Pack Some Good in Your Suitcase with Artisan-Made Resort Picks

- Lauren Miura

 
 

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…this time in January, we’re dreaming of tropical beaches and poolside drinks.  Luckily, there’s still time to plot your escape from the cold.  To spark your wanderlust even more, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite sources for high-quality, high-style pieces crafted in partnership with artisans -- you’ll not only look good, you’ll feel good by supporting communities around the world. 


 
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…vacation wardrobe is complete without a cute caftan, and we love MIRTH for its fresh and modern take on the resortwear classic.  With the help of clever drawstrings, the Vana Drawstring in Leaf Print, $288 can be worn several different ways and looks equally stunning on the beach as it does at dinner. Buy it now for vacation, then wear it all summer long.  Many MIRTH pieces are handmade and hand-printed by artisans in India, which brings income to impoverished communities and helps keep traditional craftsmanship alive.  Founded by sisters Erin Breen and Katie McClure, MIRTH also donates a portion of each sale to Taabar, a child welfare initiative in Jaipur. 

 
 
 

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…sun protection with style, toss a wide-brimmed hat into your carry-on. A rainbow-colored row of pom poms gives the Shade Bolita Multi hat, $131 by G. VITERI a fun, unexpected twist on the classic Panama hat.  Did you know?  Panama hats are actually from Ecuador, where all of G. VITERI’s hats are 100% handmade by local artisans. The Ecuador-based brand, founded by Roberto Bolona and Gabriela Viteri, uses natural materials and promotes environmental sustainability in every step of production.  

 
 
 

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…luggage space by packing a pair of wear-anywhere sandals.  We love the clean lines and color of the Manaus Orange sandal, $139 by KAANAS. A true family business, KAANAS is run by four sisters who design and produce each shoe by hand. The company also partners with local artisans across South America, Central America and Africa.  With most pieces priced under $200, you may need to make more room in your suitcase for several pairs of these beauties.

Wherever you go to escape the winter, these conscious brands are making it easy -- and stylish -- to support artisans and their communities. Safe and sunny travels to you!

 
 

Sweet Deals for The Cause Bar Community…

Use Codes:

Enjoy 15% Off at MIRTH | Code: CAUSEBAR15

Enjoy 20% Off at G. Viteri | Code: THECAUSEBAR