Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Beautiful jewelry that empowers and inspires

When I first heard the story of Acholi Beads from my partner, Christine (the founder of Peters Path), I was completely moved. In this world, where we often complain about the "little things", this is truly a survival story with a beautiful outcome.

Acholi Beads are handcrafted beads made from recycled paper. The beads are created by the women of the Acholi Tribe. The Acholi Tribe fled a brutal civil war in the north of Uganda that ravaged their community for decades. Everyone in their tribe lost someone to violence, hunger or lack of necessary medicine. They ended up in a hillside slum just outside of Uganda’s capital, where the only way they could feed their families and the orphans they cared for was working in a dangerous rock quarry, crushing rocks for $1 per day - the international standard for Extreme Poverty. Now these women earn a professional wage through fair trade making Acholi Beads. They are able to feed their families, send their children to school and they have paved the stepping stones to their future.

We love the charm and beautiful versatility of these beads. Wear them long, doubled, triple or single strand. Make sure you tell the story of Acholi Beads to everyone who comments on them, and remember your purchase has made a difference in the world.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Jeans with a figure-flattering secret celebs love: DL1961

The never-ending search for the perfect pair of jeans. You go to a store, find a great pair hanging on the racks that look like "the ones", only to sigh in disappointment when you try them on the dressing room. No amount of deep knee bends or lunges can get them to fit right. Or, you take a nice fitting pair home and find they've stretched and lost their shape after a few wears.

Take heart denim divas. DL1961 Premium Denim jeans are the answer to your prayers. From Twitter to the major fashion blogs, DL1961 is the hot, talked about denim. Manufactured with XFIT LYCRA, the latest revolution in stretch denim, the jeans have a patented, cross-weave technology with a four-way stretch that moves 360 degrees and delivers superior shape retention, fit and comfort. The jeans mold to your body shape, providing the support you need with the soft fabric feel you love--it's as if you've found a custom-made pair!

With the patented stretch, DL1961s never lose their shape, so you don't have to worry about sagging or gapping after wearing. You can wear them several times without washing, which saves on laundry! The best part? A denim that looks as great as it works. DL1961s are stylish and sexy, with several cuts that flatter any body type. The boot cut of the Milanos provide a dressy look that lenthens the leg, while the Tory skinnies are slimming and ultra chic.

Don't just take our word for it! Celebs like Halle Berry, Blake Lively and Rose McGowan are fans of DL1961s, too! Get your pair and you'll be telling everyone you've found your perfect pair of jeans!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Buy an organic tee and help grieving kids

Kate's Club is an organization that helps children dealing with the loss of a parent or sibling, by providing support groups, counseling and fun activities that allow the kids to heal and have some fun. Kate Atwood, founder of Kate's Club, knows the importance of support and guidance for kids facing a devastating loss, since she lost her own mother when she was 12 years old. At Kate's Club, therapeutic services and activities, as well as outings such as bowling trips, help children in similar situations bond with each other and allows them to take their minds off their grief.

Help support Kate's Club! For one week, June 1-8, when you buy an organic t-shirt from Peters Path, 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Kate's Club. Simply choose Kate's Club at checkout once you've put your organic tees in your shopping cart. Why not get a comfy, stylish tee that helps children in need?