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A Deadly Industry

A Deadly Industry

Did you know that tortoise shell is made from the shells of real turtles? Most tourists who purchase tortoise shell jewelry on vacation don’t realize that an animal was killed to craft a bracelet, necklace, earrings, rings, guitar picks, combs, and fans. Real tortoise shell jewelry and accessories are made from the shell of a hawksbill sea turtle. The animals are captured, killed, and have bits of their shell removed. Then it is cut, polished, and sold at markets, mostly in Central America and the Caribbean. Many customers don’t realize what they are buying, so we’re doing our part to spread awareness for this trade which is contributing to the extinction of sea turtles around the world. Do your part...

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This process matters.

This process matters.

Remember the #whomademyclothes movement? I made your jewelry. We’d like you to get to know some of our artisans who love making the pieces that make you feel beautiful. This trend started an important conversation with our global community and sparked consumers to ask the tough questions. Its impact was felt, but we want to keep the conversation going. Take a look into the workshop and see the process used to create our latest arrivals. Every detail of our new tassel necklace styles is handcrafted. The cord is loomed to create a durable foundation for the knotting process. A hand-tied knot is placed between each bead. This is an important detail to craft a product designed to worn and enjoyed...

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#SolsticeGoals

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year and is a tipping point for days to get shorter and night extensions. It’s the first day of summer and is marked by warm days and summertime memories. But we like to think of it as a new time for new years resolutions. This halfway point is a great time to reflect on where we are and where we want to go. Use the 5 tips below to start valuing your time to get the most out of each day. 1. Use map apps on your smartphone no matter where you’re heading. Not because you don’t know the route, but modern map apps can alert you to traffic delays and...

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You’re Invited to our Beach Party!

You’re Invited to our Beach Party!

Our newest styles of sustainable sunglasses is here! Meet our OBX line featuring polarized, REVO lenses with 100% UV protection. Each pair in this line features: A lifetime warranty Polarized, REVO coated lenses 100% UV protection Hand assembled and made with eco-friendly exotic hardwoods Includes a bamboo case And they look great on men and women. Shop these styles just in time for summer and while they last.

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Shopping Small

Shopping Small

Sometimes the little things are what make the biggest impact and we think that’s what makes I Thought of You different. Our entire line of products is 100% handmade. Every stitch, knot, and tie is made with love and with the promise of a better tomorrow. Each time you purchase one of our Fair Trade products, you’re creating a large impact on a small maker.   The appreciation of such meticulous craftsmanship is what makes handmade so meaningful.   We’d love to take you behind the scenes and tell you more about where your products come from so you can appreciate the story behind everything we sell.   A global marketplace. Each product purchased represents a building block for constructing...

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