Blog Action Day :: Shop to Stop Poverty, Part II

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  • Can Your Jewelry Save the Earth? Pictured colorfully above, in a rainbow assortment are Relief Beads, which were created to raise awareness and money to aid refugees in Darfur. Relief Beads, is selling handcrafted bracelets made from sand in Ghana, Africa. “Each purchase helps to fund Relief International’s medical clinics for women and children, educational programs for students and counseling for victims of violent acts.” To make this good cause even sweeter, Compartes Chocolatier has partnered up with them!
  • Can Your Jewelry Save the Earth? Ours Can! Check out these adorable bracelets made by a women’s collective Asha Hanicrafts! Asha” translates to hope in Sanskrit, “the hope your purchase can give to low-income women and their families around the world. Almost seventy percent of artisans employed by Original Good are women and oftentimes they are also the only wage earners.
  • 7 Wishes Bracelet benefits CARE and Makes A Great Gift: This adorable

bracelet spreads the message of CARE’s work to empower women around the world and encourages everyone to do their part in the fight against global poverty

So with the holiday gift giving season near, please consider treating your loved ones, to these gifts that help lift people out of poverty.

Written by Lucille Chi

Lucy Chi loves good green design, ethical fashion, environmental art and education, renewables, holistic healing and more. She has been dedicating her energies toward finding and drawing attention to all the ways in which products, companies, and industries are moving toward creating a more sustainable world on the global scale, as well as the way individuals are moving toward living sustainably, and healing at the personal level.

Sustainability studies: &
B.S. Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, Dept. of Textiles and Fiber Science.

Contact: lucillechi (at)

Blog Action Day :: Shop to Stop Poverty

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