International Women’s Day: Gifts That Give Back

All these excellent products benefit non-binary and women-centric organizations

Eschewing the rosé clichés and heavily branded hijacks of International Women’s Day, we have searched for items that actually support non-binary and women-centric organizations. Sales from all these products offer a percentage to initiatives including Peace Over Violence, National Institute for Reproductive Health, Women’s Prison Association, Planned Parenthood and plenty more. Many of our other favorites (Women in Need, National Center for Transgender Equality, TIME’S …

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Design-forward and thoughtful presents for your favorite people

Whether you’re opposed, ambivalent, oblivious or obsessed with Valentine’s Day, giving the perfect gift to somebody you care about is an undeniably satisfying experience. Eschewing the teddy bears and chocolates, and even the red color theme or traditionally romantic presents, we have put together a selection of some of our favorite products for readers to offer their partners, friends, family—or themselves. While there might be …

Studio Visit: Sidai Designs, Tanzania

Handmade jewelry that creates opportunities for Maasai women

Just north of Arusha, Tanzania‘s historic Clock Tower, the jewelry workshop of Sidai Designs is tucked behind gates of their headquarters. In the garden, Maasai women sit under the trees hand-pulling pieces of recycled grain sack to twist into thread. They meticulously stitch glass beads one by one onto soft leather bracelets and necklaces. Dressed in colorful traditional clothes, the women hum as they work, often …