Feel Good Sandals — Allie Rae Footwear

I was going to do an outfit post today, but I came across this special company and I just feel so compelled to tell you about it! So introducing Allie Rae Footwear — a company trying to raise money to start up their company that focuses on creating jobs and self-sustaining communities in Hondurus through the production of stylish and comfortable sandals.

I feel like my words don’t do this company justice, so please take a look at their short video!

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Look how gorgeous their designs are! Simple yet elegant and not to mention how well made they are. Right now they are awaiting the patent for their unique heel design. Basically, they somehow figured out how to make sandals more comfortable with the heel.

They only have 9 days left to raise the funds, or all of the pledges are going to be gone. So literally it’s All or Nothing.

They are hoping for at least 10,000 people to donate just $10 or more. So let’s get to it! Pledge and spread the word! I decided to pledge $125 in order to get my own pair of Allie Rae Sandals. I think it’s the best deal because you get to both support their cause as well as enhance your shoe collection!

And just to show you how versatile these sandals are, I’ve created 3 style boards for you! I hope this inspires you to make a pledge!

Click >> Pledge Here!

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Beach Day

Screen Shot 2014-06-03 at 9.28.37 AMBoden – Cover Up // Anthropologie – Hat // Boden – Tote // Forever 21 – Sunglasses // Trendy Trinkets – Bracelet // Allie Rae – Sandals

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Date Night

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Hey Crystalie – Dress // Norka – Clutch // Wrenn Jewelry – Ring , Necklace // Allie Rae – Sandals

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To the Park

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Boden – Shirt // Gap – Boyfriend Jeans // Kay and Kompany – Bracelet // UO – Hat // Allie Rae – Sandals

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Gift Guide: Fair Trade Edition

For all those who are aren’t done with their Christmas shopping yet (which includes myself), I encourage you to take a look at these fair trade companies that give back to the community.

For those who do not know what fair trade means…
Fair Trade: a movement whose goal is to help producers in developing countries to get a fair price for their products so as to reduce poverty, provide for the ethical treatment of workers and farmers, and promote environmentally sustainable practices (Merriam-Webster)

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Krochet Kids
This organization provides jobs to women in Peru and Uganda through the making of handmade knitted goods. I am so impressed with the high quality and the variety of product styles that they offer.
Here are my picks:

Krochetkids.org

Hat: The Watchman $23.95 // Scarf: The Quinn $47.95

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Burnish Imports
I adore Burnish Imports and their collection of unique jewelry. According to their mission statement, they strive to support Maasai women by providing “a broader range of job opportunities, 
higher employment benefits, and deeper community transformation.” 
My picks:

1. Gold Tiny Strand  $28

Burnish Imports

2. Purple Spiral Bracelet $26

Burnish Imports

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Raven and Lily
This organization helps employ women in Ethiopia, India, Cambodia, and the U.S. giving them the blessing of a stable income, benefits, and education in order to support themselves and their families.

My picks:

1. Set of 3 Travel Journals $24

Raven and Lily

2. Jacquelina: Striped Infinity Scarf $32

Raven and Lily

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Invisible Children
All the proceeds made go to the protection and rehabilitation of children in Africa who were abducted and forced to serve as soldiers.

My Picks

1. Peace and Action T-Shirt $25

Invisible Children

2. Liberty Triangle Pocket $30

Invisible Children

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Project Repat

Now this organization provides a job opportunity for those with disabilities. You send in all your old memorable t-shirts and they turns all your old t-shirts into a lovely keepsake quilt. Such a great idea for a graduation present or for any other milestones in life!

Project Repat

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I hope that this post inspires you to shop in a way that positively makes a difference. 🙂

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BTW, if you haven’t check out my GIVEAWAY, please do so! I am extending the entry date to THURSDAY, Dec. 19 (so that I can get it to you in time for Christmas).