choosing to buy.

Honestly, I’d never given much thought to where I bought things or the line of what it took to get it into to my hands and who benefited from my purchases and who didn’t.  I just wanted to get what I wanted to get and that was as far as it went.

Recently I’ve been convicted about where and how I purchase things– gifts in particular.  I’ve come to realize that purchases I make can make a difference.  Maybe not anything big, but I would much rather support a family business, a charity, women in other countries who are working hard, than a corporation.  Does that mean I’ve left my Target love behind?  No.  But it does mean I’m thinking extra hard about each and every gift I’m giving and where it is that I get this gift from.

These are just a FEW of so so many options to be a good steward with our spending.  So if you’re a family member of mine, don’t look any further because you’re likely getting a Christmas gift from one of the sources below.

fashionABLE

Scarves.  Beautiful.  Warm.  Life-giving.  FashionABLE states: “Your purchase of a FashionABLE scarf  creates sustainable business for women in Africa”.

Raven + Lily

Jewelry.  Accessories.  Paper products.  Clothing.  It’s all beautiful!  I am such a huge fan of this company and have already made several purchases.  In their words:  “Raven + Lily is a socially responsible brand dedicated to empowering women through design partnerships and sustainable economic opportunities.

Toms

Shoes.  Toms has given over 2,000,000 pairs of new shoes to children around the world who need them.  Buy a pair of Toms, they give a pair to a child in need.  Awesome.
I would encourage you to check out these great businesses and please share with me more!  I’m always looking for better places to support!

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