Shop for Good with ShopFunder

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I am a huge fan of indie and artisan goods.   Indie jewelry artisans, small bag or clothing designers, artisan foods and cosmetics – I love them all.  One of the biggest problems with supporting these smaller companies is the ability to actually find them.  They don’t generally have large budgets to advertise with, and if they have a website, it’s possible that you could never find them.  It becomes frustrating.

There’s a new site out there to help us – ShopFunder.  ShopFunder has compiled a ton of great indie and artisan companies all in one site.  Each company has a storefront that displays their wares, or you can search by whatever items you’re looking for – like necklaces or clutch bags. As if that wasn’t enough, a portion of all sales go towards charity.  You get to shop small, indie brands and do something good for charity at the same time!?  Pretty great, right?

How Are Shopfunder’s Items?

I had the chance to check out a few items from ShopFunder.  First up are two great necklaces from Songa Designs.  Created by Rwandan artisans, purchasing these pieces allow for these designers and artisans to become self-sufficient.  Self-sufficiency is not only important as a means of survival but as a way to better their country and create employment opportunities.

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The first item I received was the Diva necklace.  This is a longer, statement style necklace that’s made with both paper and fabric beads.  I don’t know about you, but I am DYING for spring right now.  This will be a fabulous piece for my spring and summer wardrobe.

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I also selected a Marchesa necklace from Songa Designs.  I love the vibrant colors, and the bib design.  It’s another great design that will liven up a plain t-shirt and jeans, or you can wear it with an oxford shirt.  Such a great basic jewelry item!

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Finally, I chose a great necklace from Made by Survivors.  Made by Survivors has items that are created by survivors of poverty and slavery in the poorest, most destitute regions of India.  This Overcoming necklace has an assortment of stones and natural wood shapes in glorious, earth tone colors.  With shades ranging from Camel to caramel, dove grey to ebony, this necklace goes with everything.

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ShopFunder doesn’t just offer items made by foreign artisans, though.  Nope.  They have amazing American made items from designers like Veronica Rose, whose designs have been featured on MTV.  Rustic Cuffs is also a popular featured designer whose gorgeous items have graced the arms of more celebrities than I can count.

Of course, Shopfunder is always looking for new designers and artisans, too.  Or shopfund your own cause.

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About Greta Brinkley

Greta is a newly minted 30 year old, originally from the West Coast. Now living in the Midwest, she loves hockey, sparkles, nail polish, and bright colors. She also cannot resist anything that has peanut butter and chocolate together. And she hates filling out bios. Yep.

Comments

  1. This looks really cool. I am in love with those last two bracelets (the silver and black ones). They are so cute.

  2. Those are beautiful, I cannot believe the top few are made of fabric! Amazing!

  3. This is so great! I love this kind of stuff. Thank you for sharing. I am go right over to ShopFunder and check it out.

  4. I love original and unique jewelry, and these colours are amazing. thanks for the introduction!

  5. It’s really cool that you can support artisans from around the world at ShopFunder.

  6. Oh wow these are all so pretty, what a great fundraiser as well!!!

  7. What a great way to help both indie brands and charities. This is the first I’ve heard of ShopFunder – I’m going to check it out because I’d be happy to participate in something that sounds like this program.

  8. I’m not big on bracelets but I love those big chunky necklaces! I’ve never heard of ShopFunder before, thank you for pointing them out!

  9. Love those cuffs. I would definitely wear those.

  10. I had never heard of this.. how fun and the products are super cute and would be a great gift for my friends or even mys sister.. thanks for sharing

  11. What a great way to find artisans and support the smaller shop owners. Loving the Diva necklace!

  12. Wow, this jewelry is gorgeous!! I love going to the local fairs to support artisans like these, but that is the only time I ever really see them. This website sounds awesome!

  13. Shopfunder sounds like a fabulous way to support local artisans!!That’s ALWAYS a good thing

  14. I really like that a portion of sales goes to charity. I also love that you would find very unique items here!

  15. I love finding marketplaces like this that sell artisan goods that really benefit those in need.

  16. I love the uniqueness of these gifts! Definitely not the same old stuff you find in the box stores down the street.

  17. I really like those African necklace styles. Those are pretty fun and funky.

  18. Those pieces are gorgeous! I love the fabric wrapped beads.

  19. I love that first necklace and the bracelets. I am off to check out Shopfunder right now!

  20. All of these are gorgeous. I can’t decide which one I like the most.

  21. Those are so pretty. I love how unique each item is too!

  22. I have never heard of this company. I will definitely have to check out their site because they have some gorgeous and unique jewelry.

  23. These are gorgeous pieces of jewelry. This is my first time hearing about shop funder. I can’t wait to check out this site!

  24. What amazing pieces. I love supporting projects like this, and who wouldn’t when there are such lovely pieces. I’m going to visit the site right now!

  25. I love big chunky necklaces. I will have to pop over there and check them out

  26. Those are really cool. I would love to wear one of them

  27. Thank you – I am always looking for ways to make my money do good and support businesses that give back. I will be checking this out.

  28. its nice to feel like you are giving back when purchasing something.

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