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Symbology Clothing Giveaway: Completed!

symbology-tank-giveawayWe hope you enjoyed learning about Symbology Clothing and browsing their beautiful, unique clothing. We love seeing such a modern take on classic artisan techniques like block printing!

The winner of this giveaway for a Symbology tank of her choice is Rachel! Be looking for an e-mail from us so we can get your size and style choice!

And of course, don’t forget to sign up to receive our posts by e-mail (upper right side of blog) and follow us over on Instagram at @DressWellDoGood. We post ethical outfits of the day, questions to our followers and more. We would love to have you join us as part of the conversation over there!

Giveaway and Company Profile: Symbology

Ellie-Symbology-TankSymbology is an ethical fashion label that fuses artisan textiles with fashion forward designs to bring authentic apparel to the boutique market. They bring a fresh spin to centuries-old artistic traditions by interpreting them into a modern, sexy collection. They envision fashion as a platform to empower the poor, preserve traditional arts and connect women worldwide. These one-of-a-kind pieces allow customers to invest in pieces that empower women across the globe.

Founder Marissa Heyl had an ‘aha’ moment in a small village in India, while researching her anthropology thesis project assessing the impact of fair trade on artisan women. She visited many women in slums and villages who touched her heart–not by how different their lives were from hers, but how much they shared in common as women. She met Gita, a young mother of three who was able to pay for her children to go to college through the money she made with her fair trade artisan group. As Marissa watched her embroider a mirrorwork tablecloth, she envisioned it as a beautiful dress. Hence the seed was planted for Symbology –a way for her to combine her lifelong passion for fashion design and women’s rights.

Symbology’s latest collection, Birds of a Feather (check out their lookbook here!), was inspired while Marissa worked with Chickasaw and Cherokee artists in Oklahoma. She drew influences from feather and bird motifs common in Native American traditions. The feather symbolizes wisdom and freedom. The bird represents a spiritual guide and is revered as a symbol of change. Additionally, as the well-known saying states, “birds of a feather flock together,” that those of us with a common vision are interconnected. Symbology aims to build a global community of women who view fashion as a platform to empower others and celebrate art.

You can understand why we are so excited to give away a tank top of your choice today! Symbology’s beautiful hand block printed tanks are each pieces of art. They are a versatile layering piece as we transition into cooler weather.

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Please enter to win your choice of Symbology tank top by using the giveaway interface below. You can enter once a day with the Facebook and Twitter entry options, so come back and enter again to raise your chances of winning! Contest ends at Midnight CST on Sunday, November 1st. Good luck!

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Giveaway ends Sunday, November 1st at 11:59 PM CST. Open to Residents of the US only. Winner will be selected by Random.org and be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. The product offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary. Our opinions are our own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to thinkliz.com and thinkliz.com alone. We do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

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Sudara Goods Giveaway: Completed!

Sudara-Goods-PunjammiesWe hope you enjoyed learning about Sudara Goods, another great company that is committed to helping others and making beautiful products! We know we are planning on picking up some of their comfy pajama bottoms as Christmas gifts for our friends and families this year!

The winner of this giveaway for Prasaana Full Length Punjammies is Katelyn! Be looking for an e-mail from us so we can get your size!

And of course, don’t forget to sign up to receive our posts by e-mail (upper right side of blog) and follow us over on Instagram at @DressWellDoGood. We post ethical outfits of the day, questions to our followers and more. We would love to have you join us as part of the conversation over there!

Giveaway and Company Profile: Sudara

Sudara-Punjammies-blog-planningThis brand has a very special place in my heart, as it was one of the first brands that I learned about that were making a social impact in the world and radically changing the lives of women. The photo to the left shows Ellie and me in the Sudara lounge pants that we own. They are some of the most beautiful and comfortable pants that we own and we love telling the story behind these beautifully printed lounge pants.

In 2005, Sudara founder Shannon Keith took a trip to India that opened her eyes to a tragedy occurring daily to women and girls throughout the country. She could hardly believe what she witnessed in India’s Red Light Districts—modern day slavery. Shannon listened to story after story of young girls being sold into the sex trade by their families, orphans picked up off the street by pimps, and even young mothers just trying to get enough money to feed their children. Many were held against their will. Others were trapped by economic poverty. Worst of all were the stories of those who managed to escape the brothels only to return due to social stigma and having no other means to survive.

Sudara-Punjammies-Prasaana-FullShannon returned home and gathered friends to help do something about it. The team knew that without safe, steady employment, these women stood little chance of surviving outside of the brothels. They identified a group of like-minded partners in India who were compelled to work together with any women looking for a way out of the Red Light Districts. Together, the team created a simple pattern that could be used to teach anyone wanting to learn how to sew.

