WWB February IDEAL FINDS Features Inspiration + Wisdom + Tools for Self Care & Living Life Well…

Feb 10, 2018 by



Happiness truly is the best decision you can ever make, and every cell in your body will thank you for it! February is the month we celebrate love, so this month WWB Ideal Finds is focusing on self-love and self-care. Everyone needs a little TLC, and sometimes we forget to give it to ourselves. Shopping is fun and temporarily feels good, but I hope when you decide to gift yourself, it will be something ideally good for your health, happiness and longevity. Happiness is a ultimately a mindset and different for us all, but everyone knows what personally feels good and doesn’t feel good. WWB’s featured Ideal Find book is sure to provide inspiration + wisdom + tools to get you thinking about what feels good for you. And get this…how pleasure can lengthen your life! A definite WWB Worthwhile read…

As always, I have specific criteria for Ideal Finds, so below are the conscious living values I followed for making this month’ selection for you.¬† Live life well and take good care of yourself. Because no-one can live your life as well as you! ūüėČ







  • Cruelty Free:¬†No animal was harmed or tested on
  • Sustainable & Eco-Friendly:¬†green, organic and sustainable
  • Beauty, Health & Wellness Without Compromise:¬†Free of harmful chemicals known to harm you
  • Socially Responsible:¬†Fairtrade and Social Mission Retail
  • Committed to Wellness Culture



  • Self Care:¬†Personal care products for calm, relaxation and empowerment
  • Conscious Beauty:¬†Meets one or more of the ‚Äėfeel good‚Äô criteria
  • Healthy Epicurean:¬†Edible treats and food with healthy and organic ingredients
  • Artisan Hand Made:¬†Beautifully Designed, Creatively Crafted, Useful & Enduring
  • Books & Inspirational Gifts:¬†Celebrating Wellness Wisdom, Lifestyle & Culture







WWB Feels Good Check List: Cruelty Free, Beauty, Health & Wellness Without Compromise, Committed to Wellness Culture

Mask ‚Äď 3 ways to supercharge your skin

  • Deep Detoxing Facial-at-Home:¬†Take a dollop of the mask and warm between your fingers. After warming, apply a generous layer on your dry face and let it sit for 10 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water with gentle movements. It works as a face mask and exfoliating detoxer, leaving skin cleansed, nourished and glowing. We recommend this application for especially rough feeling days.
  • Light Refreshment: Mix a dollop of the mask in your hand with 1-2 drops of water before application and then apply to dry face. Remove the mask with warm water after 10 minutes. This application is ideal for an instant glow and a quick pick me up.
  • Powerhouse Facial: Add a drop of (a pump full of)¬†Essential Radiance Serum¬†to the mask and mix it well before application. Apply to dry face and let it do its magic for 10-15 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water. Add¬†Essential Radiance Serum¬†‚Ästbeauty equivalent of a shot of espresso,- into your mask turn it¬†into a high-performance facial to deliver radiance and smoothness gently to reveal a fresher, more vibrant skin ‚Äď instantly.

See the Illustrated Guide for all these 3 Honeyactive Beauty Mask applications here.

AveSeena Ideal Values:AveSeena products are all allergy tested, Dermatologist approved; PETA and Leaping Bunny certified: cruelty-free;¬†EWG Verified¬†TM¬†¬†for your health and vegetarian.¬†H-free ‚ÄstMade with safer ingredients: Free of any unwanted chemical additives such as endocrine disrupting chemicals (parabens, phthalates) SLS, artificial fragrance and artificial dyes.”



Shibori Chic Comforter Set


WWB Feels Good Check List: Sustainable & Eco-Friendly, Beauty, Health & Wellness Without Compromise, Socially Responsible, Committed to Wellness Culture

FOUND ON AMAZON¬†and other major retail outlets like Macy’s and Bed, Bath and Beyond

Shibori Chic Comforter Set: The ancient art of Japanese hand-dying comes alive in this Shibori Chic collection. A diagonal print across the top of bed is complimented by unique standard shams in saturated indigo blues.The shell is made of 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, and the fill of the comforter is made from recycled polyester certified to the Global Recycling Standard for a truly sustainable sleep experience.

