In honor of Brighter Together Month, November’s must-haves are full of amazing ways you can shop with a purpose! Beyond making gorgeous gifts for the holiday season, each item on this list has a deeper mission, providing support to women in the form of fair wages, on-the-job training and countless other invaluable skills. As we’ve seen with The Brighter Together Foundation, when you empower women, you empower their communities. These are just a few things to get you started!
A fair trade and handmade holiday table centerpiece.
Filled with warm bread or fresh fruit, these intricate handcrafted harvest baskets are the perfect accent for any holiday meal. The women who handcraft these baskets set out together across their native Guatamala, harvesting pine needles and stitching them together with raffia and native grasses. The Women’s Peace Collection, which sells the baskets, works to make sure the women artisans continue to earn a fair wage, allowing them to support their families and communities.
Your fresh-faced must-haves.
A perfect introduction to makeup for those who love to wear less, or a great way to add our time-tested favorites to your kit, the Simply Pretty Collection includes everything you need for simple, everyday makeup application. This collection includes your choice of one Perfect Foundation, one Perfect Blush, Bronzer or Perfect Translucent Powder, and one Perfect Lipstick, plus a Perfect Mascara or Waterproof Mascara. When you purchase this collection, you’ll save $8 and LimeLife will donate $8 to The Brighter Together Foundation.
A statement-making piece, in more ways than one.
This one-of-a-kind handmade cuff combines the expertise of artisans in Kandahar, Afghanistan and Bogota, Colombia. It’s created by the incredible women of Kandahar Treasure, the first for-profit enterprise founded and run by women in Afghanistan. The company employs 400 women who practice the art of Khamak embroidery, found in the stunning pattern on this cuff. Kandahar Treasure gives these artisans the opportunity to earn a living wage, as well as study literacy, healthcare and financial management.
All of your favorite shades in one collection.
Take your everyday makeup to the next level with the Everyday Amazing Collection, which includes everything you need to create a flawless base and have some fun with color. Choose one Perfect Foundation, one Complete Concealer, one Perfect Blush, Bronzer or Pressed Powder, one Perfect Eyeshadow, a Perfect Eyeliner Pen, Perfect Mascara or Waterproof Mascara, and Perfect Lip Gloss, Perfect Lipstick and Enduring Lip Liner in your favorite shades. When you purchase this collection, you will save $12 and LimeLife will donate $12 to The Brighter Together Foundation.
Comfort food that makes an impact.
Perfect to have in your pantry or tuck into a gift basket, the soups, chilis and baking mixes from Women’s Bean Project all help chronically unemployed women learn marketable skills, find their purpose and break the cycle of poverty. The women in the program all receive wrap-around support, which includes on-the-job training in food manufacturing, life skills education and case management. The goal of the Women’s Bean Project is for all of its graduates to move into an entry-level job that helps stabilize her and her family’s life.
For even more inspiration about shopping with a purpose, learn more about the Brighter Together Foundation and our Brighter Together Collections. Let us know who on your list would love a gift that gives back!