Philanshopit was born when two friends wanted to combine their love of fashion and their passion for philanthropy. Hanna and Aubrey founded the company to allow customers to purchase socially responsible items without sacrificing style. This month, we’re looking at new February fashions that give you a chance to give back.

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1. Palette Cross-Body – $65.00

The Angela & Roi Project presents an opportunity to support non-profit organizations while investing in a timeless handbag. The color palette cross-body bag is made with vegan leather. It features a magnetic button closures and adjustable cross-body strap. With each purchase, Angela & Roi donates a portion of the sale to contribute to your chosen non-profit organizations. The Angela & Roi Project aims to intertwine consumerism with philanthropy. Available in a variety of colors.

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2. Addis Scarf – $32.00

These beautiful medium weight scarves are incredibly soft. They are handwoven in Ethiopia by a member of the Former Women Fuel Wood Carriers Association. Your purchase provides her with a sustainable income and gives her hope for the future.

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3. Armor Necklace – $118.00

With a hint of vintage modern, this necklace also has a contemporary look. Five stations of armor shields create the center portion of the necklace with chain on the back. The geometry created by the design give this necklace a strong, distinctive, and modern style. Imagine pairing it with everything from your causal business suit to something more formal. Hovey Lee is committed to promoting fair trade, human dignity and environmental sustainability before profits.
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4. Lily and Laura Trio – $30.00

The handmade Lily and Laura® glass beaded bracelets roll on over any hand and can be beautifully paired with your wrist watch or other bracelets. Laura and the women artists in Nepal custom design these creations which are handcrafted in the Kathmandu Valley. Available in a variety of colors.

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5. Mint Drop Earrings – $58.00

Vibrant, saturated drops of faceted mint green glass teardrop give these earrings a refreshing look. They are framed by a thin band of recycled goldfilled wire and dangle with vintage green craft beads. Classic and very wearable and versatile, they add a splash of color to any collection. Hovey Lee works with a local jewelry manufacturer that sources 100% recycled metals from recycling centers.

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6. Gold-plated Lapis Ring – $95.00

This dramatic, oversized handmade ring has a distinctly organic appeal with its smooth tumbled Afghan lapis lazuli stone that begs to be touched. It is set in 18-kt-gold plated silver. Afghanistan has a jewelry tradition that goes back more than 2,000 years, most famously exhibited in the Bactrian Gold Collection created around the time of Alexander the Great. It is a rare blend of aesthetic influences (from Persian and Indian to Classical Greek and Roman) and an incredibly high level of craftsmanship. Its jewelry usually featuring precious and semiprecious stones, including tourmalines, lapis lazuli, rubies, aquamarine and emeralds, which are left mostly uncut to reflect an ancient and rustic Afghan tradition.

Philanshopit’s aim is to drastically increase consumer impact by providing unique, fashionable, and socially responsible merchandise. What will you do to give back?

Images courtesy of philanshopit.com

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