Coordinating euro shams and decorative pillows are available separately. Machine Washable.

Under the Canopy Ideal Values:¬†“We hold ourselves to the highest standards of sustainability. For us, protecting the earth is an obligation, not a business model. That’s why Under the Canopy adheres to six kinds of certifications. Together, those certifications prevent the use of harmful substances, reduce resource and energy waste, and support worker welfare. So you can rest assured knowing that every purchase from us truly makes an impact.”

Books & Inspirational Gifts

Feeling Good is Good For You. Long before there was “The Telomere Effect’ a recent Pulitzer prize winning book there was this thought provoking¬† book. I did a Q&A with the author of the Telomere Effect and you can learn all about the very important research on ‘teleomeres’ and why it matters so much to your health and longevity. My featured Ideal Find today is a book published long before ‘The Telomere Effect’ and focuses specifically on how pleasure can boost your immune system. It offers tips and inspiration for boosting your mood and quality of life. Everything in this book will most certainly lengthen your teleomeres. Longer telomeres equal a healthier and longer life! For all my Healthy Epicurean followers, this book is for you! Eat, play and love and you will be on your way to feeling good. Just remember that Epicurus himself believed everything in moderation was the secret to overall wellness! ūüėČ

WWB FEELS GOOD CHECK LIST: Committed to Wellness Culture. Need I say more?

Amazon Introduction: What excites and inspires you, tickles your funny bone, fills you with awe, or just generally makes you feel good? For health reasons we might never have fathomed, you need to be doing much more of it–each and every day.

For more than 18 years, Dr. Carl Charnetski and Dr. Francis Brennan have been performing extensive studies on the immune system and how factors such as music, sex, laughter, pets, optimism, and pessimism affect it. Their breakthrough research supports the notion that everyday pleasures cause a measurable increase in your body’s ability to fight disease.


Vitamin D Inflammation - Device Mockup - Phone and Box

EverlyWell Modern Lab Testing 

WWB FEELS GOOD CHECK LIST:  Committed to Wellness Culture

WWB SPECIAL NOTE: The future of wellness culture is in personalized medicine and wellness. It’s great to be well informed and empowered to take care of our own health and bio-individuality, but there is one important wise tip I would like to personally share. Any tests that you take independently and not through a traditional lab-test requested by your doctor, should be shared with your doctor. Self empowerment is good, self-diagnosing not so good! Doctors are trained to read lab results and can help you understand the result of a test in context with your complete health profile. I would also suggest always getting a copy of your own lab report at any lab you go to, so you can begin to examine your results and discuss personally with your doctor. Learn more about your own bio-chemistry!

I would research companies like this and make sure they are reputable. As you can see at their site, this lab company has been covered by a number of large media outlets. What I like about this lab company is they clearly state the following. “The tests we offer are not intended to diagnose or treat disease, or to substitute for a physician’s consultation. For regulatory reasons, our tests are not available in MD, NJ, NY, and RI.”

EverlyWell Ideal Values:¬†“EverlyWell is placing the lab testing process into your hands. With our convenient at-home sample collection process and your results delivered to you on our secure platform in just days – it has never been easier to take control of your health. Our easy-to-read results visualize exactly what the test results are telling you and how they could be affecting your health. We provide detailed information on all of our markers and links to additional information so you can make the best choices for a healthy life.”

Artisan Hand Made





WWB FEEL GOOD CHECK LIST: Sustainable & Eco-Friendly, Beauty, Health & Wellness Without Compromise, Committed to Wellness Culture

Special Note from Copper H2o:¬†“We are sorry to say that many other sellers falsely claim to sell pure copper water bottles that are actually plain metal bottles plated with copper. The copper plating will start to rub off these bottles after only a few months of use. Many of our customers came to us and bought one of our pure copper water bottles after having a bad experience with one of these sellers. While these sellers are able to offer their bottles for sale at a lower price than our bottles, beware ‚Äď they are not the real thing!”

