Shop with your Heart Holiday Gift Guide: Men’s Edition

Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Shop with your Heart this holiday season! You are making a worldwide impact on the lives of many when you shop with purpose. AND the goods are gorgeous.

We can’t forget about the men in our lives…

1 – Yellow 108, Felt Feel Fedora in Navy or buy from Roozt

Why? Yellow 108 is a Los Angeles based headwear company specializing in sustainable hats & accessories made from salvaged & recycled materials. They also donates 2% of all sales to local Los Angeles non profits specializing in socially responsible initiatives.

2 – Yellow 108, Round About Bamboo Sunglasses in Cacao or buy from Roozt.

3 – Sole Hope, Hoodie

Why? Purchases from Sole Hope support their mission to offer HOPE, healthier lives, and freedom from foot-related diseases through education, jobs, and medical relief. Sole Hope empowers widows in Uganda with sewing skills to sew shoes, the patterns of which are cut in the US at Shoe Cutting Parties. The women are paid fair wages from Sole Hope, and the shoes are distributed for free to local children to protect their feet from jigger infestations.

4 – Creative Recreation, Cesario Lo Pencils Of Promise Shoe

Why? Creative Recreation teams up with Pencils of Promise to bring you this limited edition Cesario Lo with all proceeds going to this non-profit organiziation to help bring education to children around the world.

5 – FIGS, Dots Bow Tie

Why? Through FIGS’ initiative Threads for Threads, they partners globally with local weavers and tailors to make uniforms for their school communities. For every tie sold, FIGS gives an entire school uniform to a child in need of an education.

6 – Fly Canvas, Alton Messenger Bag or buy from Roozt.

Why? FLY CANVAS handcrafts carry goods made from new, used and repurposed materials. Every good sold empowers a child with the gift of education. By partnering closely with small grassroots charitable organizations who know what’s best for their local communities, they work together to provide whatever is necessary for each school’s specific needs, whether it be a new building, uniforms, tuition, school lunches & snacks, or supplies.

7 – Out of Print Clothing, Pop Poe T-shirt

Why? For each product sold, one book is donated to a community in need through their partner Books For Africa.

*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.

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

*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.