Thursday, August 1, 2013

Loving... Global Style

One of the many things I love about traveling is picking up some unique handmade items. I'm not talking seashell mobiles or palm leaf hats. Nope, there are those rare moments you get lucky to come across that unique gem that not only fits with your style, but that you actually love. And because we can't all go on a trip every time we want a one-of-a-kind item, I am thankful to come across some beautiful, inspiring shops featuring stylish handmade goods. Check out these gems:

Global Style


So pretty, right? These shops not only have beautiful, fashionable products but beautiful, inspiring stories too. I think you need to meet them...

Dignify is a local (based in Calgary!) company who has curated amazing products from around the globe. They focus on selecting handmade goods made by real people and provide "dignity and livelihood to the person who crafted them". Shopping that makes you feel good and, in turn, helps others. I like that. And I love what Shelley is doing with her shop. I'm a huge, huge fan of these one-of-a-kind kantha blankets, hand crafted from old saris, they are so beautiful. I think I may need to cuddle up with one of these come fall (I know, don't hate me for mentioning fall!).

photo by anastasia photography

Interwoven was founded by the lovely Kera who lives in Abu Dhabi with her adorable family (seriously, this is a family of models). Constantly inspired by the beautiful textiles she found in her travels abroad, Kera shares her fancy finds with us in her shop. It's kind of like having your own personal overseas shopper! The fabrics are gorgeous (I'm partial to this rug) and would definitely add some character to any room.

interwoven
photo via interwoven

Lydali is another great shop, founded by friends Lydia and Ali, that shares beautiful, ethical products made from talented artisans from around the world. There are a ton of stylish products on their site and fantastic stories about the producers. It's so great to be able to connect these items to the actual people behind them. How cool are these colour blocked spoons?

lydali
photo via lydali

Please pop over and say hello to these sweet ladies! Happy shopping!

Christine

* note: this is not a sponsored post, I just think these shops are pretty great. 
* bonus: Lydali is kindly offering 15% off products with code 'JUSTBELLA15' and you can use code 'JUSTBELLA' for 20% off at Interwoven.

5 comments:

  1. Hey!!! This is fantastic! So fun to see what other shops are doing. Thanks for the mention. xo

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  2. gosh those are all so beautiful. great finds my friend!

    i think i may need one of those throws :)
    xoe

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  3. Global is good! I need those color blocked spoons in my life. You always find the best unique things, I swear!

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  4. I love this list of gorgeous global do-good things! Great finds :) That blanket looks super cozy, and I am thinking of fall too....this cool weather is tricking us!

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  5. We have a gorgeous kantha throw from Dignify. Love it! I hope we'll add another one to our collection this fall!

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