With Mother's Day quickly approaching, I thought I'd throw out a gift idea. If you are vacillating between the usual jewelry or chocolates, let me make a recommendation for something way fun: Pajama pants. Or lounge pants, for those of us who might, um, wear them all day.
So! These aren't just any pajama pants--these are Punjammies, an extension of the International Princess Project, an organization that provides aftercare for women who have been rescued from the sex trafficking industry in India. To quote their website, "When a woman escapes from this life [prostitution], she has few options. Beyond their emotional and psychological trauma, women in India who have been forced to work as prostitutes cannot easily enter schools, return to family systems or secure jobs to support themselves. A high-quality after-care center is one of the best options a woman has for rebuilding her life."
Punjammies are created by women in aftercare. By purchasing Punjammies, you are empowering these women. They are learning a skill, you are changing a life--a life that most of us can't imagine. Each print is beautiful and unique, just like the women who make them.
Images from Punjammies website
I've already ordered mine and, if you feel so led, I would encourage you to do the same. A gift with a purpose.
Have a lovely day, friends!