Lisa Leonard hope{full} collection & Jungle Kids

While doing a little online browsing (hi, love this), I came across Lisa Leonard’s new hope{full} collection.

For every hope{full} piece sold, one meal is donated to Jungle Kids.

Lisa Leonard Hope{full}

Each piece from our hope{full} collection is fair trade, organic and sustainable, giving work to Ecuadorian women and building families and communities. Necklaces, bracelets and earrings are made from tagua seeds, which are harvested, carved and dyed vibrant, beautiful shades.  We are also offering hand-made scarves that can be worn in your hair, around your waist, around your neck and any other creative way! Additionally, with the sale of each piece from the hope{full} collection, Lisa Leonard Designs will donate a portion of the proceeds back to Jungle Kids. For each piece sold we’re buying lunch for a child in need. That is awesome.

Lisa Leonard Blog: our hope{full} collection

Shop the hope{full} collection and help empower Ecuadorian artisans and provide a meal for a child in need. Click on the images below to learn more!

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What is Jungle Kids for Christ?

We are a group of people who are passionate about empowering children of the jungle of Ecuador so that they will break the cycle of poverty and share a message of transformation with their family, community, country, and world.

Jungle Kids for Christ, Who We Are

They established a school, Antioch Christian Academy, to provide excellent education for children in the jungle. Consider sponsoring a student through Jungle Kids to help with the cost of their education.  Learn more here.

I have more posts about Purposeful Shopping…Check them out!

Purposeful Shopping

Shop with your heart Holiday Gift Guide: Women’s Accessories

This holiday season, you can purchase gifts from the mall. Or you can support organizations that are working with artisans worldwide and are changing the world with every purchase.

1 – Krochet Kids, The Marie Infinity Scarf (also available in Deep Green, Butterscotch and Black) Handmade in Peru
Why? Started by three guys who took their love of crocheting (that statement alone is reason to support them) to Uganda and Peru to help create sustainable employment and empowerment. Today, over 150 people in Uganda and Peru are working, receiving education, and being mentored toward a brighter future.

2 – Toms, Windward Sunglasses in Tortoise with Light Blue
Why? With every purchase, Toms will help give sight to a person in need, in the form of a pair of prescription glasses, sight-saving surgery or medical treatment (in partnership with Seva Foundation). And in addition, they are donating $10 for every eyewear and $5 for shoe purchases to Save the Children to help with the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

3 – Rural Revolution, Jaya Lemon Clutch from Indonesia or purchase from Roozt.
Why? As a company, Rural Revolution believes in the power of employment and self-expression as a means for women to help sustain themselves and their communities culturally, economically, and physically. We believe in partnering with established co-ops when possible and forming new ones when needed. Currently they are working with artisans in Ethopia, India, Indonesia, New Orleans, and more.

4 – Noonday Collection, Zip Up Wrap
Why? The passion at Noonday Collection is to connect you with the lives of artisans struggling for a better future while styling you along the way. Their artisans span the world, including Uganda, India, Ecuador, the US, among other. They also help families raise money for their own adoptions by giving 10% of trunk show sales directly to the adoptive family when they host a trunk show.

5 – Roma Boots, Glossy Navy boots or purchase from Roozt.
Why? Roma Provisions combines fashion with charity to fight the cycle of poverty afflicting street children and orphans by bringing them hope, love and lasting change in the most sustainable and practical way. For every pair of Roma Boots sold, a brand new pair is donated to a child in need.

6 – Out of Print, The Great Gatsby eBook cover
Why? For each product sold, one book is donated to a community in need through our partner Books For Africa.

7 – IndoSole, Women’s Pantai Beach Shoe in Marigold (also available in natural, cobalt blue and black) or purchase from Roozt.
Why? Each pair of sandals/shoes is hand-made with love, using old motorbike tires, and possess a charm which is synonymous with the Balinese craftspeople who create them.

8 – Better Life Bags, The Alicia Clutch (you can customize with their huge fabric selection)
Why? Located in Detroit, they hire women, who otherwise cannot get jobs, to work for BLB. From the beginning, Better Life Bags has given 10% of every sale to a low income entrepreneur in a developing country through Kiva.org.

*I highly recommend joining Roozt (it’s as simple as putting in your email and making up a password). Joining will not only feed a child, but they sell some of the products above at a discounted member price.

 

Purposeful shopping ~ Noonday Collection

After visiting Rwanda to adopt, Founder Jessica Honegger and her husband visited friends in Uganda who were working locally to help create sustainable jobs. Her friend asked her if she wanted to bring some jewelry created by local artisans home to sell in order to help cover the adoption costs. And so Noonday Collection trunk shows began. (Read more about their story.)

Many are familiar with Stella & Dot and other similar home sales parties. But Noonday Collection is different in that it promotes shopping with a purpose. Every sale helps support families in developing nations by providing jobs and fair wages. Every sale helps families hosting the trunk shows afford pricey adoption costs. Every sale supports orphan care. And not to mention the pieces are gorgeous and beautifully made!

Just a small sampling of some of their pieces. (The Half Moon necklace below is going on my Christmas list…)

   

   

But the best way to understand what the company is all about is to watch their video. It is a beautiful thing to see how many lives are touched by Noonday.

Noonday Collection is:

Gorgeous jewelry, accessories, home goods & gifts.

Made by artisans worldwide.

Providing jobs for the artisans, and in turn providing for their families.

Honoring and supporting orphans by providing 10% of trunk shows sales to parents raising money for adoption.

Giving additional money towards orphan care.

How you can help?

  • Shop their beautiful pieces here. These make perfect holiday gifts, hostess gifts, etc.
  • Follow them on Twitter #NoondayStyle, Like them on Facebook
  • Become an Ambassador! You can host your own trunk shows. Do you like to gather friends together? Do so for a great cause. And did I mention how gorgeous the pieces are??