Shopping and Helping

While reading Lucky Magazine a few months ago, I think it was May’s issue, but I’m not 100% sure, I spotted this really beautiful necklace and tracked down a way to make it my own. It’s from an organization¬†called Nest.

“Nest is a nonprofit organization that empowers female artists and artisans around the world. Using a unique combination of interest-free microfinance loans, mentoring from established designers, as well as a market in which to sell their crafts, Nest helps its loan recipients create successful small businesses. Nest instills pride of ownership, preserves ancient artistic traditions and successfully moves women from poverty to self-sufficiency”.

How cool is that, support women to do what they are skilled at, and I suspect enjoy doing, and in turn you get a beautiful treasure that was handcrafted, and not mass-produced for a department store. Win-win!

Here it is:

My plan is to bookmark this site and return when it’s time for Christmas gifts and shop with my heart. Women helping other women, the world needs more of that, don’t you agree…

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6 Responses to Shopping and Helping

  1. Anonymous says:

    The buildanest link i snot working… I did find the site. it has two http”s

  2. Natalie says:

    Wow! That’s so beautiful, and the story behind it makes it even better! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh, it is gorgeous and I think it’s brilliant you’re thinking of getting Christmas gifts from there. I’ll have to go take a look for myself!

  4. Shybiker says:

    Absolutely. I always try to make my purchases support good work like this. Thanks for the info.

  5. Jodi says:

    CUTE.. I love colorful stuff like this.. you are so creative!! xoo J

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