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Feb 17

Are You Going to One of These Top Spring Destinations?

March and April signify the return of warm weather! And with warm weather comes the urge to travel. Whether it’s a Spring Break trip, planning a summer vacation, or enjoying a stay-cation, most of us share the same goals – to explore our world!

Henry Miller said, “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things” so even if you won’t have the opportunity to physically visit these top Dream Trips, you have the chance to experience them through a Style To Go Zulugrass set INSPIRED by them!

Here are 4 of the top Spring destinations:

1) The Cherry Blossom Festival: Whether in Washington, D. C. or in Japan, the blooming of the Cherry Trees is a much-anticipated Springtime event. “Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. The gift and annual celebration honor the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan and the continued close relationship between the two countries.” Click here to find out more about this great springtime celebration. Cherry Blossom Festival

2) Biking in Amsterdam - “There are over 800,000 bicycles in Amsterdam. That’s more bikes than people! Cycling in Amsterdam is a way of life, made easier by the city’s unbeatable network of bike paths, cycle routes and flat landscape. Amsterdam regularly comes out on top in lists of the world’s most cycle-friendly cities, and there’s no finer way to explore the city’s streets, canals, and attractions than by pedal power.” Click here to learn how you can experience this world-famous bike culture.

Biking In Amsterdam

3) Snorkeling in St. Croix -  Did you know that “Spain, Great Britain, the Netherlands, France, the Knights of Malta, Denmark and the United States all played a role in its past and brought their influence to the native Arawak and Carib peoples” in U.S. Virgin Islands? Get inspired by reading about this gorgeous location here. 

Snorkeling In St. Croix

4) Safari at Ndutu – This one may not be on the top Spring list, but for members of The Leakey Collection team in the U.S., it’s a DREAM TRIP!  We’re going to Kenya to visit our East African team PLUS a safari at Ndutu! Watch for posts and updates this Spring from our amazing trip! If you want to start dreaming and learn about this incredible World Heritage Site in Tanzania, click here.

Safari to Ndutu

Make sure you check out ALL our Style to Go to find YOUR Dream Trip!

 


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Nov 16

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

2016-Holiday-Gift-GuideNeed help with your gift list?  Check out some of our suggestions for the personalities in your life. Also to help you, we will include special TLC gift packaging for each jewelry item you purchase during this busy holiday season.

sbz02For the Romantics, we suggest our new Stocking Stuffer on unique Gift Rounds packaging. We also have them in colors for the Wine LoversNature GirlsBeachcombers, and Free Spirits.  

 

bfcwFor the Socially Conscious, give one of our Do Good Cause Bracelets which help support special projects – Beads for Learning, Beads for Clean Water, Beads for Healthy Gardens, or Beads for Girls Graduation.

 

MarulaThe natural Beauties in your life will love our wild-harvested, cold-pressed Marula Facial Oil with high concentration of antioxidants and fatty acids, Omega 6 and 9.

 

zgcefallEven Super Heroes sometimes need positive encouragement and inspiration to Dream Big,  Live Free, Create Harmony, Go With the Flow, or Follow Your Heart.  Limited Edition Super Power Bracelets are a fun reminder.

 

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What do you give those gracious Hosts who love to entertain? Any of our gorgeous, handcrafted Tableware items, such as the Bread & Cheese platters or Salad Tongs, would be a treasured gift.

 

This holiday season, think Fair Trade 1st for your gift list. Buying Fair Trade provides work, allowing individuals to provide the rest for themselves! You can LIKE Fair Trade but nothing happens for thousands of people around the world if you don’t BUY Fair Trade!


06
Oct 15

We Practice 360° Fair Trade

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The words “Fair Trade” mean so much more than just “feel-good words.”

As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, The Leakey Collection is fully committed to the principles listed above in all of our transactions.  These principles were created by using the global principles of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) as their foundation.

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Our Fair Trade Federation membership means we go beyond the fair trade basics. It’s a 360° approach that’s about building true partnerships with artisans and working to create positive change through all of our work. 360° fair trade means not only fair wages, but also long-term, holistic partnerships that empower artisans to grow their businesses. As an FTF member, we go through a rigorous screening that looks at our whole business. We call it 360° fair trade, meaning that we’re committed to being fair and responsible in everything we do — socially, economically, and environmentally. We practice 360° fair trade, which means we take a more holistic approach than only looking at wages and work conditions. We partner with artisans and make a long-term commitment to helping grow businesses and strengthen communities. We’re proud to practice 360° fair trade. We build true partnerships with producers and act responsibly in all of our work: socially, economically, and environmentally.

The month of October is Fair Trade Month. There are many options to buy fair trade products wherever you shop so make your purchases mindfully. “Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want to live in.” Anna Lappe

Every purchase matters.