Archive | November, 2014

Black Friday Favorites

Ready, set, shop!

We’re ringing in the holiday shopping season with a few of our favorites!

P.S. all of these vendors can be found this Saturday at Give with Impact Duluth OR online at www.boughtbeautifully.org!

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Whether you’re looking for bags or belts, when you purchase from Threads of Hope,

you are contributing to the vocational training of women in Peru.

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Clutches from Amahoro Burundi make excellent gifts, but they also give back! Amahoro artisans are given the chance to learn new skills in sewing when you purchase their products and support their ministry!

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These pieces from Haiti’s Jewels are only a few of the amazing styles they have to share! When you purchase your gifts from Haiti’s Jewels, you are supporting the education and training of Haitian artisans and their families!

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When you purchase gifts from Rahab’s Rope, you are aiding in the fight against human trafficking! Handmade jewelry from Rahab’s Rope gives back to the rescue and care of victims of the sex trade in India.

African Soles sandals

Gifting these beautiful sandals connect you to widows and orphans in Uganda. All profits from African Soles go to help refugee women start small businesses so they can support their families.

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Purchasing from Jewels for Schools impacts families in Uganda and Nicaragua with income and education opportunities!

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Contribute to a child’s education in a developing nation when you purchase from Jacob’s Scarves this Christmas.

(Unfortunately, this item is out of stock on our site right now, but it IS available in person at Give with Impact in Duluth this Saturday!)

Cheers to a wonderful Christmas season full of gifts that give back!

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Thanks for Giving

It’s that time of year, and we are BEYOND thankful for the Lord’s faithfulness, the ever-growing Bought Beautifully family, and the impact YOU are making!

Take a look at some of YOUR impacts, and share in our joy as we give thanks!

EDUCATION-COLOR EDUCATION: Through vendors like Jacob’s Scarves, Sole Hope and Haiti’s Jewels, children and women all over the world are receiving education when you purchase a scarf, a necklace, or a pair of shoes on Bought Beautifully.

ORPHAN-COLORORPHANS: When you support Bought Beautifully vendors like African Soles and Jewels for Schools, you are impacting the lives of orphans in Haiti and Uganda.

Screen Shot 2014-11-05 at 1.21.31 PM ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND EMPOWERMENT: Purchasing from Bought Beautifully vendors like Threads of Hope, Haiti’s Jewels, 2nd Story Goods, Amahoro Burundi and Rahab’s Rope changes lives by providing safe, well-paying, life-giving jobs and economic opportunities.

These are just a few of the impacts we are so thankful for. See more of Bought Beautifully’s kingdom impacts here!

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This year, we saw our dreams for the Bought Beautifully market come true. Now, thanks to you, dreams all over the world are also coming true!

Whether you purchase shoes, a bracelet, or a bag  you are changing someone’s life

with the power of your purchase!

Thank you for buying beautifully!

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Live for the Glory of God!

In a culture that is overrun with selfishness, Glorify Apparel is stepping in to say…

“Live for the glory of God!”

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We have been inspired by the designs and clothing that Glorify Apparel is making and wanted to know more details about this unique company.  We chatted with Glorify’s founder, Sarah Garcia, to get the inside scoop! So sit back and read on to learn about her heart and vision for Glorify Apparel!

What inspired you to start Glorify Apparel?

Sarah: I saw such a need for Christian apparel that would tell a story and start conversations about the gospel. We all wear clothes, so what better way than to use that avenue as a way to spread hope and love in this world.

My passion behind ‘giving back’ was to inspire a movement of generosity in our world and culture. Our main purpose is to glorify our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and we believe we can do that most when we’re looking like Him — loving and helping the people around us. (Matt. 5:16, John 13:35).

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What challenges did you face in starting Glorify Apparel?

Sarah: Some of the challenges I faced starting Glorify Apparel was running the business side of it.  I never went to school for business or marketing — in fact, I have my M.A. in counseling!

The Lord has a sense of humor, but it just goes to show that he is completely glorified in all of this because I could never do this on my own strength. All glory to God!

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What is your favorite part of running Glorify?

Sarah: My favorite aspect of running Glorify has to be two things: the designing process for our products, and working with our charity partners. It’s amazing to be in contact with them and see how our donations are making an impact.

Glorify’s donations have made some great impacts! Working with Charity water, we have aided in the effort to bring clean water to developing countries through the construction of water wells in strategic places. With ‘Not For Sale’ our donations help provide survivors and at-risk communities in five countries with safety and stability as well as education and economic opportunities. ​

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What do you see in the future for Glorify Apparel?

