Products Purpose: GoodWork(s) & Toms

Giving back can easily be incorporated into your lifestyle by simply substituting items you typically buy for ones that help those in need.  I really enjoy purchasing accessories that give back because I generally wear them often and each time I do, I am reminded to be grateful. Today I am rocking my Good Works and Toms clothing and accessories today.

GoodWork(s) is an accessory brand that incorporates positive messaging and giving back into their products. They have amazingly crafted necklaces and bracelets and 25% of the net proceeds is donated to charity which is awesome. I like to keep my accessories minimalist so the simple yet eye-catching wrap bracelets and dangle chain necklaces work perfectly into my wardrobe.

Purpose products don’t have to be expensive either. I picked up my Toms sweater at my local Target for the price of what I would have paid for any another pullover sweater. It’s simple with the usual knit style, yet has some eye-catching details with its two deep side slits and the Tom’s metal tag on the hemline.  It’s also super comfortable

Do you purchase products that do some good in the community? If so, tell us who we’d love to try out some of their products!


  

Doing Good Can Do You Some Good | The Health Benefits Of Volunteering

 

Volunteering gives you a sense of purpose – You are helping others which provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity.

Doing good, can do you quite a bit of good physically, spiritually, and emotionally. I personally find that when I know I am going to help someone in need I feel more joyful. There are so many benefits to volunteering besides giving back, here are a few..

Volunteering gives you a sense of purpose – You are helping others which provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity.The better you feel about yourself, the more likely you are to have a positive view of your life and future goals.
Volunteering makes you feel useful – You find new meaning and purpose in your life by helping others. It also keeps you mentally stimulated.

Volunteering keeps you physically fit – Doing physical activities such as building homes for Habitat for Humanity, or packing food for a local food bank can take the place of exercising once or twice a week and keep your physique slim and trim.

Volunteering keeps your spirits high –  A key risk factor for depression is social isolation. Volunteering keeps you in regular contact with others and helps you develop a solid support system, which in turn protects you against stress and depression when you’re going through challenging times

What are some other benefits of volunteering you can think of? Tag us in a picture of you volunteering Instagram or Twitter and we will share you doing your part!

Conscious Retailing | Donna Karen

Donna Karen, a name deeply embedded in the history of what we consider classic women’s business apparel is switching the focus of her fashion. Donna Karen recently announced that she would be leaving her position as chief designer of Donna Karan International to pursue her philanthropic passions.

At 66, the designer will fully step into a new entrepreneurial realm that is much less glamorous, yet far more meaningful. The Urban Zen Foundation is Karen’s philanthropic venture that aims to raise awareness and inspire change in issues surrounding health, empowering children and preserving cultures in developing countries.

Urban Zen features a line of artisan goods — including her own creations — that are all inspired by her travels and style philosophies.

For its latest project, the Urban Zen Foundation partnered with Haitian artisan and businesswoman Paula Coles and The New School’s Parsons School of Design to create The DOT Center (Design, Organization and Training). The project helps support the Clinton Global Initiative’s efforts in bringing vocational education to Haiti.

Why conscious retailing? Many entrepreneurs are recognizing the need to put people of profit. Although businesses have been giving back to the community for as long a commerce has existed, there is a trend coming about to do it in a more purposeful scale-able way.

We wish Donna Karen all the luck in the world, and will be watching her work. No need to worry about the Donna Karen brand as we know it changing anytime soon, Donna will still sit on the board in an advi

Products with Purpose | Throw The Perfect Girls Night In Event

Incorporating generosity into your life style can be fun and easy just by substituting your typical brands with a few products with purpose.

It’s the middle of summer and you are completely over the house parties and club scene… A night in with the girls is the ultimate solution! There are some must haves when it comes to throwing the proper girls night in. To get the evening started right you need the right uniform. Proper attire is key when it comes to kicking it with the girls. Keep it comfy and casual with a beautiful  maxi dress. I mean who wants to be restricted when it’s time to do cart wheels?

Arguably, the second most important thing is booze. Any old booze will do, but booze that gives back is even better. Demetrio Tequila is made with 100% blue agave. We are not encouraging you to drink, but if you are going to do it, do it with a charitable spirit and by the bottle. With each purchase a portion goes to  Water for People to help get clean water to those in need around the world.

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So you’re comfortable in your maxi dress, buzzed with your charity booze, what are you girls going to do now? What else but cop a healthy glow! Give you and your girl a kick ass invigorating scrub and pack in some moisture with a product that helps women all across the world, just like you. Rooted Beauty created some awesome spa products that directly enables woman to receive vocational training and recovery counseling to break free from a life of bondage.

So while you are clearing break-outs you are also breaking chains all across the globe. Not only will you feel relaxed after an evening with the girls, but you will proud that you help so many people while have a great time.