COPPER H20 Ideal Values: “Drinking water stored in a copper water bottle has amazing health benefits and is widely recommended by health experts. Water stored in a copper vessel (which is known as ‚Äútamra jal‚ÄĚ in Ayurvedic medicine) balances the three doshas in your body (vata, kapha and pitta) by gently infusing the water with the positive health properties of copper. Water stored in a copper vessel will also become¬†natural alkaline water, which helps balance your body‚Äôs pH levels. Accordingly, our bottles are also natural alkaline water bottles. Our water bottles are handcrafted with pride by skilled artisans using traditional techniques. Each of our bottles is shaped from a single sheet of pure copper with no joints or seams, and capped with a beautiful leak-proof cap made of pure copper and a food-safe seal. As a result, our bottles are of exceptional quality. We are proud to say that this may be the last water bottle you own!”

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WWB 2017 ‘Ideal Finds’ Holiday Gift List…Giving Has Never Felt So Good!

Dec 2, 2017 by


Tis the season for giving! I am excited to share my WWB Holiday Ideal Finds with you! After attending exciting trade shows this past year featuring products in beauty, health and wellness, I have discovered some wonderful ‘Ideal Finds’ sure to make your gift giving inspiring and memorable. Always trying to keep things simple, this year you can discover WWB Ideal Finds organized by categories such as self-care, healthy epicurean, conscious beauty and artisan hand made. This will help you choose gifts easily that will match personal interests in wellness lifestyle and culture.

Gifts should feel good to the giver and the receiver, and the best feeling of goodness is knowing your gift was produced with conscious ideals and values. Below is WWB’s ‘feels good’ check list for conscious giving, and this will help you cultivate your personal gift list thoughtfully.¬† Happy holiday giving and remember to put some positive vibes and good¬†intention into your gift giving. It’s great to shop consciously, but what really matters is bringing joy to the person you are gifting! Have a healthy and happy holiday season…





  • Cruelty Free:¬†No animal was harmed or tested on
  • Sustainable & Eco-Friendly:¬†green, organic and sustainable
  • Beauty, Health & Wellness Without Compromise:¬†Free of harmful chemicals known to harm you
  • Socially Responsible: Fairtrade and Social Mission Retail




  • Self Care: Personal care products for calm and relaxation
  • Conscious Beauty: Meets one or more of the ‘feel good’ criteria
  • Healthy Epicurean: Edible treats and food with healthy and organic ingredients
  • Artisan Hand Made:¬†Beautifully Designed, Creatively Crafted, Useful & Enduring
  • Books & Inspirational Gifts: Celebrating Wellness Wisdom, Lifestyle & Culture










Little Moon Relax-Gift-Set2

Little Moon Essentials

WWB Feels Good Check List: Cruelty Free, Eco-Friendly

Purchase Relax Gift Set Shown 

Also Little Moon Sleep Gifts Set found on Amazon

“All of our products¬†are made with extra attention, love, and care. All ingredients and packaging¬†are certified and planet friendly. Our priority is to provide the highest¬†quality products by avoiding machinery and using our hands from start to¬†finish. We believe in the conservation of the environment and respecting all¬†beings, including our furry friends. ¬†We do not engage with companies that¬†test on animals. We take great care in considering and exploring our sources,¬†as well as timing and harvesting of our 100% pure and natural¬†ingredients.”





WWB Favorite: Gimme A Break¬†¬†Gimme A Break‚ĄĘ hand and body lotion is a lemon scented fusion of refreshing sweetness that will help restore yourself from exhaustion and stress. This will give you the energy and spirit it takes to face all of your worldly challenges.













Elements Truffles 

WWB Feels Good Check List: Socially Responsible, Healthy Epicurean Inspired

“Our chocolates are made¬†with the purest ingredients and intention to spread happiness and love. Our body is made up of five elements –¬†Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether.¬†Ayurveda superfoods help balance these¬†elements and bring about a sense of happiness and peace.”

Purchase Gift Set


“We take no shortcuts. Our purest ingredients have been selected from Fair Trade manufacturers that fiercely¬†align with our philosophy.
Cacao : Made from finest quality Criollo beans from Peru
Honey : Extracted ethically from hard working local honey bees of New Jersey.”

