Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.
The holidays are the ultimate season of giving...and we're not just talking to each other. So, we called on our lovely friend Chrissie Lam of The Supply Change, a cutting-edge company that connects designer brands and mass-market retailers to local artisan groups around the world.
The result? An amazing gift-worthy boutique of eight organizations offering handcrafted jewelry, home goodies, and apparel that all give back to communities in need. So, when you shop any of these 27 awesome finds, you'll not only be scoring extra-special presents for all of your lucky friends and family members, you'll also be supporting developing communities across the world.
Click through to find out why Lam adores each of these organizations (and covetable products!), then cruise on over to the boutique to get gifting and giving. What could be better?
Ever since breaking through with her landmark 1992 album What’s the 411?, and hit single “Real Love,” Mary J. Blige has established herself as an enduring artist for more than two decades. The strength of her debut inspired Uptown Records head Andre Harrell to dub her “The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul” and the title read
Flannel button-downs are the kind of closet essential it’s easy to collect. There are the ones you’ve owned for years and years, the one you’ve only recently picked up thanks to ‘90s nostalgia, and the collection you’ve thrifted, inherited, and/or pretty much stole from your S.O. (or ex-S.O.).
But, in there read