Are you struggling to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone? Instead of the usual flowers and chocolate, why not give a gift that is handmade, helps the earth and makes a huge difference in someone’s life? Help break the cycle of homelessness by purchasing an item made by re:loom, an Atlanta based social enterprise that employs and empowers the homeless and disadvantaged.
Using donated clothing and fabric the re:loom weavers create handwoven upcycled rugs and fashion accessories that when sold cover their salaries and health benefits. Each re:loom piece sold goes towards helping homeless women get back on their feet and providing them with a better chance at life through stable employment. Working at re:loom gives hope and the resources to build a better future for themselves and their families.
The handmade items at re:loom guarantee that your gift will be one-of-a-kind—no two items are exactly alike. re:loom pieces are available online or at the retail showroom, located at 1434 Scott Boulevard, Ste. 200 in Decatur. The showroom is open from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., so there is still plenty of time to pick out the perfect piece! Here are a few suggestions for Valentine’s Day gifts that mean something more.
This colorful, over-sized bag is handwoven with burgundy, peach, beige, pink and purple upcycled materials. With a wide shoulder strap, the tote could be used as a beach bag, a carry-on for traveling and even for groceries.
Help your loved one stay warm in this winter weather with a beautiful scarf made from raw silk warp threads and upcycled silk clothing. This stand-out scarf will be the perfect statement piece with outfit.
For those on the go, this fold-over clutch is the perfect size for all the essentials. You can fit your cellphone, checkbook, coin purse and more. This vibrant clutch will provide a pop of color to any outfit. The top flap is made with Velcro, so you won’t have to worry about anything falling out!
Rose Garden Small Rug
Gifts for the home are always a good idea! This gorgeous rosy-red area rug will brighten up any room. The rug is reversible, so its versatility ensures that it will look great anywhere.
This small bag is handmade with blue, white and burgundy fabrics. The purse will fit a phone, small wallet, car keys and more. It’s not big and bulky, so it’s perfect for those who don’t like to lug around a ton of stuff.
Bring thoughtfulness back into Valentine’s Day. Consider buying your Valentine’s Day gift from re:loom and extend your reach beyond just that “special someone.” Every item from re:loom has a deeper meaning, so whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong. Your Valentine will love and appreciate these gifts with a story!