8 socially-conscious bridesmaids gifts that give back
Center Pottery is a social enterprise that not only offers clay workshops for the general public and mental health patients, they have a stunning selection of handmade ceramic wares on sale as well – all of which goes towards funding their special clay classes to help mental health patients, terminally ill patients, and the elderly.
They work with psychologists to structure the classes such that they provide mental therapy to the patients.
p.s: The enterprise takes in custom orders too, which makes it great for personalised wedding gifts and favors.
Celebrating the special abilities of people autism, The Art Faculty by Pathlight provides a platform to showcase their diverse talents, culminating in unique artworks and products that are sold to the public.
For every sale made, their differently-abled artists earn royalties, allowing them to achieve financial independence.
It is also home of Pathlight School’s Artist Development Programme (ADP) – where professional artists guide and nurture the talents of students and turn their autism traits into strengths.
The Art Faculty by Pathlight
They offer a diverse array of products; from vacuum flasks to printed tote bags, travel pouches and bamboo fibre go cups, all in prints too fab to resist.
For your animal-loving girlfriends, you’ll be sure to find something for them over at The Animal Project (TAP). Under the same umbrella as The Art Faculty, TAP curates the works of persons with special needs with the penchant for animal illustrations.
50% of profits go into the charity of TAP’s choosing and there are currently five student artists under TAP.
Anothersole classic and versatile leather dress shoes will make a great gift for your girlfriends, and with every purchase, the brand will dedicate 10% of their profit towards the goal of feeding hungry children, building sustainable communities and supporting their growth.
MINDS Social Enterprise is a unit run by MINDS (Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore), and aims to empower adults with intellectual disabilities through vocational training and work engagement opportunities.
The profits earned from your purchases go back to the trainees as part of their monthly allowance!
Come every festive season, their baked goods are usually booked out in advance, so do make your orders early.
Here’s the place to get gifts for your girlfriends who are bookworms and literary lovers.
You’ll be spoilt for choices here and we’d be surprised if you aren’t able to find something suitable. There’s books, apparels, socks, bags, quirky decor items and the list goes on – everything literary themed and inspired of course.
Out Of Print
For every item purchased, Out Of Print will donate a book and fund literacy programs through Books For Africa to boost literacy in underserved communities.