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January 29th, 2011

Dream Weavers

Check out these locally based companies who know how to turn a philanthropic profit.

How much good would a do-gooder do if a do-gooder did and looked good? Check out these locally based companies who know how to turn a philanthropic profit.

Look Good: Color your wardrobe with hand-woven scarves and shawls from Aldea Artisans, a favorite of the UT set. Think brightly colored weaves made of lightweight recycled chenille and all-natural cotton (pictured).
Do Good: Each fair trade purchase goes to support artisans from developing countries.

Look Good: The best you've ever done with an old tee is hand it down. The worker-bees at Open Arms turn recycled t-shirts into pillows, scarves and even toys for your puppy.
Do Good: The company primarily employs former refugee women at a living wage.

Look Good: A stylish, cozy in-flight look, and just as precious as your passport - snag a sweater wrap made from 100% Mongolian cashmere from Red Twist.
Do Good: Proceeds help give education aid to disadvantaged Chinese girls in remote mountain communities.

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