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Mom's the Word

We've found the perfect place to shop for gifts this Mother's Day—, a fair trade boutique that sells eco-friendly, handcrafted goods made by women around the globe. Their unique line of products include stylish apparel, accessories and gifts. Proceeds help secure their futures by giving them a source of income. So when you buy something for your mom from Global Girlfriend, chances are you'll be helping a mother in another part of the world, too.

Here are a just a few of our favorite feel-good finds...

Lace Cosmetic Bag
Each piece is hand crocheted by the women of Godavari Delta Women Lace Cooperative of India, a
cooperative which offers not only good pay but also provides skills and literacy training.

Blossom Bangle Bracelet
Made by a fair trade organization based in Bali Indonesia that aims to help women create sustainable incomes and encourage keeping traditional crafts and skills alive.

Summer Organic Cotton Scoop Tee ~ Turquoise
Super soft 100% organic cotton line is made at a non-profit employment program in the Tamil Nadu region of India. Run by an order of Franciscan Nuns, the sisters employ and care for 120 young women who are handicapped and/or economically disadvantaged, providing employment training and support along with with food and accommodations. The group supports 300 local small organic farmers in the Maharastra area.

Recycled Glass Earrings ~ Turquoise
Glass from broken and discarded bottles and bangles are fired into new beautiful and colorful recycled glass beads and fashioned into these great jewelry pieces. Made by a women’s fair trade organization in Bangladesh.

Gift Wrap ~ Spring Set of 2
Handmade paper from Nepal is an income generation program of General Welfare Pratisthan and Free A Child. The project benefits young women survivors of sex trafficking, providing income and hope to rebuild their lives. The organization also acts as a prevention program giving girls options through vocational training.

Cold Process Soap ~ Citrus Blossom
Made by The Enterprising Kitchen, a unique social enterprise providing transitional employment and
life skills training to disadvantaged women in Chicago working toward self-sufficiency.

I love this soap!
#1 Linda G. on 2008-08-20 17:47 (Reply)
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