A chill is in the air, and the holidays are upon us! According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend an average of $1,007 on gifts during the 2018 holiday season. That is a significant amount of money implying that, as consumers, we have 1,007 opportunities to choose who will profit from the dollars we work hard every day to earn.
I have a proposition for you: what if this holiday season, you could use your dollars not only to make someone in your lives feel loved and special, but also to alleviate poverty, empower women, and restore dignity across the globe?
As the owner of Clean Slate Goods, I am constantly searching for beautiful, quality goods that are hand-crafted by artisans who are being given opportunity for fair wages and a life of dignity that they otherwise may not have. I work with companies that not only provide job opportunities for marginalized people across our world, but in many cases also offer training, education, childcare, and other forms of assistance with the aim of cultivating sustainable change in communities where change is deeply needed.
On this website and at my retail shop in Kennett Square, PA, you’ll find handbags, jewelry, journals, pillows, blankets, baskets, candles, soaps, kitchenware, children’s toys, and more. So when you’re thinking about how to spend those $1,007, here are some ideas to keep in mind, and I graciously invite you to visit my shop in Kennett for more carefully crafted gifts:
1. JOYN Kamala Leather Tote with Clutch made in India - $178.
2. Eleventh Candle Co. Soy Candles made in Ohio, USA - $6.50-$18.
3. Serrv Nativity Set made in Indonesia - $75.
5. Good Paper Holiday Greeting Card made in the Philippines - $6.
6. Starfish Project Betsy Necklace made in Asia - $55.
7. Mission Lazarus Lenca Mug made in Tennessee, USA - $30.
8. Acacia Creations Star Lantern made in India - $17.
Wishing you a peaceful and abundant holiday season!
All the best,
*Special thanks to Ruthie from JiriCreative for her collaboration on this post.