Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Just in time for Mother's Day!

Just in time for Mother's Day, many of our jewelry and fashion businesses have unveiled their unique and attractive Spring lines. And just in time for that special day, they are also offering great discounts and sales!
See Imani's new spring line of paper bead jewelry made and run by women in Gulu, Uganda, like the two toned necklace above. Do't forget the code WORTHIT to get the 25% discount.

View Made By Survivors new online look book and enjoy 25% with the code SPRING13

Also made by survivors, the spring line is stunning! 25% off the entire purchase with code MothersDay13.

Gorgeous products made by women in Africa. Receive 20% off the Mother's Day collection with code MOTHERSDAY..

Monday, April 22, 2013

Get In On Larkspur's Kickstarter Campaign!

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I happily welcome this guest post by Amanda Bear of Larkspur! 
Happy Earth Day everyone! 
I am one of the designers of Larkspur Lingerie, and Global Love has asked us to share a little bit about what we are up to.  We have been mentioned on this blog a little before as we have been growing and refining our product, but now we have a really lovely, solid collection to bring to you. 
We are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to pay our sewers here in Los Angeles to sew our first production run of our lingerie.  We have some great rewards, including our organic, responsibly manufactured bras and panties. You can check it out here:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1426463574/larkspur-organic-lingerie-collection
I thought I'd give you a little info on the fabric we are using, someone asked me yesterday what makes our line organic and eco-friendly. 
Organic Cotton
We do our best to make the most sustainable choices from beginning to end, and one of those is using certified organic cotton. Organic Cotton is grown without toxic pesticides, and is GMO free.
According to the Organic Trade Association:
"Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture. Third-party certification organizations verify that organic producers use only methods and materials allowed in organic production. Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. In addition, federal regulations prohibit the use of genetically engineered seed for organic farming. All cotton sold as organic in the United States must meet strict federal regulations covering how the cotton is grown."
Modal Blend
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So you may notice on our website that we are using a silk blended with modal for some of our pieces. While this particular fabric actually more eco-friendly than even organic cotton. Modal is a processed fabric made from beech trees, which are a sustainable natural resource grown mainly in Austria. No artificial planting, irrigation, or chemicals are required for their growth.
Re-purposed Fabrics:
"15 to 20 percent of the fabric used to produce clothing winds up in the nation’s landfills because it’s cheaper to dump the scraps than to recycle them." - NY Times
All of our straps are made from repurposed fabrics left over from other designers. Because of this, our strap and trim colors and prints will vary, depending on what is available. It's a great way to save fabrics that were on the way to dumps, and use them in a creative and beautiful way! 
Our website is:  www.larkspurla.com
"like" us on facebook at www.facebook.com/larkspurla
email us with any questions at info@larkspurla.com

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New Website Coming!

I apologize for the lack of updates. I am actually in the process of developing a new, more attractive, and easier to navigate website for Global Love Shopping!
I want to invite all of you to check out and follow our Facebook and Pinterest pages to see the latest products and newest businesses GLS supports!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Valentine's Day is coming!

Chocolate, flowers, jewelry, cards, stuffed animals... all popular items for Valentine's Day and all available by businesses that also empower people around the world. If you are planning to buy Valentine's Day gifts, consider shopping the stores we promote here. You'll be giving a token of love that goes many directions.  check out our new Valentine's section with class pack of Valentine's Day cards with fair trade chocolate and chocolate hearts by Divine or Equal Exchange.
More love to you!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Just Added: Cherie Amie

Cherie Amie launched their intimate apparel company today. The line, for men and women, is made by and empowers artisans from Cameroon.
Five years ago, it seemed impossible to find intimate apparel that is made with fair labor policies or that really supports the employees. I'm pretty excited that Cherie Amie is bringing their designs to the mix.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Welcoming The Fashion Mercenary!

There has been a fantastic rise in the number of fashion designers and clothing businesses who neither compromise on fair labor standards nor on style.
Global Love Shopping is proud to promote the many onlie store selling atrractive, fashion forward apparel and accessories made sustainably and ethically.
Among these, I'm particularly pleased to introduce The Fashion Mercenary, created by my friend, fashion designer Amanda Bear.
Currently available for sale on her Etsy site is a striking collaborative lingerie line, Virgina Plain; a wedding gown; and fashionable leather cuffs.
Check her out.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Shop Justly This Season!

Spread the word about Global Love Shopping and all the great fair labor options available! Save this image and add it to your social media. 
This weekend, I will be adding a 10 tips for Shopping Justly post!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Website Grand Re-Opening October 15!

Global Love is excited to promote more fair labor products and companies than ever before.
As you may notice, some sections of our site are still in the old format- the links list. We are working on updating each section and getting them onto the new page format.
On October 15, we launch the 2012 Shop Justly Campaign. Starting Oct. 15, please start inviting people you know to check out Global Love. We will have promo web flyers here and on our facebook page.

Trade As One Boutique coming to Fresno!

Trade As One Boutique
Sat. Oct. 13 from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. and Sun., October 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
hosted by Clovis Hills Community Church
10590 North Willow Avenue, Clovis, CA 93619
Products from Trade As One will be avialable for purchase. Items include food, accessories, housewares, apparel, books, gifts, and more!
For more information, call Clovis Hills at 559-297-2600.
Trade As One is a non-profit organization bring fair trade business to the public.
For more information about Trade As One, including how to host a boutique, visit their website.