In 2006, Sudara hired the first 6 employees in their first-ever sewing center partnership and began teaching each woman the skills needed to become seamstresses and their first pair of PUNJAMMIES™ loungewear was produced. Stitch by stitch, the women gained confidence not only in their newfound trade, but also in their newfound hope and freedom. Since that time, the relationships have grown into multiple sewing center partnerships and hundreds of women gaining a new community and safe place to work and heal.

Let’s get right down to it: No human being should be owned by anyone, anywhere, for any reason- ever. It really is that simple. Sudara is passionate about India- where some of the highest estimates of slavery and sex-trafficking anywhere in the world are reported. And while it may seem overwhelming, they are hopeful because they are seeing how safe, sustainable jobs are making a way for women to make their way out of the trade- and stay out. PUNJAMMIES™ are inspired by the beauty, colors and textures seen throughout the local culture and are crafted by brave women in the community who wish to remain free from the trade they escaped.

I think you can probable see why we are so excited to be giving away a pair of these wide legged, 100% cotton Prasaana Full Length Punjammies. They are beautiful, and provide so much hope. Read the beautiful story of Prasaana – the woman who gave her name to these pants. And also, don’t forget to check out their kids pjs and the pjs for men! These would make great gifts as they are very reasonably priced.

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Please enter to win the Prasaana Full Length Lounge Pants by using the giveaway interface below. You can enter once a day with the Facebook and Twitter entry options, so come back and enter again to raise your chances of winning! Contest ends at Midnight CST on Sunday, October 19th. Good luck!

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Giveaway ends Sunday, October 19th at 11:59 PM CST. Open to Residents of the US only. Winner will be selected by Random.org and be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. The product offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary. Our opinions are our own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to thinkliz.com and thinkliz.com alone. We do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

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Slumlove Sweater Company Giveaway: Completed

slum-love-sweater-company-giveawayWe are so excited to live in a city that is home to so many amazing businesses that are looking to impact the people in this world for good. It’s one of many reasons we love living in Austin! We hope you have enjoyed learning more about Slum Love Sweater Company. Keep an eye on them – they have some great things coming up!

The winner is Tara Michelle! Be looking for an e-mail from us so we can get your address and item that you would like!

And of course, don’t forget to sign up to receive our posts by e-mail (upper right side of blog) and follow us over on Instagram at @DressWellDoGood. We post ethical outfits of the day, questions to our followers and more. We would love to have you join us as part of the conversation over there!

Giveaway and Company Profile: Slum Love Sweater Company

ava-darnell-slum-love-sweater-companyContinuing with our theme of ‘we love our city’, we bring you yet another incredible social enterprise that is based right here in the ATX.

Ava Darnell is the founder of Slumlove Sweater Company, an ethically-made clothing line that provides stylish and quality products for men and women. She started Slumlove Sweater Company as a way to combine two great passions in her life: Fashion and Africa. Ava’s favorite part of her job is getting to work alongside talented women in Africa, utilizing their gifts to help provide a better life for their families.

Slumlove began when Ava was 4, over 20 years ago, when her parents took her to Africa for the first time. She fell in love with the magic and beauty that she encountered there, so much so, that Africa naturally became a regular part of her life.

Kibera-Kenya-SlumAt the root, Slumlove was founded as a way to help raise funds for a non-profit that provides scholarships for children living in Kibera, one of the world’s largest slums located in Kenya. Working with the people of Kibera to create a more sustainable community, Ava met Clare, a single mother who makes sweaters for a living. After hearing Clare’s story, Slumlove was truly born.

Now, in it’s second year, Slumlove sells high quality, stylish sweaters and other clothing. And while they are still raising funds for their friends in Kibera, they have grown to be a place that provides inspiration for the socially-conscious consumer.

Learn even more about Slumlove Sweater Company in the article that appeared recently in Darling Magazine.

And here’s the best doozy. We are giving away one of ANYTHING from their website. Go back, read that sentence again. Yep, anything. So go drool over the items and then come right on back and enter the giveaway!

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Please enter to win any item on the Slumlove Sweater Company website by using the giveaway interface below. You can enter once a day with the Facebook and Twitter entry options, so come back and enter again to raise your chances of winning! Contest ends at Midnight CST on Sunday, October 4th. Good luck!

