Ranging from politically-charged initiatives to this season’s fashion trends, women have been bolder than ever in 2018. The #MeToo movement has seen feminism grow and women's voices are getting louder and louder when it comes to equality and empowerment, but there is still so much left to do.
In fact, many women around the world are still fighting for basic rights like education, literacy, and reproductive rights. There’s no denying that confronting this fact can feel overwhelming, and it can be hard to know where to start if you want to help. Though it’s definitely not the only way to provide support, one option is to shop consciously, in a way that benefits women who may be struggling. Thankfully, we’ve just found a website that makes this extremely easy.
By shopping on US retail site Global Goods Partners, you’ll help create sustainable jobs for women throughout the world. Launched in 2005, the site has since partnered with 60 artisan groups in 20 countries to "lift women out of poverty and bring lasting positive change to artisans and their families around the world". As if the handcrafted goods on the site weren’t enticing enough in their own right, knowing the money from sales goes back to helping women may seal the deal.
“Globally, women and children suffer disproportionately from economic, environmental, political, and social hardships”, the website’s FAQ page states. “When women receive the tools to learn a craft, manage their finances, or start and run a business, they gain experience, confidence, practical skills, and economic independence. These skills and experiences enable women to move beyond achieving simple economic improvements to making a real positive impact on the well being of their families and their communities.”
Now that is something that makes us want to shop consciously forever. If you want to treat a woman in your life this festive season, these picks would make great gifts. Even better, the site is offering free shipping to Australia for orders over $100 at the moment. The code is FREESHIP18 at the checkout, valid until December 24th. Keep scrolling, and start mapping out gifts to your loved ones this Christmas.