global goods partners is an organization very near to my heart – they are wonderful nfp org ‘dedicated to empowering women, alleviating poverty and promoting social justice’ <from their mission statement> i feel grateful that they bring unique handmade and free-trade products to the american market, thereby promoting independence and providing support to artisans worldwide. now through dec14, ggp is offering free shipping on orders over $50! -or- if you prefer a tactile shopping experience, there is an upcoming opportunity to do just that:
the holiday fair will take place next thursday, dec 17 in the urban zen center at stephan weiss studio : 711 greenwich st, from 12pm to 8pm. download a copy of the invite here. in eager anticipation, a few personal favs from their site:
perhaps my absolute favorite are these vibrant totes made of recycled rice bags <and lined with sturdy cotton> specifically supporting landmine and polio victims in cambodia:
having recently hiked the inka trail – i suppose i am partial to the following three selections and can personally attest to the warmth + softness of alpaca wool – which is attained similar to sheep shearing, no animal cruelty!
each photo is linked to the relevant product site – or browse the entire assortment here