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Giveaway ends Sunday, October 4th at 11:59 PM CST. Open to Residents of the US only. Winner will be selected by Random.org and be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. The product offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary. Our opinions are our own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to thinkliz.com and thinkliz.com alone. We do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

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Mitscoots Giveaway: Completed!

mitscoots-giveaway-winnerWe love that there are so many Austin businesses that are looking to impact the people in this world for good. It’s one of many reasons we love living in Austin! We hope you have enjoyed learning more about Mitscoots and have taken a moment to check out their Kickstarter Campaign so they can reach even more people with beanies + scarves + gloves.

The winner of the three women’s socks is Dee Johnson! Be looking for an e-mail from us so we can get your address!

And of course, don’t forget to sign up to receive our posts by e-mail (upper right side of blog) and follow us over on Instagram at @DressWellDoGood. We post ethical outfits of the day, questions to our followers and more. We would love to have you join us as part of the conversation over there!

 

 

Giveaway and Company Profile: Mitscoots

mitscoots-AliseWe have another Austin based social enterprise favorite to share with you. (Can you tell we LOVE our city?) Mitscoots is on a mission to make the best American made gear while outfitting and employing the transitioning homeless. Their products are manufactured in North Carolina, New Jersey, and New York and packaged in Austin, Texas. Their gear lasts because it’s designed for the needs of those that may have to wear it for days on end. For each pair of socks they sell (and they have men’s, women’s, kids, and babies), they give a pair away to someone in need. Get + Give + Employ. Awesome.

But on top of that, they are expanding their reach beyond socks! You can become a #MitscootsMaker by contributing to their Kickstarter Campaign to expand to Beanies + Scarves + Gloves. Check out these beauties and consider contributing to their campaign:

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Today, we get to give away three of their beautiful pairs of women’s socks. If you guys know me in real life, you know I have a thing for crazy socks. Well we are giving away two pairs of colorful socks, the Alise and the Delaney and one pair of lovely tan boot socks, the Natalia. Because fall. It’s coming.

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Please enter to win 3 women’s socks by using the giveaway interface below. You can enter once a day with the Facebook and Twitter entry options, so come back and enter again to raise your chances of winning! Contest ends at Midnight CST on Sunday, September 21st. Good luck!

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Giveaway ends Sunday, September 21st at 11:59 PM CST. Open to Residents of the US only. Winner will be selected by Random.org and be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. The product offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary. Our opinions are our own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to thinkliz.com and thinkliz.com alone. We do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

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Elegantees Giveaway: Completed!

elegantees-giveaway-winnerAren’t you guys so inspired by the work that Elegantees does? And their basic tees and dresses are versatile and easy to wear

The winner of one Elegantees shirts is Khue Do! Be looking for an e-mail from us to get your style and size!

But wait! There’s more. You can still get 10% off any purchase with the code ‘DressWellDoGood’!  

And of course, don’t forget to sign up to receive our posts by e-mail (upper right side of blog) and follow us over on Instagram at @DressWellDoGood. We post ethical outfits of the day, questions to our followers and more. We would love to have you join us as part of the conversation over there!

Giveaway & Company Profile: Elegantees

elegantees-chelsea-teeIt’s time for us to share another of our favorites with you all: Elegantees. Their products are beautiful, versatile, accessible, and affordable. But wait until you hear about their true mission!

Elegantee’s mission is to provide hope to victims of sex trafficking through providing sewing work.

They provide a positive source of income that reinforces independence, a healthy self-image, and confidence restores lives one elegant tee at a time.

Their seamstresses are located in Nepal, a beautiful kingdom between China and India with mountains and countryside. It’s also one of the least developed countries in the world and ranks high for sex trafficking. Thankfully, The Nepali Rescue Project, the organization that Elegantees partners with, finds and returns over 20,000 victims of trafficking each year.

The best way to reduce trafficking significantly is to reduce the vulnerability.

Poverty is the leading cause for many women and children to be pulled into it. The sewing center in Nepal is where they aim to employ hundreds. They are paid fairly, and it provides a meaningful way to live.

We are lucky to be giving away one tee of the winner’s choice on the blog! That’s right, the winner gets to pick out a shirt of their choice from Elegantees and it will be shipped to them at no cost! Additionally, we are giving ALL of our readers 10% off any purchase with the code DressWellDoGood! 

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Please enter to win the tee of your choice by using the giveaway interface below. You can enter once a day with the Facebook and Twitter entry options, so come back and enter again to raise your chances of winning! Contest ends at Midnight CST on Sunday, September 7th. Good luck!

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Giveaway ends Sunday, September 7th at 11:59 PM CST. Open to Residents of the US only. Winner will be selected by Random.org and be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. The product offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary. Our opinions are our own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to thinkliz.com and thinkliz.com alone. We do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

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