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Shakira Shakira
February 19, 2007, 1:07 pm
Filed under: Charity, Design, News, People, Products

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She sings, she shakes her hips (like none other) and now she’s raising money for charity. Yes,… Shakira,.. the first lady of Colombia has teamed up with the Hard Rock T-shirt program to give back to her homeland.

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The t-shirt features a vivid pink guitar, bearing a set of angel wings on the base that form into a glowing pink heart, with the neck of the guitar wrapped in flowers. The design, created by Shakira, is set on a black T-shirt, and for the first time, is available exclusively in a ladies junior baby-doll size.

Partial proceeds from the sale of the shirts benefit Fundación Pies Descalzos. The foundation is devoted to finding and providing opportunities for children who are victims of the violence in Colombia.

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Via > Celebrity Gossip



Heart
February 17, 2007, 4:08 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Companies, Design, Non-profit, Products

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OK,.. So Valentines day came and went (anyone buy a sheep for their girl? :) Anyway,.. here is one last item that we wanted to show you guys that will make a great gift for the loved one in your life. **Remember you don’t have to wait until next Valentines day to buy your girl a gift**

“The diamond necklace shown here isn’t just a heart, it’s a heart with a heart. The necklace is part of Petra’s Infinite Heart Collection from Fortunoff. Model and tsunami-survivor Petra Nemcova worked with the jewelry design team to create the collection. The Infinite Heart charm was inspired by the logo for Petra’s Happy Hearts Fund and is available in a bunch of styles ranging from a sterling silver piece that sells for $95 to the diamond and white gold necklace above which sells for $675. A portion of proceeds from each piece will benefit the charity, which provides aid to children who have suffered loss or hardship as a result of natural, economic or health related disasters. The collection will be available at Fortunoff starting February.”

With a gift like this you can touch more than just one heart,… (awwwww,.. sorry I had to : ) Serisously though,.. this is a great gift and a great cause. Go learn more today!

 Via > Luxist



Oxfam America Unwrapped
February 12, 2007, 4:00 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Charity, Companies, Products

Want to really be original this Valentines day and not buy your girl the typical gifts? Like: flowers, candles, lipsticks, etc (not that there’s anything wrong with that :) Then go check out Oxfam America’s Unwrapped store for some great gift ideas. Here is three we think will make this Valentines day an unforgettable one. >

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Birds do it; bees do it… Now you can, too! Fall in love with something that is every bit as sweet as your beloved. Your gift will help small-scale, rural farmers sell their Fair Trade honey. With your support, these farmers will learn how to make a decent living from the products they produce — honey, as well as coffee, grains, and cheese. What could be sweeter? $18

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Branch out and plant 50 trees. Trees produce not only life-sustaining crops like avocados and bananas, but they also provide much-needed shade for coffee and other staple plants, and prevent erosion–which means that these trees are a key to economic growth and a greener world.  $30

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No need to feel sheepish about this gift! Raising these fleecy critters allows women to create their own income. What’s more, the sheep’s wool is used to make local textiles. When you give this gift, you know it’s helping others, so there’s no need to count sheep — you’re sure to sleep well! $45

For better or worse these gifts will defintely be remembered by your Valentine. Let’s just hope it’s for the better : )



Botanical Lipstick
February 12, 2007, 3:26 pm
Filed under: Companies, Design, Products

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Check out this Botanical Lipstick called – PlantLove from CARGO. If you buy this for your girl on Valentines (or any other day!) get ready to pucker up : ) This isn’t your typical Lipstick,.. or packaging. Check it out >

“A lipstick tube made entirely out of corn – a renewable and abundant resource. This environmentally-friendly innovation also emits less greenhouse gases, which many scientists believe to be the major cause of global warming. The outer carton is made of flower paper embedded with real flower seeds. Simply moisten, plant, and wait for a bouquet of wild flowers to grow!”

And don’t forget to mention to your Valentine that CARGO is donating two dollars from the sale of every shade to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Available at Sephora.



Candles
February 7, 2007, 5:54 pm
Filed under: Companies, Non-profit, Products

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Candles light up the room,.. set the mood and smell really good. But with so many to choose from it’s almost overwhelming,.. until now! Check out these candles from Nirvana Candles.  With names like: Eternal Love, Wisdom, Passion & Purity you know this is not your typical candle company. The candles are made from renewable, biodegradable and vegetable based wax (easier on your lungs and the earth : ) Not to mention scent descriptions that make you want to eat the candles! (do not eat candles;)

Nirvana is also the winner of a Sustainable Quality Award* for its socially and environmentally proactive business practices. Reusing 100% of their leftover scrap wax, using environmentally-friendly packaging materials and their support of local and national charities.  These candles definitely deserve a light!

Via > This Is Next



Flowers
February 7, 2007, 12:06 pm
Filed under: Companies, Non-profit, Products

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Flowers are a classic gift for Valentines day and a very safe bet,.. you definitely can’t go wrong roses! Especially if you buy them from organic bouquet >

“Organic Bouquet is a very socially responsible company that promotes environmentally safe products and donates a portion of its proceeds to charity.” And not only are their roses “beautiful and pesticide-free,”  says breastcancerfund – “their proceeds also help to benefit breast cancer research.”

Beautiful flowers + pesticide free + proceeds to benefit charity = One very happy lady : )

At least as long as the flowers last : )

Via > ThisNext



Valentines Day
February 6, 2007, 2:35 pm
Filed under: News

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If you want to show your woman how much you love her you shouldn’t wait until valentines day to do it!

It’s a made up holiday!!

Anyway,… if your girl is still expecting something next week,.. and you’re not sure what to get her,.. don’t sweat it. For the next few days we’ll be sharing some gifts we spotted that will be sure to melt her conscience little heart ; ) Hope you enjoy them!

PS- Everyday is an opportunity to say I LOVE YOU! Be original and do it another day,.. surprise her,.. it will definitely be worth more points!