This NYC interior designer joined her best girlfriends who run the non-profit Friends of Fresh and Green Academy for the Give Good Market, which showcased 100's of women owned businesses hawking sustainably made gifts, all for a great cause. Today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite goods for the home, along with some other ideas for "giving good" this holiday season.
My buddies not only support the school at Fresh and Green Academy, but also the Mother's Cooperative, which teaches skills to the students' mothers encouraging to them support themselves, and helping to sell their amazing handmade wares.
I own literally over 20 of their hand-woven scarves, which can also be used as holiday table runners.
And the trivets are just perfect for hostess gifts. Ever wondered if those "handmade" gifts are really handmade? Here is a video of the women in action:
Also at the sale we snapped up some throw pillows from Mercado Global which strives to link rural indigenous artisans to international markets and break the cycle of poverty.
From right here in NYC we found these incredible handmade ceramic from artist Ikuko Iwamot - a perfect tabletop addition to a penthouse we're completing in TriBeCa.
and some stunning artwork by artist Mark Reigelman that might work on our Charles Street project:
Both the vase and light art pieces are available at the local NYC gallery Underline.
How precious are these pieces from SKT Ceramics? I scooped up some for gifts, along with this AMAZING Mexican hot chocolate from Hernan.
We hit the sustainable jack-pot at MyMela, whose silky-soft cashmere wraps stole the show for me (no pun intended). Also great as throws, these are the real deal.
Don't worry if you missed the show, most of the vendors offer online shopping. For a complete list of vendors visit the give good vendor list to give some sustainably made gifts this holiday season!