Comments on: Gift Guide #4: Doing Good http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/gift-guide-4-doing-good/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:23:53 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Web Coolness: holiday gifts galore, Hanukkah tunes, and free Christmas printables | Cool Mom Picks http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/gift-guide-4-doing-good/comment-page-1/#comment-799912 Web Coolness: holiday gifts galore, Hanukkah tunes, and free Christmas printables | Cool Mom Picks Sat, 30 Nov 2013 23:59:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27061#comment-799912 [...] We love gifts that give back, especially when they are so smartly curated on blogs like Righteous Bacon, and Design Mom. [...]

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By: Caren http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/gift-guide-4-doing-good/comment-page-1/#comment-415094 Caren Fri, 30 Nov 2012 04:23:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27061#comment-415094 I’d love to add our direct trade non-profit, Hill Country Hill Tribers. We work with refugees who have escaped persecution from Burma and are creating new lives here in Austin, TX. Every item is hand made and helps them hold on to their traditional craftsmanship. Thanks for highlighting other gifts that give back. Love the call for people to celebrate the true spirit of the season.

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By: Heather HS http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/gift-guide-4-doing-good/comment-page-1/#comment-414888 Heather HS Thu, 29 Nov 2012 20:36:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27061#comment-414888 Here’s one for the person who doesn’t need/want “stuff”… food! http://www.donatefruit.com/
The send fresh fruit to your gift recipient, and for every pound of fruit that is given, they match it with a equal amount of fruit for a food pantry! Tasty and a double gift. :)

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By: liz bohannon http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/gift-guide-4-doing-good/comment-page-1/#comment-414808 liz bohannon Thu, 29 Nov 2012 19:08:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27061#comment-414808 EEEEKK! You must be a friend of Alexandra! I miss her SO MUCH already. What a brillant beautiful soul. We were so lucky to have her as part of the Sseko team this past year!

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By: liz bohannon http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/gift-guide-4-doing-good/comment-page-1/#comment-414805 liz bohannon Thu, 29 Nov 2012 19:06:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27061#comment-414805 YAY! Love this list, Gabby! Adding Kenana Knitters to my gift list for some little ones in my life. So cute! Have never heard of them before! xo

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By: Robin http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/gift-guide-4-doing-good/comment-page-1/#comment-414581 Robin Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:03:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27061#comment-414581 Thanks for these great ideas, Gabby!

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By: mandi@herbanhomestead http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/gift-guide-4-doing-good/comment-page-1/#comment-414580 mandi@herbanhomestead Wed, 28 Nov 2012 19:53:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27061#comment-414580 So glad to see you doing this post! I do posts like these every year, but I reach a much smaller readership. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if everyone bought just one gift that gives back this year?!?

ps- Sseko sandals are some of my favorites. Every time I wear mine I get compliments too! And it’s so fun to share the story! I also get compliments on my Apparent Project beads and Haitian Creations purses. My challenge to myself sometimes is to wear a completely Fair Trade/ Free Trade outfit!

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By: Giselle http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/gift-guide-4-doing-good/comment-page-1/#comment-414534 Giselle Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:14:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27061#comment-414534 My friend just came back from a 9 month design stint in Uganda with Sseko, she worked with the women there and designed their new line. It’s so lovely and her experience there was amazing. It’s a great company to purchase from.

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By: Sharon @ Discovering Blog http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/gift-guide-4-doing-good/comment-page-1/#comment-414528 Sharon @ Discovering Blog Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:43:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27061#comment-414528 This list is great – I just ordered a makeup bag from Nomi and 2 scarves from FashionABLE scarves. Perfect gifts for one of my friends – she’s going to love them!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/gift-guide-4-doing-good/comment-page-1/#comment-414514 Design Mom Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:08:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27061#comment-414514 Toms! I too, am partial to a herringbone.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/gift-guide-4-doing-good/comment-page-1/#comment-414513 Design Mom Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:07:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27061#comment-414513 Oh and those hand-printed pillow covers — love!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/gift-guide-4-doing-good/comment-page-1/#comment-414512 Design Mom Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:06:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27061#comment-414512 Zimbags are new-to-me, Meghan! The ZimMarket bag with the green elephant has stolen my heart. : )

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By: Jess http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/gift-guide-4-doing-good/comment-page-1/#comment-414504 Jess Wed, 28 Nov 2012 10:39:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27061#comment-414504 I pinned those prints when you first posted about them – just too gorgeous not to share!

Toms shoes (http://www.toms.co.uk/) are always great! Casual, comfy, easy to style, and so. many. choices. They follow the buy-one-give-one model, too (and have recently branched out into specs). There’s lots of interesting info on the website – like I totally thought shoes were necessary for dignity and avoiding sharp things, but hadn’t even thought about soil-borne diseases.

Maybe the geometry ones are my favourites – http://www.toms.co.uk/womens/new-styles/navy-geometry-women-s-vegan-classics

But I’m also partial to a herringbone. Or a multi-coloured knit. Or even the white lace ‘bridal’ range (so dainty!)

Giving Tuesday rocks. I hope it goes worldwide!

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By: Marille http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/gift-guide-4-doing-good/comment-page-1/#comment-414497 Marille Wed, 28 Nov 2012 09:15:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27061#comment-414497 I was going to mention those! They are just the bet things ever.

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By: Deborah G http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/gift-guide-4-doing-good/comment-page-1/#comment-414495 Deborah G Wed, 28 Nov 2012 08:43:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27061#comment-414495 Awesome list! I’m currently volunteering in Kenya with an amazing organization called Heshima Kenya that empowers orphaned and seperated refugee girls.

The girls are completely inspiring and hard working – they manage a scarf-making income-generation project called The Maisha Collective- seriously beautiful, competlely hand-made and super fashionable scarves- they are even more striking in person. Check ‘em out on Etsy! http://www.etsy.com/people/HeshimaKenya

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By: Meghan M http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/gift-guide-4-doing-good/comment-page-1/#comment-414471 Meghan M Wed, 28 Nov 2012 04:23:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27061#comment-414471 Love this! My Sseko sandals are all I wear in the summer. Zimbags (www.zimbags.com) has some pretty bags that empower women (& therefore their children) in Zimbabwe! Thanks for introducing me to Kenana Knitters!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/gift-guide-4-doing-good/comment-page-1/#comment-414441 Design Mom Tue, 27 Nov 2012 23:57:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27061#comment-414441 Oh my goodness. Yes! I’m so glad you reminded me. I wrote about Punjammies just over a year ago: http://www.designmom.com/2011/10/punjammies/

But I had forgotten them! They are truly beautiful. And I’ve been craving some lounge pants. I need to add these to my wishlist.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/gift-guide-4-doing-good/comment-page-1/#comment-414440 Design Mom Tue, 27 Nov 2012 23:55:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27061#comment-414440 Oh. It’s my favorite! (And great minds think alike.)

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/gift-guide-4-doing-good/comment-page-1/#comment-414439 Design Mom Tue, 27 Nov 2012 23:55:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27061#comment-414439 I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the pins, Lori! These are such great products and great causes. Delighted you’re spreading the word!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/11/gift-guide-4-doing-good/comment-page-1/#comment-414438 Design Mom Tue, 27 Nov 2012 23:54:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27061#comment-414438 Yay! I’m so glad. Thanks for letting me know, Lisette.

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