tuesday feature and giveaway! // proud mary (giveaway closed)

posted on: September 21, 2010

as a big time fair trade advocate i was drawn to proud mary and their gorgeous and modern designs!!! you may have seen a sneak peek a couple of fridays ago. proud mary has such a good thing going on! all of their patterned goods are hand crafted and made in a socially and ecologically friendly manner. their mission is to establish healthy relationships with artisan cooperatives in developing nations. the artisans who create the beautiful textiles and accessories are paid fair livable wage--enabling them to support their family, educate their children, and build a strong surrounding community. proud mary is currently working in south africa and guatemala! their beautiful textiles and hand crafted goods can be seen here. you can also read more about proud mary's mission and artisans on their site!


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GIVEAWAY!


harper, the founder of proud mary is kindly offering one i art u reader a gorgeous clutch in either the mojave or quill print--my two favorites!! (i'm jealous of the winner already!) at a $60 value--you don't want to miss out! check out proud mary and then come back here and leave a comment. ends monday september 27, 11:59 PST. good luck! giveaway is closed! thanks for playing!

78 comments:

  1. totally loving that mojave pattern! great giveaway j! *crossing fingers* :)

    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Beautiful! I'd be proud to have a proud mary clutch.

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  3. I can't miss out on this one! That Mojave pattern brings joy to my eyes!

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  4. o wow those are so cute and they're fairtrade!

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  5. pls pick me!!! im in love with the clutch!!! such an adorable shop!!!

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  6. Wow! These are super cute! I love the patterns.

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  7. beautiful products AND they're fair trade?
    i'm in love!

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  8. dude YOU are off the hook. and those clutches are so so cute. :)

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  9. beautiful work!! i'm astonished. and you KNOW i love me some guatemalan goods!

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  10. oh, hello!!! i think i'd buy pretty much everything of diamante - i love that small print and that quill clutch too! oh - love, love, love!

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  11. What a fun giveaway Jennifer!
    Proud Mary's prints are gorgeous! Love alll the pillows.
    This clutch is fabulous!
    Count me in!
    Anna

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  12. Oh my goodness, I don't even know where to start! So in no particular order:
    -You live in Charleston! There isn't a day that goes by that I don't kick myself for moving from there in 2005. Living near Colonial Lake and walking everywhere downtown was THE LIFE!
    -I can hardly pick which collection I like better: South Africa with the wonderful potato prints or Guatemala with the exquisite woven textiles. They are so beautiful! I would love to use them all!..I am leaning towards Quill as my favorite pattern.
    -Not only are you giving women in South Africa and Guatemala fair trade opportunities (amazing), but you are also employing locally in South Carolina (brilliant).
    -"Ethnic Modern"- You, your designs, and your business model are such an inspiration!

    Thanks for sharing Jennifer!

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  13. She has SUCH cute stuff! Thanks for sharing her site with us!!! I love these clutches!

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  14. Those are sooo cute!!! I love everything!

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  15. Those textiles are amazing! And the website is so clean.

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  16. Great giveaway, the mojave print is fabulous. My fingers are crossed!

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  17. ooooh.. great giveaway! love her bags... they are so cute! ;)

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  18. How perfect are these fabrics!
    Good job. I love what you chose.
    Thank you, Jen!

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  19. clutch looks amaaazeing. plus my birthday is coming up--dear gods of luck--pick me :)

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  20. Wow, I love the Mojave pattern so very much!!! What an awesome giveaway from a great shop! omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. beautiful artwork! i must have that clutch in quill.

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  22. what an awesome shop and company! i'm digging the el sol pillow - yellow just makes me happy! :)

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  23. Wow, I love her use of pattern. Triangles are a recent obsession.

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  24. I really appreciate when an item is Fair Trade. Proud Mary has some very lovely items in her shop!

    Thank you,
    em9499 at gmail dot com

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  25. Aw, what gorgeous stuff! And what a great giveaway! :)

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  26. That Quill clutch is delightful! Fingers crossed...

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  27. This would be amazing!

    squirrelgonutz [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  28. wow...their things are so lovely! hope i win!

