Fashion Meets Philanthropy

As socially responsible giving grows in popularity, many people find themselves wondering which products actually impact society or where they can find them.

The 2015 World Vision Gift Catalog contains more than 250 poverty-fighting gifts, ranging in price from $16 to $39,000, that improve the quality of life for struggling children and families in the U.S. and around the world. This holiday season, encourage your friends and family to give help where help is needed most, and receive beautiful handcrafted accessories for yourself or to give as Christmas gifts!

Handcrafted accessories include:


Royal Silk Scarf 
– This gorgeous silk scarf adds color to the holidays and supports the needs of children and families worldwide. The luxurious silk is woven by Vietnam’s Ma Chau villagers, who receive sustainable income through their craft. $95


Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace – This beautiful, draped beaded necklace is handmade by Balinese artisans in a project that helps children in Bali receive an education. $85

Mango Wood Beaded Bracelet – Created by a community on the island of Java, these unique bracelets provide a sustainable income to help feed and care for their children – honor the special woman in your life with this gorgeous bracelet. $40

Silver Vines Cuff – Women and girls will love wearing this elegant adjustable silver cuff bracelet designed by artisans in Old Delhi, India. Each bracelet supports their families through fair trade practices. $85

African Soapstone Box – The hand-carved African Soapstone Box is a perfect place to store necklaces, rings and other trinkets. This ornate handmade gift is etched by talented artisans in Kenya who are using this sustainable resource to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. $85

My review: I had the opportunity to review the Royal Silk Scarf, and it is absolutely gorgeous. The colors are so vivid and the soft silk is deeply pigmented, the pattern is also so detailed  This is the perfect statement accessory for fall and winter – move over statement necklace! My only concern is that because the fabric is real silk, it is delicate and may catch on zippers and ring prongs, so try to keep that in mind while handling it.

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The money raised from the purchase of these hand-crafted gifts goes to the Where Most Needed fund, which supports a variety of World Vision’s programs around the world. Since 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has grown in popularity as a gift-giving alternative. Last year alone, more than 822,000 people were helped through funds generated by the Catalog.

To order from World Vision’s Gift Catalog, call 855-WV-GIFTS855-WV-GIFTS FREE or visit

I hope you consider purchasing one of these beautiful handmade gifts to give away this holiday season and help out a family in need 🙂

 

Katie Pierce

About Katie Pierce

My name is Katie and I graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012 with a B.G.S. in the History of Art, and a minor in Applied Behavioral Science. Currently I am working as a substitute teacher from grades preK to 12th grade. This job is fun, but my favorite job is being a wife to my husband, Stephen, who is a Paramedic. On our days off we like to go on runs with our beautiful American Eskimo, cook together, venture off to local breweries, and personalize our new home. -Not all in one day though ;) You can visit my blog at http://www.diylifeaftercollege.com for some diy tutorials and recipes.

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