Holiday Cheer & Local GearDecember 2, 2013 4:27 PM
We've partnered with Shop Local Raleigh and Redress Raleigh to present the first-ever "Holiday Cheer and Local Gear" on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd from 5:30-8:00pm. This event is a fun and easy way for you to get your holiday shopping done and support sustainable, local and fair trade businesses! We'll also be pouring some local brews provided by the awesome folks at Trophy Brewing.
5% of all proceeds will go back to YMCA's "We Build People" campaign which supports mentorship, tutoring, a full summer of camp and Swim for Life for at risk youth.
Read more about the products you'll find at tomorrow's event:
Symbology: Symbology has the perfect gifts for those interested in socially responsible fashion! The ethical fashion label makes beautiful scarves, clutches, blouses, and more. Their collections are both fashion-forward and fair trade, created by women artisans in India. The team at Symbology “envisions fashion as a platform to empower the poor, preserve traditional arts and connect women worldwide.”
Clique Publique: Clique Publique is a newly launched bag brand, designed and handcrafted right here in North Carolina. Their structured canvas and leather clutches and totes feature colorful prints that are sure to make a statement and are definitely a great gift for anyone
Frill: Frill is a Raleigh-based clothing line that features custom-made pieces at affordable prices. Not only are their clothes unique and beautiful, but a portion of every sale goes to charity!
Oscar Williams Cotton Candy: Want to satisfy your sweet tooth this holiday season? Oscar Williams gourmet cotton candy is certified Organic and Kosher and is made with all natural flavors, cane sugar, and natural colors. Many of their ingredients are sourced locally and a portion of all goes to help educate and stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in our community (PASTD.ORG)
Sanitation Creations: Sanitation Creations’ product, called the Dungaroo, is a waterless, odorless toilet made of mostly plastic materials that uses specially lined bags to treat and store the waste. Their ultimate goal is to help bring toilet options to the 2.5 billion people around the world who lack access to adequate sanitation. Since tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, consider donating to their IndieGoGo campaign to help advance their goals!
RESQD: RESQD is a design company founded by NC State student Owen Jordan. Their products feature artwork from orphaned children in Kenya and Indonesia, and 25% of all profits go to Loving Orphans Global to build schools and orphanages.
Chew Monster: Need a gift for your four-legged friends this holiday season? Chew Monster is a local company that makes sustainable, preservative-free dog treats with spent Whole Grains from beer brewed at Triangle Brewing Co., and NC farm-fresh ingredients. Their treats are wholesome and alcohol-free, baked fresh weekly.
Yumi Okita: Are you looking for a unique and artistic gift? Local designer Yumi Okita creates handmade products out of textiles, including silk kimono clutches and intricate fabric sculptures.
Raleigh City Farm: Raleigh City Farm’s mission is to transform unexpected downtown spaces into beautiful and nourishing farmland. We will engage city dwellers in the process of growing food, sparking imaginations about agriculture in the city. These highly-visible spaces will be an educational tool to demonstrate responsible, intensive growing techniques as we move toward a restorative, community-based food system.
ABAN Against Neglect: ABAN is a non-profit dedicated to empowering young mothers in Ghana by selling unique, handmade products from recycle plastic in the streets of Accra. Their beautiful gifts include wine bags, clutches, totes, wallets, and more.
Green City Bottles: Green City Bottles is an eco-conscious company that focuses on the practice of upcycling - the process of converting waste materials into new products of better quality or a higher environmental value. Green City Bottles works with local bars & restaurants within the community by reclaiming beer, liquor, and wine bottles. In turn, the bottles are converted into tumblers, juice glasses, vases, bowls, Lamps and candles.
Darling and Dear: Darling & Dear crafts handmade greeting cards and prints. They create hand carved stamps, and each card is printed by hand and each message is hand written. Their products are made using 100% recycled paper and biodegradable packaging. Darling & Dear cards are completely handmade from start to finish, with a small ecological footprint.