Sarah: My biggest dream for the future of Glorify Apparel is that it would inspire a generation to live lives that glorify Jesus.

That these clothes that we wear would be a continual reminder that it’s not about me, but all about Thee.

That our designs would spread hope and love in this world, and that through our giving back, lives would be rescued, healed, saved and restored.

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We love Sarah’s creativity and eye for style, so we asked her to pair her favorite  Glorify pieces with  items from the Bought Beautifully Market. Here are a few looks she came up with :

 

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Sarah paired the long sleeve Arrow shirt with the Arrow Cuff from Haiti’s Jewels! We thought these super cute booties from Sseko completed the look.

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Sarah would wear the “Faith, Hope, Love tee” with the 5X Leather Wrap Bracelet from Second Story Goods. Since the look needs a clutch, we thought this gem from Amahoro Burundi was a perfect match.

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Sarah paired the  “Make His Name Famous tank” with the 14-strand Brown and Gold Necklace from Rahab’s Rope.  We also added the sandals from African Soles to complete the look.

Isn’t Sarah great? We just love her heart and feel blessed to partner with them!

Give Him Glory and Shop Beautifully ;)

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Home Decor Gift Guide

Looking for gifts for your home this Christmas?

Make sure to put these on your list!

P.S. Only 5 weeks left!

Screen Shot 2014-11-17 at 3.18.01 PM Make your entry way a little more stylish and functional with this hanger from Rahab’s Rope.  It is only $15, and gives back to women in India!

Screen Shot 2014-11-17 at 3.21.21 PM This basket from 2nd Story Goods is perfect for to display on a coffee table, hold magazines and knickknacks and even transport holiday dishes.  Purchasing this basket supports the Haitian economy! Find it on Bought Beautifully for just $24!

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If you’re looking for some simple home decor (that will last forever), these hand-made daisies from 2nd Story Goods are a perfect gift for just $3 each!

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-11-17 at 3.32.39 PMThese coasters from Fields of Hope are handmade by survivors of sex trafficking.  They make the perfect gift for friends and family for $24!

 

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This wall hanging from Threads of Hope is handmade by Peruvian artisans, and can double as a pillow cover! Not only do these look great on display, but children also love the bright colors and fun textures! Find this gift on Bought Beautifully for $50!

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Just so you don’t forget, here are our recommendation in one handy spot!  Feel free to pin it and share with friends!

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Give with Impact

One year ago, we had the extraordinary opportunity to host our first Give with Impact event! We were beyond blessed to team up with our community and impact others across the globe!

Here are a few of the impacts that we contributed to last year!

  • Through African Soles one woman will receive 1/3 of the fund­ing she needs to start her own busi­ness. Whoop,Whoop!

  • Through Cre­ative Women of the World, 12 Women in Haiti, Tajik­istan, Mex­ico, Thai­land, Japan, Kenya will be offered a day of busi­ness train­ing or men­tor­ing!! Can I get an AMEN to that?! Unbelievable!

  • Thanks to 31 Bits women in Uganda in will have access to coun­sel­ing, health edu­ca­tion, finance train­ing, and busi­ness men­tor­ships. YESSSSSS!

  • Out of their pro­ceeds Sak Saum offers the women in their pro­gram Eng­lish, sewing, life skills and busi­ness admin­is­tra­tion classes.  New oppor­tu­ni­ties!!

  • Hlanganani will add resources to their pro­grams that offer love, sup­port, and ther­apy for men, women, chil­dren, the elderly, sick, pris­on­ers, school chil­dren, and men­tally and phys­i­cally dis­abled chil­dren and specif­i­cally put monies toward revamp­ing the kitchen where the feed all the hand­i­cap kids in their pro­gram! Such inspir­ing work.

  • Through Noon­day Col­lec­tion and Equal Exchange — $265 was raised to sup­port a local fam­ily who is adopt­ing. We can’t wait to meet  you Jeffrey!

This Saturday, with the help of (15) vendors, both previous AND new, Give with Impact is happening AGAIN! If you are in Sheridan, WY, please join us as we purchase with purpose for the holiday season! If you find yourself miles away, you can also find many of these great vendors ONLINE at www.boughtbeautifully.org!

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Give with Impact – Style Guide

How to change the world and look cute while doing it!

The holidays are fast approaching, as shopping season starts to kick into high gear, we wanted to share some style inspiration.  If you are in Wyoming, all of these looks can be found at the Give with Impact Holiday Gift Market.  Most of them can also be found on Bought Beautifully!

We love these looks because you will not only look good in them but you will feel good wearing them, knowing your purchases have made positive impacts.

