Thursday, December 18, 2008

Holiday Spotlight: Gifts with Double Giving

It's lovely when you know you're giving a gift that won't just sit in a closet or worse, be passed along in the next donation drive. Gifts that have meaning ordinarily also have function.

Then there are the gifts that not only are beautiful, meaningful, and functional, but also give back to causes you and your loved ones believe in. At Fashion Ethic, we strive to stock the shop with several choices of gifts and garb you can really feel good about. Here are just a few:

SPUN Organics A line of affordable and accessible 100% Certified Organic clothing for women. Each piece is a basic wardrobe necessity, but done with a little panache. The Wrap Dress and Cowl Neck Dress both feature 3/4 sleeves and skim the body. The Deep V-Tee, Scoop Neck, Rib Tank, and Boat Neck Top are layering essentials, while the Cowl Neck Top and Cardigan from SPUN both have flattering, long silhouettes. Not only is this line designed and manufactured with US fair labor, but the company also gives back through 1% For the Planet.

Sustainable Kids This is a fantastic line not only devoted to keeping the earth green and safe from pesticides, but also attempting to making that very world a better place. Sustainable Kids clothing is made with organic or sustainable fabrics and uses low-impact dyes, but the story doesn't end there. The company has partnered with the Hands and Feet Project, with $1.50 of each purchase supporting orphanges in Haiti. Not only that, but each item sold comes with a small postage-paid box so that the child receiving the garment can send a small toy, book, or toiletry item to the kids in need at the orphanages. Teaching the children of tomorrow to value their planet and fellow people - how cool is that?

Kee-Ka Organics We've been talking a lot about Kee-Ka as of late. This company makes adorable baby and toddler clothes and accessories using organic cotton and low-impact dyes AND gives product and other donations to St. Jude's and other Children's Hopitals in the process.

SIGG Everyone on your list deserves safe drinking water. SIGG is the leading PBA-free water bottle on the market and has become a hot commodity ever since Julia Roberts proclaimed "Everyone needs a SIGG" Oprah's 'Favorite Green Things' show. Fashion Ethic stocks the adult-sized sport bottles, kids' sized bottles, and accessories. SIGG is another member of 1% For the Planet, giving 1% of sales back to this organization that funds environmental causes.

SHOP the SPUN line of Organic Clothing HERE


SHOP for SIGG and accessories HERE

LEARN more about 1% For the Planet HERE

LEARN more about the Hands and Feet Project HERE

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