, silver and black beads of various sizes are woven onto a leather cord, making this one both feminine and edgy. It is finished off with a hand carved white bone tag.

Mayan Aurora Basket, $34


This pretty basket is designed and handcrafted by Mayan women in a fair trade cooperative in Guatemala. It consists of sustainably harvested native grass and fragrant pine needles with colorful yarn accents. Sturdy and extremely well-made, it can be used to hold fruit, mail, etc—or better yet, leave it empty to show off the gorgeous interior! And it smells so fresh, like being out in the grass!

Subscribe to the Women’s Peace Collection email list here  and get 20% off any one order.

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Lindsay has spent her career at the intersection of media and social change. In her role at Eco-Chick, Lindsay has established partnerships and campaigns with some of the world’s most-recognized companies committed to sustainability and CSR. She co-created the popular interview series “Heroines for the Planet” that features groundbreaking women who share courage and a deep passion for protecting people and the Earth. Lindsay is the Marketing and Sustainability Manager at Health-Ade Kombucha and previously served as Director of Communications at the social enterprise CBS EcoMedia. There she directed corporate advertising dollars to the nation’s most effective non-profits tackling urgent social issues in local communities and was awarded CBS Corporation’s prestigious Share-the-Vision award. She has written for Whole Living Magazine, Edible, Cottages & Gardens, From The Grapevine, EarthHour.org, Eco-Age.com, and for environmentalists Laura Turner Seydel and Susan Rockefeller. Lindsay holds a BS in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.