I was invited to participate in sharing with you, and the world, something unique, something beautiful, and something that truly speaks to me personally. I am passionate about recycling, and I am concerned about people, and our world as a whole. So when I come across, or am introduced to a business that gives back and has the same concerns as myself I want to tell others about it. That is why I am telling you all about Naja today, and their Underwear for Hope mission. I am also sharing with you my view on recycling, but even more fun than that, I am going to show you what to do with those used candle jars that hopefully you would normally recycle!
First I want to introduce you to a brand called Naja who makes a selection of their undergarments from recycled water bottles and fishing nets. They also work to be sure that these products, that are nearest to your skin, do not contain harmful chemicals or toxins. Naja also trains and employes single mothers, paying them wages they can raise their families on.
A percentage of every purchase you make goes toward supporting our entrepreneurial sewing program for women through the Golondrinas Foundation. And for every bra purchase you make, you contribute directly to the employment of a single mother.
How it works: When you buy a bra, Naja gives you a lingerie wash bag so that you can wash your undergarments. Each lingerie bag is made at home by one of the women that we employ through Underwear for Hope.
Underwear for Hope: When you Educate a Woman, Everything Changes.
Please watch their powerful video:
You can read some of the ladies personal stories as well on the Naja website.
Subscribers get 10% off their first bra, plus there is a referral program:
Get $15 off at Naja - Invite friends by giving them $15 off their purchase! For every offer redeemed, you'll also get $15 to shop.
|Inspired by the women she met during her 18 months of backpacking through remote countries, Colombian born Catalina started Naja with a vision: to empower women through lingerie and create a culture where women help each other.|
Now I told you I love recycling, and I have not one but two recycling dumpsters at my home which gets picked up every other week, they are always full. In fact I go through two recycling bins to ever half trash bin so you can tell just how important recycling is to me. With that said, not everything needs to go into the recycling container! Sometimes you can find unique and fun ways to "reinvent" your otherwise useless items.
I won't lie, I got this idea on Pintrest but Pintrest is a wonderful resource for ways to recycle things.
I made this (see below) today in a matter of two hours, one of those hours was spent going to buy an item for the project. Total cost: 4.89
Take a candle jar and get rid of the excess wax that can no longer be used. I do this by relighting the wicks of the last remaining wax (be sure to watch carefully for safety reasons), and then as soon as it is all melted carefully pour out. You will spend a little time cleaning out the sticky wax but as long as you keep it warm with hot water or a hot cloth it is not too difficult. I used a washcloth soaked in hot water.
I did not use this candle below as it was still worthy of another go or two but I did use another candle jar prior to taking these photos.
|Bath and Body Works Candle|
|We Have A Lovely Way to Store Beauty Items!|
I hope you enjoyed this DIY project. I am going to make many more of these as I use up candles! I am very excited about it.
Please remember Naja and go look at all their artistic, beautiful, and eco friendly undergarments today.
I have my eye on this for summer ...
|Love This Swim Suit from Naja!|