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7 Dallas Goods That Give Back

These gorgeous accessories offer life-changing opportunities to women, preserve traditional art forms, and support everything from clean water to solar energy.

1. Ira Essential Clutch

Mili Suleman put her graphic design skills to work—and connected with her Indian heritage—by creating KUFRI Life, which preserves the art of hand-loom weaving and provides employment for women in India. $94.

2. Handmade Turkish Oushak Rug

Family-owned Abrash Rugs often seeks out women in Nepal and India to weave its one-of-a-kind, naturally dyed rugs. Price upon request. Available to the trade, abrashrugs.com.

3. Two-Strand Black Agate and Crystal Necklace

Last year, Brittany Merrill Underwood’s Akola Project became the first “full-impact” brand to be sold at Neiman Marcus. She employs Dallas women once victimized by sex trafficking. $495. Available at Neiman Marcus and the Akola Project, 6827 Snider Plaza.

4. Copper Branded Cuff

From clean water to education, High Point Supply Co. supports a bevy of causes. This cuff is made by women recovering from sex trafficking in Nashville. $35. High Point Supply Co., 1322 N. Peak St.

5. Hyacinth + Bamboo Candle

In 2015, Dallas native Sterling McDavid quit Wall Street to work toward her dream of sustainable solar energy for all. So far, her Starling Project’s all-natural candles have raised $100,000 for UNICEF. $55. Available at Forty Five Ten and starlingproject.org.

6. Pom Pom Bag

GAIA Empowered Women founder Paula Minnis’ sunny accessories are crafted with repurposed or artisan-made textiles by refugee women resettled in Dallas. $128.
gaiaforwomen.com.

7. La Piedra Coasters

Inspired by their travels, Rachel Bentley and Carly Nance began The Citizenry to sell home goods from around the globe and provide fair wages for the artisans behind them. $55. The Citizenry, 4619 Insurance Ln.

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