Thursday, April 22, 2010

World of Good

Sorry I’ve been MIA of late. Between work and outside commitments, I’ve not had much time for anything else. But, enough about me. Today is Earth Day where we focus on the environment in hopes to improve Mother Earth for generations to come. Now, I’m not going to pull out my soap box and start lecturing on climate change, recycling and so on. Instead, I’m going to showcase a wonderful site where you can buy earth-friendly wares and support craftspeople and artisans across the globe: WorldofGood from ebay.

This site features purses, clothing jewelry, food, skin care products and so much more. All of the items featured above are available on WorldofGood. According to the website, items are categorized by such “goodprints” as:

People Positive"Combines economic empowerment, cultural traditions, and enhanced quality of life with the unique by eBay shopping experience. People Positive products are made in Fair Trade, sweatshop-free, safe environments.”

Eco Positive“Combines energy conservation, eco-friendly production, and environmental conservation with the unique shopping experience. Eco Positive shopping brings you thousands of all-new eco products, 100% verified by independent Trust Provider organizations and labeled with Goodprint statements to show your positive purchase impact.”

Animal Friendly – “Products are a positive force for animals. In both materials and production, no animals are killed or harmed, and natural habitats aren't disturbed. (Some Animal Friendly products are made with animal ingredients, such as wool or alpaca sweaters or Fair Trade milk chocolate.)”

Supports a Cause - “On by eBay means that your purchase enables the seller to donate from 10% to 100% of the item's final sale price to a worthy nonprofit organization through eBay Giving Works. The amount of the donation is on the listing, and it doesn't add to the selling price. Nonprofit charity organizations can do their own selling through eBay Giving Works as well.”

And best of all? The prices are FABULOUS! For instance, the recycled glass bowl above is only $4.95! The natural fiber purse is $26! You’re not only making a fashion statement, an eco-statement and helping fair trade artisans, you’re getting a major bargain in the process! Can’t get much better than that.

So, if you’re looking for a way to commemorate Earth Day, consider WorldofGood as your “green” activity of choice.
Images courtesy of ebay's WorldofGood


Molly Lou Gifts said...

I'm so glad you put a spotlight on this. I was just telling my neighbor about this the other day. What a wonderful place to shop! Happy Earth Day!!

The Consummate Hostess said...

What a fabulous post! Thank you for highlighting such great projects!

Karena said...

Wow what a great purse. Happy Earth Day!

Art by Karena

Amy R. said...

I am with you about the MIA. This week has been so busy. Thanks for the Earth Day reminder. I am not sure I did anything to help the earth today. Have a great weekend!

Amy R.

Jo said...

Fabulous showcase ~ thank you for sharing these and celebrating Earth Day.


Beth Dunn said...

Love them all!