As many of you know, I am the Editorial Director for To The Market (TTM), an online retailer selling artisan made goods. I thought I'd share with all of you some of my favorite products from the 2016 Spring collection. All of TTM's products and partners support and employ survivors of human-trafficking, conflict, extreme poverty, and disease. The fair wages earned making the accessories and homegoods give the survivors dignity, and the sales from those goods help create economic independence and bring brighter futures for the TTM partners in the developing world. Beautiful, global goods with a social impact = win, win!
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1. The perfect date night clutch! The Congolese Clutch is handmade in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by survivors of the conflict & sexual violence.
2. Comfy PJs for a girl's night in or dress 'em up for weekend casual wear, plus they come in the cutest drawstring bag. The Sudara Soyamma Capri pants are made by survivors of human-trafficking in India.
3. These Smoking flats are great for the office or Saturday morning coffee runs. The Millie Smoking Flat is handmade in Guatemala by vulnerable women & youth. The textiles used to make the shoes are handwoven by indigenous women in the Guatemalan Highlands.
4. You can never go wrong with statement bangles. This Set of Three Maasai Beaded Bracelets is handmade in the Maasai beading tradition in rural Kenya. The sale of these bracelets supports Maasai people in Kenya.
5. A lightweight carry-all perfect for travel. The Sari Bari Carry All Slim is handmade by vulnerable women & sex-trafficking survivors in India.