IMG_E9121WWB Favorite: Elements Truffles Drinking Hot Chocolate Mix Infused with Tumeric. Stock up for the holiday season! Delicious and healthy!

Savor the Best of Tea

This new tea set with delicate illustrations features a selection of 10 single single-estate teas, handpicked to introduce you to the diverse range of teas around the world. It is provided with an introduction book to tastings.

“Since it was established,¬† Palais des Th√©s has maintained a constant presence on the ground, forming lasting relations with growers built on trust and friendship. The environment, sustainable development and fair trade are priority issues for Palais des Th√©s.”

WWB Feels Good Check List: Socially responsible
 WWB Favorite: Paris for Him. Paris for Her Duo Set  Perfect for the couple throwing the holiday soiree!












¬†“Since 2009, Thesis has been¬†run by a family of happy vegetarians dedicated to the development of truly organic and natural skin care products at accessible price points. Our goal is helping people with all different skin types achieve healthy-looking, glowing¬†skin.

We took it upon ourselves to develop skincare products that will give you peace of mind and confidence that it’s the best nature has created.”


Here is what you can always count on:

  • Premium certified organic ingredients
  • Formulas that actually work
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Eco-friendly packaging
  • No synthetics. No fillers. No gimmicks.

WWB Feels Good Check List: Cruelty Free, Eco-Friendly, Without Compromise, Socially Responsible



¬†WWB FAVORITE:¬†Thesis¬†Makeup Remover Rosemary Citrus¬†Dissolves makeup and dirt with the power of certified organic oils and contains absolutely nothing synthetic, irritating or harmful for your skin. You face feels clean, hydrated and fresh. Made from¬†Organic Ingredients ‚ÄĘ Gluten-free¬†‚ÄĘ Non-GMO¬†‚ÄĘ Preservative-free¬†‚ÄĘ Vegan ‚ÄĘ Hypoallergenic ‚ÄĘ Made from U.S and Imported materials
Purchase Thesis Product on Amazon





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‘Design Inspired by Living Well’
“To some, living well means spending quality time with friends and family.¬† To others, it means having a passion to create.¬† At Stak Ceramics, we believe that living well means both.¬† We also believe that living well means eating good food, laughing with each other, and supporting each other‚Äôs dreams.¬† We are inspired by the small things in life that often get overlooked.¬† We draw inspiration from exploring nature, travelling, and interacting with the people we encounter in life.¬† We continually seek out new techniques and processes to further develop our work.¬† Our products are designed to add organization, convenience and style to the well lived life.¬† Everything Stak Ceramics designs and produces is done with great care in Pittsburgh, PA.¬† We are proud to offer products that are made in the USA and available worldwide.” ~Myles & Heather Geyman
WWB Feels Good Check List: Supports Artisans, Useful
sproutwhiteplantWWB FAVORITE: The Stak Ceramics Sprout Planter Dock   is a fantastic way to brighten up your home or work space with a touch of color and life.  The white planter is the perfect size for most succulents or other small plants.






Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

( WWB FALL BOOK WISE PICK 2017 —Read Q&A with Author Here)

‚ÄúOnly¬†staying¬†active¬†will¬†make¬†you¬†want¬†to¬†live¬†a¬†hundred¬†years.‚Ä̬†‚ÄĒJapanese proverb

AMAZON OVERVIEW: According to the Japanese, everyone has an¬†ikigai‚ÄĒa reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world‚Äôs longest-living people, finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Having a strong sense of¬†ikigai‚ÄĒthe place where passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersect‚ÄĒmeans that each day is infused with meaning. It‚Äôs the reason we get up in the morning. It‚Äôs also the reason many Japanese never really retire (in fact there‚Äôs no word in Japanese that means¬†retirein the sense it does in English): They remain active and work at what they enjoy, because they‚Äôve found a real purpose in life‚ÄĒthe happiness of always being busy.




