Alden Wicker of EcoCult for Given Goods I'm so pleased to announce that I've collaborated with the ethical site Given Goods on a special storefront showcasing my favorite things! Here are all the items that I want to make mine, from pretty little accessories, to luxe decor, to healthy but pampering bath notions--and a few things I threw in there because I would love to see them on my boyfriend. In fact, to prove that I am not even blowing smoke up your butt, I actually already own a couple of these things, bought and paid for with my own money, of my own volition. Given Goods just happens to have the good taste to carry them: The Vers speaker, and the SOLO sunglasses, which I get complimented on constantly. A little about Given Goods: It's an online store out of Colorado that only carries items that have some sort of giving element. Perhaps a portion of the proceeds is donated to a charity, or when you buy one, another is given to someone in need, or maybe it supports women artisans with a living wage. I also love it because everything is useful or beautiful. No rolled paper bowls here! (Wait, lemme verify that ... nope, none of that stuff.) So, read the five fun facts about me I shared with the GivenGoods people, check out the storefront and go shopping, or click on the goodies below to see them at Given Goods.
Vers-1Q sustainable and portable speaker Tabii Just Pocket Square Solo Eyewear sunglasses
Sir Richard non-toxic condoms Pinky Panthers WhiteTiger ring // supports endangered wildlife Nisolo Emilio Chukka // supports artisans in Peru
Kara Weaves Candy-Stripe Napkin // supports artisans in India Kara Weaves Bathrobe // supports artisans in India iPhone Case // donates portion of profits to water.org
Hand In Hand Candle // provides soap and sustainable water solutions to developing world Fresh Words Market Pink Feather print //  provides sustainable job opps to women in Mexico, Monogrammed Fotostrap // donates 10% of profits to providing arts projects for people overcoming hardship
Far and Wide  Lapiz Studs Duke Cannon Soap // provides opp for veterans to visit DC memorials Chilanthropy Lava Sea Salt //  Five percent of proceeds from these sea salts go directly to the Maui Farm, which provides farm-based, family-centered programs that teach essential life skills for self-sufficient living.
Chilanthropy Lava Sea Salt //  Five percent of proceeds from these sea salts go directly to the Maui Farm, which provides farm-based, family-centered programs that teach essential life skills for self-sufficient living. Catherines Table Nesting Lotus Bowl // Fights hunger by helping to fund warm meal deliveries to seniors across America through Meals on Wheels. Anchal Suraja Quilt // Creates sustainable job opportunities and empowers women once forced into prostitution in Ajmer, India.