“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” —Aesop
In hopes of talking less and doing more when it comes to helping others, I’ve started a series I’m calling Good Samaritan Saturday. On Saturday mornings, I’ll post a little something you can do to start your weekend out with positive vibes by helping to lift someone else up…
I’m continuing my mini series-within-a-series this week with a gift guide featuring GREENOLA STYLE. It’s another fantastic, socially conscious company that is perfect for some holiday shopping—and make sure you read to the bottom because they’re offering Cuddles and Chaos readers a sweet discount!
clockwise from top left: Aguayo Bronze Cuff // Anna Glittens Black + Cream // Bernadette Necklace Seafoam // Julia Headband Black + Cream // Elena Necklace Burgundy/Black // Anna Hat Cream + Gray // Elizabeth Rings // Ariana Scarf Black + Cream
I don’t know about you, but I would want one of everything before learning anything more about their company. But then I poked around their website and learned a little more about them…
GREENOLA STYLE is an ethical handmade accessories brand based in Chicago that empowers artisans globally through Fair Trade employment. They pride themselves on using fashion to create a positive change in the world by helping artisans in Bolivia and Kenya get ahead through design and innovation, using a holistic empowerment model that gives them access to healthcare, design education, business training, and more.
I love that they have a page dedicated to their makers, where you can read some of their stories. You can learn about Beatriz, who is able to work from home making a living and taking care of her children while her husband is away for long stretches of time for his work as a quinoa farmer. Or about Martha, who had a tumor removed from her uterus by Solidarity Bridge, an organization GREENOLA STYLE donates part of their profits to and which allows their Bolivian artisans access to quality healthcare.
The more I read about this company, the more I love them. And to give you a little extra reason to love them, GREENOLA STYLE is offering you 25% off with code CUDDLES.
Just one question: can I rationalize buying myself a gift right now (like maybe this necklace), or do I need to give it to someone else? 😉
Shout out to Anni Metz, founder of Ethica Collective, for working with me on this and introducing me to this fabulous brand!