Change lives and support a good cause this festive season by giving an ethical, socially responsible gift.
Not only will the recipient be happy, but you'll be doing your bit towards social upliftment. Now, that's allround winning! Look and feel good with a beautiful Lalela scarf.
The Lalela programme provides educational arts for youth at risk to help spark creative thinking and awaken their entrepreneurial spirit. These stunning scarves, created by young artists and designers in the programme, are made of fabrics such as cotton, silk, cashmere and modal. They're priced from R1500. Available at Sin Oa Game Reserve, Nap Living stores and online at www.philosophyonline.co.za
Add a touch of colour to your wardrobe while supporting a worthy cause with a stack of gorgeous, handmade Relate Bracelets. This 100% notforprofit social enterprise sells the bracelets in support of more than 90 worthwhile charities, from child health and literacy projects to conservation and endangered animals. Proceeds from the sales also go to the senior citizens in Western Cape townships who thread the beads, supporting fledgling businesses, as well as towards upskilling and training younger staff members who finish off the bracelets.
A stack of 10 bracelets costs just R450. Visit www.relate.org.za
For the ultimate spoil with a healthy dose of social upliftment, visit the uberluxurious Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. Its Ubunye Foundation, an independent, nonprofit, charitable trust, invests in the development of nine rural.communities. It's also started a primary school, runs positive health programmes and has helped establish , more than 40 selfhelp groups in different income generating projects, including weaving, beading and beekeeping. Rates at Kwandwe start at R6850 per person per night. Visit www.kwandwe.com