The Hunger Site is an amazing web site that has partnered with Mercy Corps and Feeding America to help end world hunger. These organizations also provide disaster relief in poverty/war/disaster stricken areas of the world.
Anyway, there is a store on the web site that sells products made by artisans from more than 80 countries around the world. These are fair trade items, and for every item purchased, varying numbers of cups of food are donated to these hunger organizations.
A very, very cool thing. And they have some really great products at incredible prices.
Here are some of my favorites!
left: "Fearlessness" Sanskrit necklace, $21.95/ 50 cups of food donated
right: Zulugrass Necklaces, $34/50 cups of food donated; these are created from sustainable resources and give economic opportunity to women in the Maasai region of Africa.
left: Tibetan Freedom Bracelet, $2.95/25 cups of food donated; these bracelets are hand made by Tibetan nuns who have sought refuge in India. The proceeds from this bracelet go to the Tibetan Nuns Project, providing humanitarian aid to the over 600 Tibetan refugee nuns living in India.
right:"Evil Eye" bracelet, $16.95/ 25 cups of food donated; in Turkish lore the Evil Eye protects the wearer from harm. Fair traded from Turkey.
left: Bone Button Necklace, $10.95/ 25 cups of food donated; this necklace is made from the bones of camels that have died naturally.
right: Moroccan Palm Tote/Beach Bag, $12.95/ 25 cups of food donated;