We’re a little less than a year away from our wedding day and I wanted to do something special for my bridesmaids & ask them to be part of my special day. Since my bridal party is spread out between six different states, I put together some fun, socially responsible bridesmaid ask boxes that I mailed out to some of my favorite ladies. Check out the goodies I included!
Kind Karma: Bridesmaid Bracelets
Kind Karma is a meaningful, minimalist jewelry line empowering at-risk and transitioning homeless youth in Toronto. Through their employment program, Kind Karma encourages the youth to set goals and find inspiration in creativity. Recently, Kind Karma expanded into the wedding space with their jewelry creations and I’m loving it. Their beautiful pieces are paired with a creative bridesmaid ask rhyme allowing the bridal party to have a special accessory to wear on the big day. My bridesmaids received the Mother of Pearl bracelet with a card saying, “Will you wear this bracelet and stay by my side. As I go through this journey of becoming a new bride?” I can’t wait for my bridesmaids to wear these beautiful bracelets and know that they’re empowering youth.
The Tote Project: Pouches Empowering Women
The Tote Project celebrates freedom with pouches and tote bags that are ethically made by women who have escaped the sex trade in West Bengal, India. Each product is designed with an encouraging phrase such as Free to Grow, Free to Dream, Free to Learn, to inspire women to celebrate their freedoms. These meaningful products are made in a fair trade certified factory encouraging the women to support themselves with a livable wage. The Tote Project products are made with sustainable materials such as organic cotton, recycled sari, and eco-friendly water based inks,
On top of all that goodness, The Tote Project donates 10% of their gross profits to Two Wings, a non-profit which mentors at risk youth and survivors of sex trafficking. Two Wings helps these individuals identify their goals and dreams, creating a plan of action after survivors are rescued. To further the educational aspect of these products, each tote (or pouch) comes with an informational card encouraging consumers to learn about the signs of human trafficking and how to take action. I love that these beautiful goods empower women and educate others! I thought these would be great for my bridesmaids to carry their make up or essentials in!
Theo Chocolate: Organic Fair Trade Goodness
Curtsey of Give a Damn Goods, Theo chocolate is one of my personal favorites. They’re local to Seattle and I’ve toured their factory twice! Theo is a fair trade, organic bean to bar chocolate company which means they are able to ensure ethics in their complete supply chain of the chocolate bar starting from the very cocoa bean. This ensures cocoa farmers are paid fairly and treated with respect.
Save the Date by Botanical Paper Works
I’ll be doing a separate post on our Save the Dates soon! But I’m LOVING THEM! They are made out of seed paper, so our guest can actually plant them and our save the dates will grow wildflowers! Our Save the Dates were done by Botanical Paper Works an eco-friendly stationery company working to move the stationery and paper goods industry in a more sustainable direction.
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