Learn how Fort Worth retailers are spreading smiles beyond the purchaser to a host of charitable causes around the world.
Gifted is literally the name of the game at Gifted in The Foundry District. The shop carries design-conscious and personalized gifts from sustainable brands, makers and small businesses that “spark inspiration, boost happiness and be kind to the earth, body and soul.” The store doubles as a venue for workshops and events that provide customers an opportunity to expand their creative knowledge and redefine what it means to be a community.
LAUDE the Label
Formerly known as Tribe Alive, LAUDE the Label began as a way to end family separation due to the economic insecurity facing women all across the world. Founder, Carly Burson, put her years of fashion-industry experience to work designing goods that would help makers in artisan communities access the global marketplace. Today, there is a community of 518 (and growing) artisans in five countries: Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, India and Peru. These women are paid fair-trade wages, which is 2-3 times more than the minimum wage of their country.
The finished products are timeless, ethically and sustainably sourced, and incredibly affordable. Do good, shop local and support a female artisan today.
Luna & Antigua
A life-long friendship between Sandra and Pamela, as well as a cultural connection, is just a small part of what makes Luna & Antigua unique. The brand brings to life beautiful and durable clothing for children that are handmade and designed by female artisans in Gautemala.
Shop the five collections, including Señorita, Mommy & Me and Niñas, that all feature the Luna Antiqua X Tribe Alive collab with LAUDE the Label (Tribe Alive).
Winton + Waits
Winton + Waits is a cause-driven lifestyle store that sales a mix of small batch, hand-made and sustainably produced goods. Many items are produced by artisans making an effort to transform our world by doing good.
Gift sales champions causes that fight human trafficking and domestic violence, help children around the world find forever homes, provide leadership opportunities for marginalized youth, raise awareness for orphans through humanitarian photography, and provide hope and sustainability for families around the globe.
For example, an investment is connected to each purchase of the luxury bath line. This directly impacts the lives of brave survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence.
Visit the shop on Instagram or the storefront on South Main Street in the Near Southside.
The Worthy Co.
The Worthy Co. doesn’t give a portion of proceeds to help others, it gives 100% of every purchase to benefit local trafficking, prostitution and addiction survivors. This beautiful boutique of candles and jewelry is a social enterprise of The Net, a Fort Worth non-profit that helps women off the street and into recovery by providing jobs and the support they need to restart their lives.
In the state of Texas, four prostitution charges equals a felony permanently on your record, leaving many women viewed criminals instead of a victim of sexual exploitation. The NET provides these women with a safe working environment to gain experience and earn some income as they develop the skills needed to enter back into the workforce.