The Andean Collection is green all around--it's a fair trade, eco-fashion, ethical, and sustainable line of jewelry from Ecuador. The creation of these jewelry pieces not only reduces poverty in rural communities of Ecuador and protects the rainforest from destruction, but they also boldly raise the standards for fashion that is good for the planet and still stunningly chic. With every purchase, you provide living wages to female artisans in Ecuador, and the pieces are fabulous!
Acai Necklace $55
If you're in need of a new pair of glasses, or if you just want to buy a chic, non-prescription pair, you should see none other than Warby Parker. Not only do you get a pair of stylish glasses for under $100 (most prescription glasses cost nearly $300), but for every pair sold, one pair is donated to a person in need, which enables you to share the gift of vision with someone who can’t see today and give them the opportunity to read, to work and to live a fuller life.
Heather of Bettulla has been crafting birch bark jewelry, home decor and art for a number of years. She brings an element of femininity to an otherwise masculine material. For her designs, Heather uses fallen birch bark and puts every inch of the falled shed husk to use. The results are stunning.
You might be familiar with TOMS shoes. They're not only essential to fashion interns (or anyone who needs comfortable shoes throughout the day), but for every pair sold, one is donated to a child in need. Why donate shoes? Children in developing countries without shoes often are at risk for soil transmitted diseases which penetrate through the feet and they cannot attend school if its a required part of their uniform. The price of TOMS shoes is a little price to pay to give another child a pair of shoes.