I cannot believe the end of summer is upon us; it seems like just yesterday that I began my internship at Global Goods Partners! It has been an amazing summer working in the GGP office and learning so much about this not-for-profit organization and the entire industry. Amidst everything that I have learned this summer, I’ve also had a lot of fun—especially when new products come in! All the interns have the wonderful chance to take a sneak peak at new items from around the world and offer our feedback to our supervisors. Now, we have this wonderful chance to share our favorites with you!
I adore tote bags. They’re cute and practical to carry everything you need to class, to a conference, on a small trip, or just everyday needs. This Summer Jute Tote from India is so sturdy—with a great design—that I can’t wait to use it! I can definitely carry my laptop in the bag, along with all my other essentials, and not be worried about the bag breaking. It’s bright colors make the bag stand out amongst all others, which is always a plus.
I used to be all about accessories—watches, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, etc.—but just recently stopped wearing everything to go for a more natural/simplified look. However, when these Guatemalan Bracelets came into the office, my love for jewelry was renewed. I eventually bought the set of five (5!) bracelets (two silver, three multi-color beads) and have worn them all summer (I literally have not removed them from my wrist since I purchased them). Some days I can stack on all five for a fun and colorful feel, or I can just wear the two silver ones to tone it down a bit. Either way, I have gotten so many compliments on these bracelets!
Lastly, when Joan—a co-founder of GGP—came to the office mid-July, she was wearing this great khaki dress with this Tie-Dye Scarf from Cambodia. It looked amazing! This scarf is so light that it can be wrapped multiple times around your neck without becoming bulky—a perfect neck accessory. It takes a very special and specific type of scarf to accomplish this look, but it can be done (for anyone) with this scarf. Or, I have found that you can wear the scarf a little more loosely and let it become a thicker, bold-statement type of necklace. It’s great for creating a neckline with a crew-neck shirt, dress, and more. This is another piece that I have incorporated into so many outfits; it’s a great pop of color without the weight of big necklaces.
Every time I use/wear these items, I’m reminded of Global Goods Partners’ great work around the world. I think of the women artisans working so diligently to produce beautiful items to create a better life for themselves and their family. Check out the website to choose your favorite products, especially for an upcoming birthday or the holidays that will be upon in just a few short months!