If you are looking for a gift and want to feel better about the world at the same time, Plan International has a project that aims to empower girls, and it’s easy to get involved.
The charity has teamed up with hundreds of Etsy sellers to make products that reflect the theme of “creating brighter futures for girls around the world”.
The bespoke “make for good” products will help raise fund for Plan International’s “Because I am a girl” campaign – that aims to transform the lives of girls around the world.
There are some fantastic producers involved, and you can buy beautiful jewellery, kids clothing, homewares, art and stationary.
One of the featured producers is Sonia Singh - who is well-known for her Tree Change dolls.
The Tasmanian artist reinvents discarded fashion dolls by giving them a new, down-to-Earth style.
Singh's dolls, which were a craft project following a redundancy, went viral last year and sparked a global movement that encouraged others to re-style their toys.
“I want my work to help improve the lives of children born into less fortunate circumstances than myself," says Singh.
Tree Change dolls. Image supplied.
Alongside the dolls, Jemima Morgan, has a line of clothing and accessories called Pure Cute - that inspire children to "play, to dream and to be wild”.
“With two precious daughters of my own, I want them to live their lives in a world that is fair, loving and empowering. This stands for all girls..." says Morgan.
"Making a pretty dress might not seem to change inequality, but each tiny gesture can contribute to something real and palpable. This can be this difference between young girls across the world being able to change their own lives or not.”