Winter 2018 Reveal

Cold weather? Snow problem with this box of goodies by your side!

Eden Ministry Courageous Heart Earrings

Made with 14k gold, these earrings are a sweet addition to any outfit that you'll want to be wearing all year round. The timeless design of these earrings make them perfect for every occasion. 

Inspired by a young mother who escaped trafficking, these earrings are handmade by brave women who are working to rebuild their lives after being trafficked and are a reminder to live a life of courageous love. Eden Ministry, the maker of these earrings, has worked with trafficked women in Asia for over 15 years and has rescued over 500 women. They work to restore women through trauma informed care and fair employment, which empowers women to take control of their life and gain independence, and all of the proceeds from these earrings directly benefits the women in their care.

White Field Farms Bath Bomb

No time for a spa day? That's where this rose clay bath bomb comes in handy! With a delicate floral scent, the shea butter and kaolin clay in this bath bomb will heal your skin and make you feel refreshed and restored. Get that glow on!

White Field Farms hires local women survivors, who often have a difficult time finding employment, and give them the opportunity to get back on their feet. They offer the women they serve full access to food items, personal hygiene products, and other goods, and give employees a full meal everyday of work. Their hope is that by providing stability and economic means to survivors, these women will gain the tools they need to stay off the streets and in control of their lives.

SHE Rescue Home Poncho

Stay warm this winter with this cute, handmade poncho! It can be worn in so many different ways and is truly adaptable to your style! This piece is the perfect way to spice up your usual winter outfits and is something you'll definitely want to have on in the cold. 

SHE Rescue Home is a safe home in Cambodia that seeks to provide not only shelter for survivors of rape, prostitution, and trafficking, but also a family and sense of belonging. They give personalized and loving care to each and every girl in their care, offering education, medical care, and counseling. Part of their program of empowerment is vocational training, which helps survivors provide for themselves and their families and boosts their self-esteem and sense of self-worth. 

Divine Dark Chocolate

Rich, smooth dark chocolate dusted with pink Himalayan salt. Sound good? Yep, we couldn't resist putting this delectable treat in our winter box. The perfect bar to share with a friends or curl up with while watching your favorite show. So tasty!

The chocolate industry is one of the most exploitative industries in the world. Most of the world's cocoa is grown in Ghana and on the Ivory Coast, where children as young as 5 are forced to work in dangerous environments and some are even coerced to work without pay. Divine Chocolate is challenging this by growing its chocolate with the cooperation of the 85,000 farmers who co-own the company itself. By giving the farmers control over the company, Divine is able to ensure that its cocoa is grown fairly and workers are given safe conditions. Specifically, Divine supports women empowerment within the cocoa industry, where women are often denied income despite their important role in cocoa production. They offer women training programs, literacy, and support as leading members in the cocoa growing cooperative. 

Thistle Farms Lip Balm

Winter brings snow, hot cocoa, and... chapped lips. But with this healing tea tree mint lip balm from your winter box, you'll be able to soothe those dry lips with a quick swipe. This lip balm is scented with pure essential oil and made with tea tree, shea butter, and beeswax for the ultimate healing blend. 

Thistle Farms provides free housing, therapy, education, and healthcare to residents who have survived trafficking, prostitution, and addiction, giving them the opportunity to heal and take control of their lives. They believe that love should be given unconditionally and unjudgementally to their residents, and have provided over 9,000 nights of safe housing and 74,800 hours of employment to survivors just in the last year.

WAR Chest Boutique Peppermint Bark Candle

Scented like our favorite winter treat, this beautiful candle is the perfect way to add warmth and light to your home. The sweet fragrance is gentle and soothing and is sure to bring a smile to your face. Try using it in a table setting or just keep it on your desk or nightstand for when you need to relax.

This candle was hand-poured in WAR (Women At Risk) Chest's US training center, where survivors and at-risk individuals are given counseling, scholarships, vocational training, and fair employment. They are empowered to support themselves, escape the cycle of trafficking, and dream again. WAR Chest knows the importance of knowing who made your products and of raising awareness, which is why they share the stories of the people who have passed through their programs.

Eternal Threads Lungi Headband

This cute floral headband is the perfect way to hold back your hair and can be styled in so many different ways. Try using it to tie your hair while applying makeup or while doing yoga. The possibilities are endless, and you'll love the pattern of the lungi, a garment which, in Nepal, is worn by the local women, though its uses vary across different cultures.

This product was handsewn by girls in Nepal who have been rescued by Eternal Threads, an organization that works to empower underprivileged women who lack access to education and stable work. Girls and young women in Nepal are often unable to support themselves due to a lack of education and skills training, resulting in them being susceptible to sex trafficking. Eternal Threads works with organizations in Nepal which give these women safe housing and vocational training, allowing them to start their own businesses and to gain economic independence. 

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