It is becoming more and more important to me to make purchases that don't add to the misery of people in the world who are underpaid, overworked and exploited. Scarlet Threads shares in the vision of sustainable production and quality inventory with our super-well crafted and unique merchandise; one reason I'm so proud to be an affiliate. Unfortunately, we don't make everything I need.
When I need something other than aprons, colorful jewelry or children's clothes, I turn to Etsy for unique finds that will support a craftsman or woman. For a recent room remodel I ordered these vintage-y wall sconces to install as bedside lamps in my master bedroom. For less than $80 I got both of them including shipping- a huge savings over all the options at Home Depot and Lowes.
|I love the mason jar look of the glass.|
|I love these earrings that match my wedding set.|
A great way to support the socially conscious market community is through your gift giving; an especially important thing to consider this time of year. Scarlet Threads products make great gifts for many of the people in your life and our weekly feature (where one product each week is discounted) is a great way to begin stocking up on some of your favorites.
|Aprons make perfect hostess gifts. Keep a few in your closet for emergency housewarming presents.|
|I gave a World Vision Gift to my Uncle recently.|
- Shop at thrift stores that support local charities (I recently found a new Senseo Coffee Maker ($170 MSRP) for $6.00! I was running errands before heading home to order this exact same machine online for my husband's birthday- Praise God.)
- Buy your produce at local grower's markets or sign up for a "farm subscription" and support a small, local farmer (who likely treats his land and livestock with way more care than a commercial farm).
- If you can't find the perfect something for someone's birthday give a donation to a great organization (like Scarlet Threads or World Vision) and let the birthday bot or girl know in a hand-written card. I guarantee they'll love it more than some tchotchka you bought out of obligation.
- Recycle!! Once you get in the habit of recycling it's not a big deal at all. We have a tiny house and I still found a space for our recycling "bin" (it's actually a great industrial wire basket).