As most of us are about to dive deep into the potentially treacherous and terrifying black hole that is Christmas shopping, I’ve put together a list of some of my very favorite online shops that donate a portion of their profits to wonderful causes all over the world. These businesses all have super cute items that I love.  Happy shopping!

Beautiful & Beloved: “[their] vision is to make a simple path for you to support individuals freed from slavery who are now empowered to earn a living in a safe, clean and just way.”  I bought this fab Beautiful & Beloved necklace at The Influence Conference:

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fashionABLE:  “The fashionABLE mission is to create sustainable business for Africans so they aren’t dependent upon charity, but instead earn the dignity of a job. We offer opportunity to everyone, with a primary focus on empowering women.”  fashionABLE sells beautiful scarves and leather products (iPad sleeves, wallets, clutches)–all made in Ethiopia!

She Does Justice: I met Megan Burns of She Does Justice at The Influence Conference during the dinner for adoptive mamas.  She started a handmade shop to raise money when her family was fundraising for their adoption, and it was so successful that she’s continued it.  Each month, she donates a portion of the proceeds to a different charity.  The shop has adorable items for both adults and children (oh, the headbands–LOVE!); I bought this top at Influence, and it’s so cozy and soft. (the necklace I’m wearing is by Sassy Lemonade, and the coffee sleeve was made by my friend, Hannah)

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Better Life Bags: Rebecca, the founder of Better Life Bags, is such a sweet girl!  I love the mission behind the company: “My family and I moved on purpose to a low income area of Detroit  in 2010.  Because the unemployment rate here is 20%, we have an awesome opportunity for BLB to give back to the community that we operate out of! We hire women, who otherwise cannot get jobs, to work for BLB.  We rent them a sewing machine and tools while teaching them a skill set that allows them to become a primary or secondary provider in their families.”

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Finally, if you have (or a friend/family member has) a heart for Africa, the shirts Jon and I are selling to raise funds for our adoption have a powerful message.  Shipping is on us!