Hey guys, Shannon here! If you follow my personal blog at all you already know how strongly I feel about ethical companies and using my purchasing power to support businesses who are keeping human dignity in the forefront of their work. One thing (of many) that I love about my four co-hosts is that they share the same passion for justice and are every bit as eager as I to hear about new companies who are doing this well. So when I got to introduce them to Love Justly a few months ago it felt like giving them a big, sparkly Christmas present- and now I feel the same about telling you!
What's so exciting about another social mission company? Glad you asked.
Love Justly doesn't just offer ethically-sourced clothing and accessories, they do it at discounted prices. You know that gorgeous handmade linen dress that fits your personality perfectly but you'd never be able to afford? Now you can. Those amazing bangles you see on fair trade websites that you've always wished you could buy for your bestie? Now you can. And so, most likely, can your neighbor.
Love Justly takes the privilege and elitism right out of the fair trade equation, and levels the playing field for people from all walks of life to be able to invest in the livelihood of (predominately female) artisans all over the world. And if that's not the Upside Down kingdom, I just don't know what is!
Love Justly's inventory is collected from companies who are doing powerful things in the world, from helping rehabilitate women out of sex trafficking to providing safe, dignified work in at-risk communities. As if that wasn't enough, they donate 5% of each sale to Legacy Collective, an organization that works towards long-term, sustainable solutions to economic challenges.
I personally own (and adore) a tunic and a dress from Love Justly, Kristi owns some of their jewelry, and we are all five planning to be customers for life. (I had to link to the stuff we own, because it's always fun to see what other people love! Or is it just me?) We hope you'll join us in supporting the important work of making ethical shopping accessible to more than just the wealthy!
Lots of love from Iowa,
My oldest son ever so compliantly posing with me in my Love Justly dress after church last week. ;)