#GivingTuesday Gift Guide
In the spirit of #GivingTuesday, the official kickoff to the charitable season, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Home for the Holidays partners that craft beautiful goods that give back. From handwoven baskets that support marginalized producers in rural Africa, to knits that empower poverty-stricken women, there’s a do-good good for everyone!
WHO: Krochet Kids
IMPACT:Based out of Costa Mesa, California, founders Kohl Crecelius, Stewart Ramsey, and Travis Hartanov turned a passion for crocheted skiwear into a non-profit social capitalism brand. Each knit item goes towards creating a sustainable cycle of employment and empowerment for women in Uganda and Peru.
OUR PICK: Designed to look hip and feel cozy, the Odin hat’s chick cable-style knit of wool and alpaca is a refined yet rugged favorite.
IMPACT: Inspired to create a business model that bridges commerce and economic development, brothers Raan and Shea Parton founded Apolis, (meaning “global citizen”) the lifestyle brand in 2004, providing makers from around the world equal access to the global marketplace.
OUR PICK: Handmade in Portugal, the Transit Issue Quilted CPO Jacket is an updated take on the classic silhouette, featuring a water-resistant shell and several pockets for travel essentials.
WHO: Future Glory
IMPACT: Every bag is designed and manufactured in San Francisco in conjunction with an apprenticeship program geared towards training women, and a portion of every purchase is donated to local organizations dedicated to restoring the lives of women.
OUR PICK: The Sienna Collection features art deco silhouettes, fringe, and the brand’s signature ring handles. Crafted of rich latigo leather laced with suede for equal parts structure and softness, the past has never looked so modern!
IMPACT: The San Francisco-based brand’s revolutionary jewelry supply chain increases income 5X for marginalized artisans in the developing world.
OUR PICK: The Double Dash Choker is a structured piece that adds just the right amount of glam to any outfit, and the rounded ends provide a defined finish in the open front to create an easy slip-on style.
WHO: Nirvanna Designs
IMPACT: With products that incorporate centuries old techniques to perpetuate the crafts of the Himalayan people, every item purchased helps to employ the craftspeople of Nepal.
OUR PICK: Crafted of wool with fleece lining, the woven animal hats give kids the courage and flair to brave the winter cold.
WHO: Out of Print
IMPACT: Dedicated to celebrating our favorite stories while promoting literacy in underserved communities, the brand sends one book to a community in need with the purchase of any one item.
OUT PICK: Encourage your little ones to embrace the world of Eric Carle with this soft, heather grey Baby Brown bear onesie.
WHO: All Across Africa
IMPACT: The brand’s home decor accessories are 100% fair trade. Each purchase provides jobs, empowerment, and restores dignity to marginalized producers in rural Africa.
OUR PICK: Craftswomen in Rwanda use timeless tradition to weave carefully dyed sisal fibers and sweet grass to make stunning one-of-a-kind baskets rich in cultural meaning and purpose.
WHO: Rose and Fitzgerald
IMPACT: Based in Uganda, founders Courtney and Laren Poole work with and support East African artisans in carpentry, hand chiseling, carving, sculpting, and casting and metal working.
OUR PICK: The light, slender form and unique curvature of the minimalist Mugavu Wine Holder makes it the perfect way to display your favorite vintage bottle. Hand carved on a lathe, it undergoes a long sanding process and is then sealed with wood lacquer, lending it a smooth and seamless finish.