Review: NEW Eco-Friendly Shopping With Orange Harp

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days, it seems like you can throw a stone and hit a new shopping app. Personally, I get a little overwhelmed with so many sites vying for my time, my attention, and my cash. I tend to look for favorites, and stick with the apps I truly love! One new app I’m really appreciating these days is
Orange Harp, the latest place for Eco-conscious shoppers who want unique and quality clothes, jewelry, and beauty products, but also want to support the companies who care about our world, and the people in it!

Orange Harp promises their site “isn’t just about shopping — it’s about attaching meaning to the products we bring into our lives.” To this end, they carefully hand-select companies, designers, and artisans who have ethical work practices, and who give back to their communities. All the products on Orange Harp are crafted from natural or renewable resources, and practice eco-conscious manufacturing, right down to their shipping supplies!

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orange harp 1There was a time when “eco-friendly products” meant scratchy brown toilet tissue recycled from landfill boxes. Not so, anymore! A quick browse around Orange Harp’s shopping app will find you high-quality, gorgeous fashion and jewelry pieces that take the “no” out of granola.  Here are some of the pieces in my “Favorites” list:

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One of my favorite things about Orange Harp, besides the gorgeous, quality products they provide, is the stories. Visit the website, and you can read about each and every brand; who created it, why they did so, their inspiration, and the heart & soul behind their work. Take ETKIE, for example. Founded by New Mexico native Sydney Alfonso, ETKIE bracelets are hand-made by Native American women who were formerly unemployed, giving them a place to unleash their artistic creativity while generating income for their families!

orange harp Etkie-Invest-in-WomenNot only are these women creating beautiful jewelry, but they also receive support, job and life-skills training, and in some cases micro-loans to launch their own ventures! What a brilliant and beautiful story! I love knowing that this little bracelet I buy is deeply connected to another woman, one with hopes and dreams just like me… You can be sure I will appreciate that bracelet on a very different level, than one I simply buy off the shelves at a mega-store! 

Another cool feature I adore is Orange Harp’s “Women We Love” page, which features brave and brilliant women from across the globe who have worked hard to achieve their dreams, with deep care & concern for the earth and humanity. Their stories are so inspiring, I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I do!

Download the Orange Harp app here.


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Warby Parker Style ~ An Eye For An Eye

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Apricot Lane // Style Necklace: Handmade by Unigon Specialties

Not everyone knows this, but I’m a grown-up missionary kid. (MK, PK… I’m ok! Ha.) If you spend much time around me, you’re bound to hear stories of train rides to Siberia, playing in the streets of Bangkok, chasing tarantulas in the mountains of Honduras, and eating roadside jerked chicken in Jamaica. My childhood was largely spent traveling the globe, learning about different cultures, helping people, and surviving by the generosity of others.

So when it comes to people or businesses that “give back,” pay it forward, pass it on, etc., heck yeah, I’m on board! I know what it’s like to have so little, that even the smallest token of generosity can change a person’s day, week, or even life.

I recently discovered a cool company called Warby Parker, who create vintage-inspired eye wear, AND give generously to our world. They’ve been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, Oprah, GQ, and Vogue! But the coolest thing about Warby Parker, is the fact that for EVERY pair of glasses you buy, they DONATE a pair to a needy man, woman, or child. How awesome is that? To date, they have distributed over 250,000 pairs!

What’s so important about glasses? According to Warby Parker’s website, glasses can increase one’s productivity by 20%, making them “one of the most effective poverty alleviation tools in the world!” And access to affordable eyewear is very limited, for almost 1,000,000 of our world’s citizens. That equates to 15% of the world’s population being “unable to effectively learn or work because they can’t see clearly.”

I love Warby Parker, for what they are doing to help the needy! Not only are there sunglasses hip & fun, but they’re also surprisingly affordable, especially for eco-friendly, designer eyewear. AND I have the added satisfaction of knowing my dollars are pulling double-duty, in providing much-needed sight to someone in this world that desperately needs it!

And that, my friends, is no small token of generosity. 🙂

Check out Warby Parker’s Do Good campaign here.

My Top Pick: The “Jules” in Marbled Charcoal


More From Warby Parker’s “The Ocean” Collection


Percy” in Burnt Lemon Tortoise


Sayles” in Driftwood



The “Preston” glasses in Sea Glass Blue




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