We asked women social entrepreneurs to tell us about a gift they make that supports a cause, helps save the earth or raises awareness of an important issue. See the full list in our ‘Gifts With a Mission’ Guide. Today we feature:


Silk Wrap Bracelet

Silk Wrap Bracelet
Product: Silk-dyed wrap bracelets with customizable engraved bronze or silver plates

Price: $28 and up

Website: horsefeathersgifts.com

Mother-and-daughter duo Tammy Asher and Chelsea Farmer of western Kentucky created these bracelets to help inspire women in their day-to-day lives. Bracelets come engraved with messages such as “Refuse to Sink” or “Just Breathe.” With every sale, the company donates $1 to The Arbor Day Foundation, which plants a tree for every dollar, in addition to giving to the ASPCA and The Hands and Feet Project.

Editors’ Comment: The dye comes in deep vibrant hues and looks stunning on any skin color. The company, HorseFeathers, also makes leather cuffs for men.

Find more gifts with a mission in our complete guide, 12 Holiday Gifts That Give Back.[/box_light]


Jewelry Honorable Mentions

We received several strong submissions to our gift guide in the jewelry category. These two pieces were too unique to overlook.

Upcycled Soul Necklace

Former female gang members in Guatemala loop the beads on the Upcycled Soul Necklace from recycled soda bottles. Proceeds from the necklace go toward advances in community development, education, clean water and micro-finance in their community.

Price: $45

Website: therootcollective.com

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Berry Berry Brave Bracelet

The bracelet reads “Brave” in Khmer, the language of Cambodia. Founder Jessica Hendricks conceived of the bracelet as a way to employ disadvantaged Cambodian artisans in a fair-trade environment. The company donates 10% of profits to combat human trafficking.

Price: $38

Website: thebravecollection.com

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Read the stories behind other gifts in our guide:

Designing a Buzzworthy Box

When You Wish Upon a Seed

A Cosmetic Bag Keeps Girls in the Game

A Colorful Apron Ties Sustainability with Fun

An Ancient Fabric with a Modern Mission

Bundling up for a Good Cause

Designing a Huggable Gift for Kids

A Mom Creates an (Almost) Guilt-Free Eggnog

Finding One’s Calling in a Cup of Joe

Arf! A Chocolate Bar That Supports Pet Causes