 

Classy Cool ~

Jacobs scarves, Haitis Jewels, Threads of Hope

 This look: Provides educational opportunities for students in Uganda, economic opportunity and artistic expression for artists in Haiti, and economic opportunity for women in Peru.

Scarf by Jacob’s scarves $35
Necklace by Haiti’s Jewels $33
Purse by Threads of Hope $50

Fancy and Fresh ~

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 This look: Provides income, education, and opportunity for women and children in Uganda and empowers communities in Peru to rise from poverty.

Scarf by Jacob’s scarves $35
Necklace by 31Bits $72
Purse by Threads of Hope $50

Funky fun ~

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This look: Provides hope, opportunity and restoration for women throughout India, and economic opportunity for women in Peru.

Scarf by Rahab’s Rope $29
Necklce by Jewels for Schools $22
Belt by Threads of Hope $45

Comfy Cozy ~

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 This look: Provides hope, opportunity and restoration for women throughout India, and economic opportunity for women in Uganda.

Scarf by Rahab’s Rope $19
Necklace by 31Bits

Aren’t these looks fun? Help us spread the word that fashion can make a difference by pinning your favorite look!

 

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Rahab’s Rope Giving Hope

This week we are excited to introduce you to Rahab’s Rope:

actively transforming lives with God’s love!

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Rahab’s Rope gives hope and opportunity to women and girls that are at risk or have been forced into the commercial sex trade of India. By creating a safe and loving environment, these ladies are enabled to grow and develop physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Samiya’s Story:

Samiya is a mother of three children who was widowed at a young age. When her husband died, Samiya’s mother-in-law kicked her out of the home.  While her own family took her in (something that doesn’t happen often), she had no way to provide for herself or children and was viewed as a burden on her family. These economic hardships left her vulnerable to traffickers. However, through Rahab’s Rope, Samiya learned to crochet, making headbands, hats, and scarves to provide for her family. Not only did she avoid falling prey to abusers, but she now teaches other women in similar positions the skill, affording them the same means of escape.

 

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Rahab’s Rope reveals God’s love in ways that an individual can see, understand, and respond to in faith.  The women in their centers are provided for emotionally, physically, and spiritually. They are also given basic education and vocational training.  They are then enabled to re-enter their communities in positive and contributing ways.

Since their start in 2004, Rahab’s Rope has seen more than 1200 women come through their women’s centers.

Wow. 1200. lives. positively. impacted.

And that is just the beginning! God is moving and their reach is growing.  Doors have opened, allowing them to establish ministries in 4 locations in India!

Bangalore • Goa • Mumbai • New Delhi

 

Join Rahab’s Rope and the amazing work they are doing.

When you purchase these stylish products,

you are supporting multiple artisans

with income, opportunity, and the hope of a better future.

 

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Shop  Beautifully and Impact the world.

 

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10 Gifts that Make a Difference, all Under $20

Christmas is on the way, and what better way to give than to give gifts that make a DIFFERENCE?!

Sometimes there is a misconception that giving gifts that make a difference, that are fair trade, or that are ethically made can be cost prohibitive. Today we will show you otherwise, here are our favorite 10 gifts under $20 from Bought Beautifully!

   newleatherjournals3_1This leather journals from 2nd Story Goods make a great gift for both girls and guys, and can be found on Bought Beautifully for $10 each!

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Not only is this bracelet beautiful, but it also helps provide education for children in Haiti! You can find this gift on Bought Beautifully for just $10

This Glorify Apparel tee provides fresh water for people in developing countries, and can be purchased on Bought Beautifully for $19.99!

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Looking for a gift for the home? This owl trivet from Rahab’s Rope is $19, and gives back to the prevention of sex trafficking.

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This hand crafted clutch from Amahoro Burundi makes an excellent gift for a friend or sister at $18, while also providing income for a sister in Christ!

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This aluminum cuff from 2nd Story Goods goes great with any outfit and only costs $10! If you’re looking to add to someone’s jewelry collection, this cuff is an excellent choice!

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Speaking of jewelry… these earrings from Rahab’s Rope are a NEW addition to our Bought Beautifully collection, and can be purchased for $14! If you’re looking for earrings this Christmas, add these to your wish list!

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We love this watercolor print from Life Lived Beautifully! A great gift for friends, family or a coworker, and just $12!

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Accessories always make great gifts! These leather headbands from Threads of Hope are only $15, and make great gifts for friends of all ages! Threads of Hope headbands

Finally, if you’re looking for a simple gift that fits any one’s style, these classy earrings from Haiti’s Jewels come in 4 colors, and make a beautiful gift for only $12!

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 – Shop Beautifully this Holiday Season
xoxo

 

 

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