The fashion business can be a frivolous one. Not that we’re complaining because that’s why we love it. Any kind of art and design you can literally wear is a-okay in our book. But we do have to admit feeling that special fuzziness after making a purchase that benefits a great cause. So when we heard about the recently launched website Parcel & Journey, it was a must to investigate.
The good folks over at Parcel & Journey believe it’s their calling to acknowledge artisans and empower their communities by partnering with women’s co-ops in Guatemala, Indonesia, Nepal, Kenya and Haiti. By doing so, they are providing a sustainable business model for these incredibly talented entrepreneurs, making it possible for them to support their homes and families in areas that are, many times, poverty-stricken. So every time you make a purchase, proceeds are invested in things like education and healthcare. Doesn’t giving back via shopping feel great?
Not to mention, the team at Parcel & Journey went down the road less traveled to create a shopping experience that reflects the rich colors, patterns, scents and textures of the artisans’ cultures. Whether you want to shop by the parcel or the journey, you’re bound to find something you love to gift yourself or someone else this season. And to help you decide, we chose five of our favorite pieces below. Look, shop and feel happy.