July 30th marks International Friendship Day, a day designated by the UN to "encourage governments, international organizations and civil society groups to hold events, activities and initiatives that contribute to the efforts of the international community towards promoting a dialogue among civilizations, solidarity, mutual understanding and reconciliation." One of our favorite ways to show our thanks to our friends is the classic friendship bracelet, and we have several ideas on the perfect bracelet to get your friends this year! Learn more about International Friendship Day by clicking here, and read on for some fair trade favors for your favorite pals!
In rural Guatemala, malnutrition is present in more than 50 percent in indigenous areas, and food insecurity is a pressing challenge. We created the Nutrition Bracelet to help tackle this issue. The purchase of this bracelet helps fund one year of nutritional, social and medical support for children in Guatemala.
Each bracelet gives something back to our partners' communities:
If your friends are especially passionate about health and nutrition, or if these bracelets happen to match their personal style, these will make the perfect gift!
If you have friends interested in helping areas of conflict, this Peacemaker Bracelet is perfect for them. Available in a variety of colors, the sale of the Peacemaker Bracelet supports Global Goods Partners and net proceeds are donated to Seeds of Peace, an organization that shares our dedication to coexistence and stability in conflict-torn regions.
Imagine a bracelet that changes the life of a Guatemalan rural family forever. With the purchase of each bracelet you provide a job and income for rural women in Guatemala, eager to feed and educate their children and partner. These bracelets help relieve the cost of providing clean water, healthy food, and a safe home for a woman and her family.
Our Th(E) Bracelet is perfect for the people in your life that are passionate about education. Every 16 purchases of these handmade bracelets support one year of education for girls in rural Guatemala. Make sure to check out our Men's Th(E) Bracelet here!