Friday, July 19, 2013

pretty products for a beautiful cause

A couple of great causes and pretty products for you to know about, even though I might be a little late on the bandwagon.

Sevenly.org sells cute apparel, accessories and home goods, with $7 from every purchase going to a cause. This week's cause is Action AGainst Hunger, which provides meals for severely malnourished children in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 42,000 people in Congo are literally starving to death, and Sevenly is doing something about it, but only with our help.  Learn more about the cause here.

Here are a few of my favorite items from Sevenly:
3 disc necklace,                                                    family is forever,                                                       essentials bag


And then there's Noonday, a company that sells accessories, apparel and home goods. But so does every other retail company, right? The difference is that all of Noonday's products are handmade by men and women in 12 countries around the world, so each purchase helps support that family's livelihood. Even more awesome...Noonday is adoption-minded (the founder adopted from Rwanda after taking a trip there; read their story here) and the company does Trunk Shows to help people raise funds for different causes, including adoption. I'm going to look into it a bit more, but you might soon see an invitation to a Noonday Trunk Show. And obviously I love their stuff. Herer are some of my favs...I think they are beautiful:

Cascading Falls Necklace, Salmon (*backordered*)Evening Horizon NecklaceRuth Necklace, Turquoise and RedMediterranean Sea Necklace
cascading falls necklace,       evening horizon necklace,                 ruth necklace,        mediterranean sea necklace



Nahuala Rectangle Trays (Set of 3)Winking Ikat ScarfSseko Sandal BaseCrocheted Bracelet - Neon
rectangle trays,                       winking ikat scarf,                          sseko sandal strap,                          crocheted bracelet


Do any of you know more about Noonday's Trunk Shows? I first read about them here, but I'm not sure whether or not anyone in my area is a Noonday Ambassador.

Here's what I think you should do (because you care about my opinion, right?):
Buy the Sevenly stuff you want right now so $7 from your purchase can go to Congo.
Put the Noonday stuff you like on a list and wait until I host a trunk show (hopefully).