Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Product Spotlight: Java Super Soft Cotton Scarf-Lime

Seasons change but there are some fashion accessories that never go out of style. Many commonly make the association between scarves and winter weather, but that doesn’t have to be the case. The java super soft cotton scarf is a perfect example of a scarf that can be worn throughout any season.

Why Buy Fair Trade?

While traditional commerce has long been dominated by consumer needs and the incentive to make a buck, Fair Trade stands to create a more holistic system of exchange with far reaching benefits. When you shop legitimate Fair Trade products, you are doing much more than just purchasing a unique handcraft – you are supporting marginalized craftspeople in developing countries in an attempt to bridge the economic gap and create positive change throughout the world.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Spreading Love Beyond Your Personal Relationships

As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, many are coming up with creative ways to show their significant others how special they are. Rightfully so, as love is certainly a cause for celebration – in the romantic sense as well as the neighborly. It’s never a bad time of year to show people that you care.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Java Draping Beaded Necklace - Red

The handmade artisan necklaces that you will find here at Gifts With a Cause are almost as numerous as they are dazzling. When you’re looking for a gift for that special woman, regardless of her sense of style, you can rest assured there is an expertly crafted gem for her right here. That being said, one of our personal favorites is the Indonesia-made Java Draping Beaded Necklace that we are so excited about we’ve dedicated this entire post to it. Read on to learn more about his beautiful accessory!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

How to Make a Wooden Cross

Here at Gifts With a Cause we get inspired by our many artisans that we work with from across the globe. If you too are looking for a new project or a handmade gift you can create yourself, we have a project for you. Worldwide, a wooden cross is something often made and used as a gift to share a feeling of devotion with others. Knowing how to make a wooden cross can be as simple as taking two sticks and joining them together in the middle with some string or twine to form something primitive yet definitely recognizable for what it is. These types of crosses have long been used in funeral practices or to serve as grave markers.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Gifts of Faith

December is perhaps the most celebrated time of year for people of the Christian faith – although Easter is certainly in the running as well. It is also a time when we try to balance the fun and festivities with our moral obligation to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Indeed, in today’s world of commercialized and diluted celebration, it is easy for us to lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas. However, if you are one of the dedicated souls who is celebrating the birth of Christ with similarly-dedicated folks, Gifts With a Cause can help you find presents that will please the recipient and the giver, as well as hard working artisans around the world and, ultimately, God.