Lagom: The Swedish Art of Living Well

( WWB Fall 2017 Book Wise Pick–Read Q&A with Author Here)

Amazon Overview: As the Swedish proverb goes,¬†‘Lagom √§r b√§st’¬†(The right amount is best). Lagom sums up the Swedish psyche and is the reason why Sweden is one of the happiest countries in the world with a healthy work-life balance and high standards of living.

Lagom is a way of living that promotes harmony. It celebrates fairness, moderation and being satisfied with and taking proper care of what you’ve got, including your well-being, relationships, and possessions. It’s not about having too little or too much but about fully inviting contentment into our lives through making optimal decisions.

Who better than Lola A. Åkerström to be your lagom guide? Sweden-based Lola is an award-winning writer, photographer , and editor-in-chief of Slow Travel Stockholm and she offers us a unique vantage point when it comes to adopting elements of a lagom lifestyle.

Full of insights and beautiful photographs, taken by Lola herself, this authentic book will help you make small, simple changes to your every day life – whether that’s your diet, lifestyle, money, work or your home – so you can have a more balanced way of living filled with contentment.

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WWB Wisdom Wrap: Everything’s Coming Up Roses! Ideal Finds to Springify Your Life…

Apr 1, 2016 by


It’s April the 1st, and Spring has officially sprung. With all the gloomy and scary news swirling around lately, I thought you might enjoy a little Flower inspiration to springify your life. To kick our WISDOM WRAP off, I share a lovely quote by Miranda Kerr. I think it’s a perfect metaphor to remind us all to be comfortable in our own skin. Spring is in the air in many parts of the world, and below are IDEAL FINDS that will bring beautiful flowers into your home and your travel plans. Have a lovely April weekend World Wise Beauty!




BOOK CATEGORY: ¬†‘Bringing Nature Home’ by Ngoc Minh Ngo ( arrangements by Nicolette Owen)

IDEAL FIND: ¬†DIY and Educational. Beautiful photography from cover to cover. Ideal gift for Mother’s Day.

Unlike most flower-arrangement books, which rely on expensive and often nonseasonal flowers from florists, this book presents an alternative that is in line with the ‚Äúback to nature‚ÄĚ movement. This is the first volume to showcase how to be inspired by nature‚Äôs seasonal bounty and bring that nature into the home through floral arrangements.

From the well-known lifestyle photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo and Nicolette Owen of Brooklyn’s Little Flower School, Bringing Nature Home presents a portfolio of unique and original floral arrangements directly inspired by the seasons and the local environment, with sources ranging from farmers’ market offerings to the backyard garden. Presented through lush photography that also showcases the beautiful interiors the arrangements are created for, this is as much a decorating tome as it is a floral-arrangement guide.

A how-to section offers advice on the selection, trimming, and care of the arrangements and on repurposed and unique containers, making this book practical as well as inspiring.






¬† ¬† ¬†‘Celebrate Spring at These Spectacular Flower Festivals

Around the World’

                                                                                               ( excerpt from Architectural Digest)

Architectural Digest Photo

TRAVEL WISE:  Wonderful travel piece from Architectural Digest for my Flowerista Followers ready to travel the world!

IDEAL FIND:  Inspiration for your travel bucket-list. Follow the Flower Festivals! Plan a trip with loved one, friends or your mother!

AD EXCERPT: From D.C. to Kyoto, signs of¬†spring¬†are all around. Cities and towns across the world are ushering in the fairest of the seasons with¬†flower¬†festivals, shows, and parades. There are cherry blossoms in both the U.S. and Japan, colorful¬†tulip fields¬†in Holland, fragrant rose gardens in Oregon, lilacs on picturesque Mackinac Island in Lake Huron, and delicate apple blossoms in the Shenandoah Valley. You don‚Äôt have to be a horticulturist to partake in the festivities‚ÄĒjust show up and smell the roses. You might even get some landscaping ideas for your own home.

New York Botanical Garden

America’s Best Botanical Gardens

TRAVEL CATEGORY: In addition to Flower Festivals, we can’t forget beautiful Botanical Gardens often found in our own regions where we live. Thanks to our friends over at PRO FLOWERS¬† I can share this fantastic list of the 25 Best Botanical Gardens here in the United States. Indulge in a little flower-power and make your next road trip a visit to your local Botanical Garden.

