Shopping for a cause

I was born to be an expat wife. Seriously. After yesterday’s legendary long boozy lunch, today I did what I imagined what I would do if I didn’t work. I hosted a charity event. Well, maybe that’s stretching it, but I did something that gives back.

I hosted a House of Diamonds exhibition sale, and gathered my friends to shop for a cause!
House of Diamonds is a fair trade initiative that employs disadvantaged Indonesian woman and empowers them through textile training, providing a fair salary and safe work environment. All proceeds from the sales go directly back into the cost of production and facilitate further programs to help more women in need.

Their quilts are a labor of love, hand sewn and can take up to 30 hours to create! They are beautiful and unique with a modern Batik flare. They don’t have a physical store front and rely on hosts or bazaars to sell their products. It’s a wonderful cause and the product sell themselves.

It felt good to spend money on something that enriches someone else’s life. I try my hardest to be socially and environmentally responsible and local brands like these get me really excited! I would love to hear of more brands like these. Please share in the comments below.


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