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  29. oooh those are lovely! i hope i win!!!

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  30. So cool! I love the DIAMANTE TOTE :)
    joditrinklein@gmail.com

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  31. Quill!!!!!!!

    katrinawins1@gmail.com

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  32. Her patterns are pretty, pretty! :)

    Randi
    randi.wedekind at gmail.com

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  33. Checked her site and I love the Mamba pillows.
    smerkow(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. So cute and excited with the giveaway :)

    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    Anw, i also have giveaway, it is F21 statement ring.
    Have time, or want to try your luck? Join it. Cause merrier is more fun.

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. They have some beautiful products. I love the quill pattern.

    chrystaljns (at) gmail (dotcom)

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  36. Oh wow it's so hard to pick between the two!
    They're both lovely, but I think i'd go with the Mojave!!
    fingers crossed!
    starry_skies(at)live(dot)com(dot)au

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  37. I love everything especially the south africa graphic fabrics. I find it incredible they have been made using potatoes!

    erica(dot)terranova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. Woowwww, i'd love to win!
    xxmirth@live.nl

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  39. Wow these are amazing! I love the Mojave
    gsyed1120 at gmail dot com

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  40. The Mojave is indeed pretty, and so is the raya tote in their shop!

    katch05 at gmail dot com

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  41. Wow I loved everything in her shop! Fingers crossed!!

    jennyapalmer at gmail dot com

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  42. love the mojave pattern... all bags are pretty interesting..

    hope it picks me !!

    satvikam at hotmail dot com

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  43. They have such nice things! Thank you for the giveaway, I will be sure to post it on my blog.

    escuishi(at)hotmail(dot)com

    http://hello-my-little-world.blogspot.com/

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  44. Oh my gosh, I love the Quill! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. really love the quill one. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  46. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Pick me! aaryn_lee[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  47. I love these collections! And potato prints--who'd have guessed?

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    --Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  48. OOOOH I loooove the quill one!!!! What a great giveaway! :)

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  49. I love the El Sol Pillows too. Beautiful simple and clean graphics!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  50. Those are so beautiful! I love the Mojave pattern.

    magicpastrysuperhero(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  51. Love the quill print! I would love to have it on cocktail and dinner napkins, the print is so bright and lively!

    dlogston(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I love the Mojave print. These clutches are great. jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  53. I adore this print!

    http://proudmary.org/shop/cat_view.php?cat=52&sub=63

    teapotofkarma@googlemail.com

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  54. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    quill is so cool!

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  55. These are fabulous, i love the quill!

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  56. Love the quill fabric!
    sarahmarietownsend(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. wow so gorgeous..would love to win this..

    beautiful

    dcoa15 at hotmail dot com

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  58. I love the Quill Clutch-unique looking pattern.

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  59. Those are beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

    adri_pc(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  60. That quill clutch is incredible! susieconnolly [at] gmail [dot] com

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  61. I love the quill!!

    Dani L ~ danilaw @ gmail.com

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  62. I like the Quill print.

    couponboss at gmail dot com

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  63. i looooove everything they have on their site! i really love the quill print! :)

    misscasey(at)woh(dot)rr(dot)com

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  64. love it!
    fun, hip, AND fair trade?
    I'll take it!

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  65. Love the back story to how Proud Mary came to be...great designs. Thanks so much for the wonderful opportunity!

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  66. oh gosh.. The Quill is amazing! Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

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  67. ah totally loving these! the colors in the mojave one are amazing

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  68. I love the Mojave clutch!
    sammybigtoesure@gmail.com

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  69. what a lovely company! i love the Mamba print, especially on the pillows!

    thanks for this!

    DolphinV27@aol.com

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  70. loving the quill pattern. the pillows on her site are gorgeous.

    Jenn
    http://bluebutterflyvintage.blogspot.com/
    bluebutterflyvintage [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  71. is it weird that I dont remember if I already left a comment about this giveaway in your blog..in case I havent..lol I checked out their site and I love love the blue pattern.

    simplyvonne @ gmail.com

    have an awesome week!

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  72. That quill pattern is totally rocking it!

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