IDEAL FIND: Another ideal trip to take with your Mom for Mother’s Day! And for those seeking some solitude, I can personally say having been to many Botanical Gardens around the world, sometimes on my own, they are the best places to clear out the cob-webs in your brain and ‘just be’ with the flowers! ~Lauroly

PROFLOWERS EXCERPT: Botanical gardens are a great way to escape from the city, unwind and enjoy all that nature has to offer. From beautiful flowers to pristine plant life, botanical gardens are sure to amaze turn after turn. If you want to immerse yourself in the wonder of nature, be amazed by the intriguing shapes and colors of exotic plants, and learn about the roots of local history, then schedule a trip to one of the top botanical gardens in the United States.

After surveying the fascinating landscape of botanical gardens throughout the country, we’ve chosen these 25 based on select criteria: number and variety of plants, uniqueness of the collections, commitment to preserving regional habitats and highlighting local flora, and how each garden’s staff engage the public with arts, culture and educational programs.

These amazing attractions earned high marks across the board. We hope you enjoy exploring our top picks.

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Be Blissfully Comfortable in Your Own Skin–Enter to Win the World Wise Beauty ‘Summer Bliss’ Giveaway

Jul 23, 2015 by

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Happy Summer World Wise Beauties!

I am so excited to present this special giveaway opportunity to you! I created this giveaway contest, because I wanted
more people to learn about ‘A Field Guide to Happiness’, WWB’s¬†‘Book Wise Club’ selection. It’s the perfect book to take to the beach or summer cabin. This got me thinking how wonderful it would be, to have a ¬†‘Summer Bliss Kit’ to take with you, on your weekend getaway along with this enlightening book.

What should be in a Summer Bliss Kit? Well, definitely things that will soothe the Mind, Body & Spirit. I thought about the ‘Ideal Finds’ I discovered over the last year, and this inspired me to create the perfect Summer Bliss Kit! All the “Ideal Finds’ I included in the ‘Summer Bliss’ Giveaway will create a little bliss in your day wherever you may roam. I hope you enter to win and share the bliss giveaway contest with someone who would appreciate the kit too!¬†Link to contest:¬†https://gleam.io/fb/XANXS

Below are the details on how to enter the giveaway and a list of all the wonderful products you will receive along with the travel memoir book. There will be 5 winners! Good luck to you all!

This wise quote from Confucius is one I remind myself of all the time.
‘No Matter Where You Go…There You Are’. What I also like to add to that wisdom is, “so you might as well be blissful!” Wishing you many blissful days, this summer, and always.




World Wise Beauty ‘Summer Bliss’ Giveaway

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WWB’s Weekly Wisdom Wrap: Mothers, Daughters & Aunties Around the World Creating Beauty and Finding Freedom…

May 8, 2015 by

¬†Mother’s Day is this Sunday in America, and I think this Week’s Wisdom Wrap is just a perfect time to share these wonderful companies created by women and for women. There are many ‘values and ideals’ surrounding conscious consumerism and it is difficult to navigate all the issues surrounding the ‘production’ of things manufactured around the world. So rather than bombard you with all the controversial issues of industrialized manufacturing, I’d like to share some options that I think just might make you feel better about shopping for beautiful gifts. Actually you will feel really good because you’ll be contributing to the empowerment of talented women around the world. When we say ‘Pay it Forward’ you are literally doing just that.

You may have heard the term ‘Fair Trade’,¬† but just in case you are unsure
about exactly what this is,¬†let me enlighten you…

Simply stated, Fair Trade is a commitment to trade practices that are fair and equitable. It is an ‘ethical’ approach to sourcing products from communities ( often women led), so they can receive a fair living wage, safe working conditions, healthcare, education, financial assistance, and most importantly opportunity to create a life for themselves and their family. Doesn’t that sound good? ¬†This is an ideal alternative to sweat shops and factory made manufacturing. This is also a way for consumers to use their ‘purchasing power’ to help empower women around the world. Fair Trade is now in an explosive growth period and you will find many conscious companies ( often smaller entrepreneurs) creating companies around this business model.

