World AIDS Day - Bloggers Unite - Give Twice
Today in honor of World AIDS day and Bloggers Unite here is a collection of holiday gift ideas that give twice by giving back to AIDS/HIV causes and bringing awareness:
Designer Michelle Roy has created two gifts that give back--one is the Angel Wings collection of shirts, $76. with a portion of proceeds benefiting Project Angel Food, which delivers free and nutritious meals to men, women, and children suffering from HIV/AIDS or other life threatening illnesses.
Designers Against AIDS have created many more capsule collections in addition to the one with H&M featured in the past here at Gave That (which is still going strong). They now have an online store (based in the UK) found here and have also created a bedding line with Belgian Mistral Home Textiles and various artists. Look for them in Makro Stores in Belgium from September 9th 2009, 24,90€.
dolfilms.org has these amazing African bracelets benefiting and created by women coping with HIV/AIDS in the region. $15.
Margherita Missoni has joined forces Valextra to create cute little leather passport holders. Each one sold will benefit OrphanAid Africa. $290. at Barneys New York (212-826-8900).
Jimmy Choo is getting in on the act as well with a charity line of cute handbags perfect as a gift along with shoes (of course!) called Project PEP that will benefit the Elton John Foundation. Concentrating on AIDS a portion of proceeds will go to the Simelela Rape Centre in Cape Town, South Africa. As seen in WWD.
A long time favorite bastion of gifts benefiting AIDS/HIV is PRODUCT (RED) by the Gap. Be sure to check out their latest tee shirt design for the project by Stella McCartney, $28.
Converse has joined forces with (RED) and various artists to create its latest 1HUND(RED)s collection. One of these newest releases is the above 1HUND (RED) hands ShoeConverse sneakers remain one of those rare gift worthy shoes--we give these major thumbs up! Like all (RED) products, a percentage of sales of these trainers benefits The Global Fund's efforts to fight AIDS in Africa. Around $60. to $78.