October 21, 2018
First off, anyone who knows me can tell you that I’m always wearing a stack of beaded bracelets on my right hand! I love them for their style… and to have something to fidget with. My new favourite daily bracelet is the conscious, handcrafted “Find Your Goodness” sunstone + lava rock aromatherapy bracelet. It’s exclusively made for Good Gifts by Kind Karma: two Canadian companies that are committed to offering ethical sourcing and great style.
In addition, I love how this bracelet looks with its delicate size and warm sunstone colour. I also love how comfortable it is to wear and how the lava rocks can absorb my favourite essential oils.
Next, many of you also know that I’m a high school teacher with years of working with “at-risk” (or “at-hope”) youth, both in Port Alberni and Surrey. My former job was as the program coordinator of Skills Training Employment Program. We worked to equip multi-barriered students with tools to transition to work, volunteering, and post-secondary.
Consequently, when I found out that all of Kind Karma’s jewelry is handmade by homeless and transitioning youth in Toronto to teach them employment skills, I KNEW I needed to reach out and work together.
As a result, it really just seemed ‘meant to be’ that Ethigal did a blog post on Kind Karma + Good Gifts! Am I not right?
To begin with, I first connected with owner Christine Lelacheur on Ethical Index’s “Ethical and Sustainable Industry Professionals” facebook group, and we were immediately drawn to our shared vision and values. I love how Good Gifts is an online marketplace offering handmade, ethical goods to help you give thoughtful gifts while doing good.
Furthermore, it was founded on these six simple words. Six simple words that mean a lot.
DO GOOD All of our artisans earn living incomes while building their businesses, preserving their artistry, and reinvesting in their communities.
GIFT GOOD We scoured the globe in search of well-made, sustainably sourced and eco-friendly gifts. And, of course, they had to look good too.
FEEL GOOD Every gift has a story. And you can feel good knowing your gift has a good one.
And… isn’t the custom gift wrapping with twine bow just adorable?
This brand was born on the principle that if we spread good, then good will not only come back to us but will continue to spread.
They spread kindness through our commitment to ethical fashion that gives back, creates opportunity and positivity. By employing at-risk and homeless youth to make beautiful, custom handcrafted jewelry, all Kind Karma pieces have a positive social impact on our community in the Toronto area.
Now… what’s NOT to love about this model that serves to empower and equip youth who need these tools the most?
Stay tuned to my instagram for an upcoming GIVEAWAY that we’re REALLY excited about!
Even though this is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.