As part of a series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’re gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage, and handmade stuff from around the web. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that.
Recycled Sack Cosmetic Cases
Handmade in Bangladesh, these fair trade bags ($12) support fair working conditions for female workers.
To pick up this upcycled bag set, visit Globalgirlfriend.com.
Letterpress New York Notebook & Necklace
Show your support for the state of New York with a letterpressed blank notebook and bronze pendant ($35). Half the proceeds go to recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy.
To show your love, visit Etsy.com/shop/blackbirdletterpress?auto=format.
Chulucanas Expression Bowl
Chulucanas artisans paint a unique design on the bowl ($58), fire it, then paint the circle designs with slip, a special ceramics paint. Proceeds from bowl sales go to providing food, housing and healthcare to the artisans.
To get this unique handmade bowl, visit Tenthousandvillages.com.
Sea Isle City Photograph
The Jersey shore faced some of the largest devastation from Hurricane Sandy. All proceeds from the sale of this New Jersey shore print ($25) go directly to the American Red Cross.
Support New Jersey’s recovery efforts by visiting Etsy.com/shop/thedurfs?auto=format.
NYC & NJ Hurricane Relief Brownie Pops
The Chocolate Swirl’s signature brownie pops are decorated with pride for The Big Apple and the Garden State, two areas hit by Hurricane Sandy. Eat up these New York City made cake pops and all profits go to Hurricane Sandy relief. (Contact seller for prices.)
To get these sweets, visit The Chocolate Swirl’s Krrb corner.
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