When you travel, everyone can shop to do good. The idea came to me during my travels abroad. Is it possible to change a life, by being mindful of where you shop and who you buy from when you travel? You better believe it is. For me that is the definition of traveling and shopping to do good.
Through the years, I have met some amazing people, including artisans who create beautiful hand crafted clothing, bags, household goods, art and jewelry. I love buying items from the women’s co-ops who are educating their children and building communities from the bead work and clothing they make and sell. They are talented and creative. They use raw and recycled materials and infuse color into their products. Prices are good and it just feels extra good when you empower a community in this way.
Hearing the stories and sharing these hidden treasures and out of the way places to shop with my travelers is another way to travel responsibly and support sustainable tourism. I always make it a point to include in the itinerary an opportunity shop at local craft stores and markets. It empowers the community by contributing to the local economy.
Choosing from the wide array of quality products from individual artisans, women’s co-op groups and small enterprises around the world is part of the fun. The good news is that there also corporations who understand the meaning of social enterprise and social responsibility. Understanding how businesses connect their brand to social causes that impact our local and global communities, should make all of us think about how and where we spend our money.
We are committed to sharing the work of the artisans we meet on our travels – Prices are phenomenal!
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