This week I introduce you to two inspiring companies, doing a world of good led by wise women. WorldFinds is a pioneer in Fair Trade and is a wholesaler. You can’t purchase directly from them but you can find numerous retailers around the country who carry their products. For example right in my area is a lovely boutique called ‘Ten Thousand Villages’ and they offer many beautiful products, I am sure come from WorldFinds. I wanted to profile the wholesale company first so you could understand the supply chain and grasp the altruistic concept of Fair Trade. The other company Sudara ( formerly known as International Princess Project) I am profiling is fairly new but has recently re-branded. I think you will love what you discover on their site and you can still order a gift for Mother’s Day! At the very least, you will have discovered a beautiful ‘shop’ for future gifts and indulgences for yourself, that will feel good in your heart and on your body. Remember, the women who are creating these beautiful products for you are ‘mothers, daughters and aunties’ and your purchase is giving them a gift of freedom. Doesn’t get any more beautiful than that…






Affirming that fair trade, fashion, and longevity can coalesce, WorldFinds is celebrating fifteen years of successfully combining on-trend style with improving lives. They design, import, and wholesale fair trade gifts, jewelry and women’s accessories. For example in my area there is a beautiful shop called Ten Thousands Villagesand they carry the amazing gifts and accessories that are probably sourced from WorldFinds. Google Fair Trade shops in your neighborhood and you will find a world of beauty and good! WorldFinds is a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation since 2001, and partners with socially responsible artisan groups to ensure fair wages for the low-income artisans it supports. What I think is key, is they put equal emphasis on improving the artisans communities,, preserving cultural traditions, alleviating poverty and eradicating sweat shop child labor. This to me, is a true business model creating ‘Wellness Culture’.

SUDARA…Made from Hope, Made for Comfort



You may already be familiar with one of Sudara’s popular brands ‘Punjammies’. I have shared on WWB’s Facebook and they have received press from all the major women’s fashion magazines, because they are ‘that beautiful’. But beyond the beauty of their products is their beautiful mission. Read on…

In 2005, Sudara founder Shannon Keith took a trip to India that opened her eyes to a tragedy occurring daily to women and girls throughout the country. She could hardly believe what she witnessed in India‚Äôs Red Light Districts‚ÄĒmodern day slavery. Shannon listened to story after story of young girls being sold into the sex trade by their families, orphans picked up off the street by pimps, and even young mothers just trying to get enough money to feed their children. Many were held against their will. Others were trapped by economic poverty. Worst of all were the stories of those who managed to escape the brothels only to return due to social stigma and having no other means to survive. Prior to 2015 her project was called ‘The International Princess Project’ and now she has fully re-branded to ‘Sudara’. The brand Sudara is a tribute to the Indian word Sundara which means ‘beautiful’.

It is hard to believe that modern day slavery still exists.

Sometimes you just feel so helpless when you hear about the horrendous crimes, and you think to yourself, ‘how can shopping for ‘clothes’ help these poor women’? I ask you to read more about the Sudara program and their conscious business model, and you will understand how economic empowerment, positive alliances, and education is all connected to your purchase. Never underestimate the power of conscious consuming’ because you are indeed helping and making a difference in the lives of many women.


Now let’s get to the beautiful fashion forward products that are just gorgeous gifts for Mom and a delightful treat for yourself! Don’t forget to check out their beautiful on trend tops and tee-shirts!¬†Below are a few product images of their ‘Punjammies’ to get you interested and then keep scrolling to learn more about a really cool temporary tattoo line by Conscious Ink. This line is so creative and a really fun way to express yourself without cutting you skin! And did I tell you…yay Sudara has gift cards!


Visit Sudara Website For More Beautiful Selections

Sudara Also Partners With Conscious Ink Tattoos 


I don’t have a tattoo myself but these temporary tattoos would be something creative I would try, and I love that they express wise and peaceful sentiments! Great for gifts, parties or a day when you just need to be reminded of the truth. Enjoy and wear often!


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