A socially conscious shopping guide for gifts that give back. Remedy Road is your one stop shop for everyone on your list, and you can feel good about your purchase! Read on, because there’s a GIVEAWAY!
Do you think about social impact when you spend money? We do our best to buy food that has been produced in an environmentally sustainable way, but gifts and clothing are an entirely different story. I’ve tried to find companies that produce beautiful products in a way that supports their workers and don’t exploit human labor. It’s not always easy though! Many companies aren’t upfront about working conditions and how they treat their laborers. The easy choice isn’t always the right one.
I’m so excited to share Remedy Road with you. Remedy Road features products from companies that are making beautiful goods all over the world in a sustainable and socially responsible way. They do the hard work of identifying and vetting these companies and their missions. Their website features dozens of beautiful items, all of which are made in a way that empowers workers and changes communities.
The founders of Remedy Road were inspired to dive into socially conscious shopping after a 2012 trip to India. Their friends had started a textile company there. They paid their employees a living wage and gave them access to healthcare, healthy meals and a good life for their families. This commitment to slow fashion completely changed the community. They were so moved they decided to make socially conscious shopping their lives’ work. They created Remedy Road as a one-stop place to find beautiful goods that you can feel good about purchasing.
In addition to featuring companies who are doing it right, they are also putting their money where their mouth it! 10% of your purchase goes back to non-profit organizations that support the artisans whose goods are featured in their shop.
Gifts that Give Back
It’s always good to have a go-to place for gifts for that person that’s impossible to shop for. Remedy Road is packed with thoughtful somethings for everyone in your life. For your mama, there are nice smelling bath salts and handmade candles. Need a gift for your boyfriend? Cozy hats, awesome tees and sweaters that look great on everyone and even some manly grooming supplies. For the foodie, there are handmade kitchen tools and pretty napkins. Need a birthday gift for your girlfriend? There are dozens of great options for any budget, from gorgeous leather bags to delicate jewelry.
My Remedy Road Favorites
The Krochet Kids backpack you see in the above photo is my new favorite commuter bag. It’s soft and stylish, and I can stuff everything from my lunch to my laptop in it. Krochet Kids employs over 150 people in Uganda and Peru. They pay their employees a living wage, allowing for them to provide for their families. Each product is also hand-signed by the person who made it.
My new Root Collective Millie flats are handmade in Guatemala. Root Collective focuses on ‘slow fashion’ and making footwear in safe working conditions. They have improved working conditions for their workers in the slums of Guatemala and are empowering women to change the communities they live in.
These gorgeous Sudara Leela pajamas are handmade in India. Their goal is to empower women to live in freedom from sex slavery through safe, sustainable living-wage employment. Through partnerships with sewing centers, they’ve created training programs so their employees can learn the skills they need to go on to start their own businesses or find a career in a different field, like technology. They name every print they produce after one of the women, to celebrate their difficult journey out of poverty.
My new favorite When Life Gives you Lemons notebook is a collaboration between Wild & Wolf and Ted Baker. Since 2010, Wild & Wolf has raised almost $50,000 for WaterAid, providing clean water systems to thousands of people worldwide. By donating a portion of their sales, they are helping to combat the more than 2,000 child deaths that happen each day due to lack of clean water and lack of access to adequate sanitation.
The wooden Badala Tatu tray is a fair trade item made in Africa. Badala provides employment programs to women and artisans across East Africa, Central America, and even here in the United States. The majority of their workers are sex trafficking survivors. They have an education and microfinance initiative that serves as an alternative to prostitution and provide scholarships to outstanding high school students.
Here are a few more of my favorite things from Remedy Road. I was just going to share a couple, but then I couldn’t pick, and things got out of hand and well…I give you the biggest collage of all time. So. Many. Amazing. Choices.
Socially Conscious Shopping Guide
// 1. Badala Kuni Utensil Set // 2. Hand in Hand Bath Salt // 3. Wild & Wolf Stainless Steel Flask // 4. Krochet Kids Watchman Hat // 5. Krochet Kids Teddy Hat // 6. When Live Gives You Lemons Notebook // 7. California Grown Tank // 8. Badala Hex Tray // 9. Fashionable Crossbody Tote // 10. Root Collective Millie Flat // 11. Asher Men’s Shirt // 12. Tribe Alive Cosmo Cuff // 13. Root Collective Espe Boot // 14. The Hoot Hat // 15. Matr Boomie Fauna Journal // 16. Half United Tiny Top Necklace // 17. Krochet Kids Ridgeview Backpack // 18. Tribe Alive Wave Ring // 19. Mate Dylan Burnout Tank //
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This post is a collaboration with Remedy Road. Wondering why I do sponsored posts? Read more here.