When you buy a hand-woven scarf from Global Girlfriend, you’re not only getting a gorgeous addition to your wardrobe, you’re helping a woman in need. Global Girlfriend is an online boutique that sells high-quality, eco-friendly products made by women artisans who are facing challenges of poverty, illness and oppressive societies.

Stacey Edgar founded the company in 2003 with a $2,000 tax refund. She traveled the world visiting women and community organizations in India, Nepal, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Uganda and Kenya to source products that would translate into the US market.

Since then, hundreds of women’s lives have been changed. Each piece sold on the site is as unique as the woman who made it. Research shows that when we invest in women, women in turn invest in their families and communities, and everyone benefits. So, let’s go shopping!

Here are a few of the gorgeous handcrafted items you can get from the store:

 

Global Girlfriend Chevron Necklace

This chevron necklace was designed by Mata Traders in India.

 

Ugandan Washed Stripe Beach Bag

This beach bag is made from 100% Ugandan cotton by Gulu seamstresses.

 

Global Girlfriend Thistle Farms Body Butter

Thistle Farms body butter is handmade by women who have survived lives of violence, prostitution and addiction in Nashville, Tennessee.