GRADUATION GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK

Graduates love a great bag filled with fun stuff for college. This adorable BAG by Raven & Lily is very well made and very roomy to fill with lots of great stuff. Raven & Lily currently helps employ marginalized women in India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Cambodia, Pakistan, Guatemala, and the USA at fair trade wages to give them access to safe jobs, sustainable income, health care, education, and a real chance to break the cycle of poverty.

 Aviator SUNGLASSES are always a huge hit by Blue Planet Eyewear. Every time you purchase a pair of glasses from Blue Planet Eyewear, they donate glasses to someone in need. They have a fun collection of sunglasses, check out their website.

These FLIP FLOPS from Feelgoodz are super comfortable and come in FANTASTIC colors. Feelgoodz is partnering in Thailand, Guatemala, Pakistan, and Vietnam to create a sustainable business for local craftsmen.

Game day SCARVES are a fun way to show school spirit by Live FashionAble. They are creating a sustainable business in Africa. Every FashionAble product is named after one of the heroic women that lovingly weave and craft these items. 

Another way for your graduate to show their school spirit is to custom design these awesome bags by Barrington in their school colors. Barrington cares as much about people as they do about their products. They believe work should be more than just a place to earn a living. To learn more about their global social responsibility initiatives, click on the video at Barrington gifts.

With all the rain we are having in Texas, your graduate may need a fresh pair of rain boots from Roma. For every pair of Roma Boots sold, a brand new pair stuffed with educational supplies is donated to a child in need. Roma's ultimate goal is not only to provide aid, but to educate. Ten percent of all sales proceeds go to the Roma For All Foundation to help  impoverished children break out of their cycle of poverty and despair. 

 These water BOTTLES are AWESOME and come in AMAZING COLORS from S'WELL. They are beautifully crafted and keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours. They would look super cute with a monogram on them. At Sealed with a Paw (Etsy) monograms S'WELL water bottles. 

S'Well, is a proud supporter of several organizations that are helping to provided clean water to the world's most vulnerable children. 

 

These adorable BAGS by GAIA are great gifts. GAIA creations are handmade by resettled refugee women in Dallas, TX, using vintage, repurposed, and sustainable materials. It is so fun to add a little extra to these bags: a gift card or a great NECKLACE, like this one from The Giving Keys.  The mission of the Giving Keys is to employ those who are looking to transition out of homelessness.

I'm flipping over these new HORN CUFFS by AKOLA. They are a non-profit and 100% of net proceeds from product sales are returned to development efforts in rural untouched African villages. AKOLA empowers and provides for over 400 women in Uganda. Each hand-crafted piece represents a woman providing for her children through empowering work. 

What a fun gift to send to your graduate once she gets settled into her dorm room. You can have it sent once or every quarter. Each BOX is filled with fun products from Sevenly's favorite socially conscious brands. Everything inside the box reflects their belief that people matter. You will receive at least $150 worth of products from companies that should inspire and uplift you. Sevenly exits to bring funding and awareness to the world's greatest causes. Every item purchased, $7 is given to the designated charity chosen by Sevenly at that time period. 

Happy Shopping and give the gift that gives back!