From its inception, Light Gives Heat has offered incomes for widows affected by the war in the northern part of Uganda, for the goods and wares that they handcraft. In turn, Light Gives Heat curates and produces media, products and, ultimately, movements that create a sense of hope for the future and builds an understanding that people all around the planet are using their creativity to make the world a better place.
“So for the past eight years we’ve offered incomes to over 120 families, week in and week out in Uganda. But … my real passion is to tell those stories through the relationships we build and see how they inspire people to live differently in America,” Dave Hansow, Light Gives Heat founder, told blogger Nathan Salley.
From repurposed bags made from saris in India to hand-painted, beaded headbands from Thailand, Light Gives Heat sells an array of wearables made by artisans in the third world.
These Rosettes are handcrafted in Haiti by braiding recycled cotton and coiling into delightfully colorful disks. Each Rosette comes with an alligator clip, allowing you to spice up your life by adding it to shoes, hats, belts, bags, headbands and baskets.
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No two Chikondi Twist Bracelets are the same, and that’s the best part of this whimsical creation.
They’re designed and handmade by Zambian women through the Clothed in Hope sewing training program. Chikondi (meaning “love” in Nyanja) bracelets are made from traditional chitenge fabric.
According to its website, donations are doubled Monday through Wednesday, so you can double your impact with your gift!