Shop Fair Trade and Eco Friendly with five ACCESSORIES

by on Sunday, September 26th, 2010

I only just found out about a really great site called five ACCESSORIES. They were so nice, they sent us two of their items. And now they’re also offering a discount for readers.

Bamboo 1/2 Moon Jewel Clutch

five ACCESSORIES is an online store that has all-natural eco-friendly bags, eco-friendly jewelry and eco-friendly accessories from five different countries, whose profits all go back to help these countries. The five countries are: Bali, Hondouras, Cambodia, India and in-need areas of The US.

five ACCESSORIES supports grassroots efforts around the globe to aid under-privileged children by donating FIVE DOLLARS of every handbag sold and 15 percent of all other sales to each artisan’s local cause.

The company began while Christine Hutchison and her husband, Wells, were on their honeymoon in Bali. While there, they met a Balinese tour guide who told them how much difference five dollars a month can make to a family in Bali. While admiring the beautiful handbags and jewelry made by local artisans, the couple had the idea to start five, a company that embodies both their entrepreneurial and philanthropic zeal. The mission of the company is to create income generating programs for individuals in need, donate a large portion of it’s sales to worthy charitable causes and foster the use of sustainable material in fashion.

If you want to purchase fair trade jewelry online (fair trade bags and purses, too), five ACCESSORIES is a great place. Shop for a good cause! And they let you shop eco-friendly, everything is all natural.

Bamboo 1/2 Moon Flower

What is Fair Trade? “Fair Trade is an organized social movement and market-based approach that aims to help producers in developing countries obtain better trading conditions and promote sustainability.” Wiki

How to shop Fair Trade: Find great shops like five ACCESSORIES.

We received the Bangles and the Oversized Wooden Cuff from the Bali Collection.  Each is gorgeous, but I’m disappointed that The Bangles are so small in size, these won’t fit over an adult wrist – just a child’s. The Cuff works great though, and it’s so exotic and fun.

Ignore the scratchy table (I was playing with mineral makeup for an upcoming post!) and the glare. There are two bangles, stacked on each other.

I call this shop the eco friendly H&M because everything is so affordable. Each bracelet is just $10.00. This is based on the fact that $5 can make a big difference in the life of someone in India, for instance.

The reader discount code is 5FALL25 for 25% off all orders over $25 good through October 31st, 2010.

Do some eco friendly online shopping today.

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