Apr 112015
Greater Good Giveaway

Frugality Is Free Disclaimer review and giveaway

When giving gifts do you ever think about giving a gift with a little extra meaning? I personally find great pleasure in giving gifts with a purpose, gifts that support artisans around the world, and I love finding special handmade gifts to give my family and friends on special occasions.

Greater Good makes giving gifts with extra meaning a little easier, and at the Greater Good shop you can find everything from specially handcrafted wooden sculptures to weaved bags and ornaments, but something all of the products at the Greater Good shop have in common is that the products being sold had to pass the stringent principles of the Greater Good purpose. Since 1999, Greater Good has given back more than $35 million to charities around the world.

Greater Good Logo

Greater Good only sells products where the artisans and workers have been given a fair trade value for their work, the organization does not sell products that harm people or animals in any way, and only products produced under good work conditions are sold at Greater Good.

GreaterGood.com has teamed up with NOVICA to give shoppers access to more than 3500 artisan products, and GreaterGood and NOVICA are among the largest importers and resellers of fairly-traded artisan products. The artisan sector is the second largest employer in the developing world, and through artisan activity communities can find jobs, sustain ancient traditions, foster sustainable development, and create a greater empowerment to poor communities.

In addition to supporting artisans and workers around the world, Greater Good also support causes such as Alzheimer’s, Animal Rescue, Autism, Breast Cancer, Diabetes, Hunger Relief, Literacy, Rainforest and Veterans.

The Greater Good home store is full of handmade, artisan products from all corners of the world, and every item helps support a cause. Take a look at these cobolt blue hand crafted glasses and this stunning carafe set, these have been especially designed by artists Javier Gutiérrez and Efrén Canteras.

Handmade glass set blue

I am not much of an online shopper when it comes to clothing for myself, but I will admit that this stunning sleeveless Sparkling Waterfall top with embellishment is calling my name. It was made in India, and the violet three-tiered, cascading front is like nothing I have seen in any local stores. You can find lots of unique clothing at the Greater Good shop, and every purchase you make helps people, pets, and the planet.

Greater Good Artisan Made Clothing

And check out these stunning pieces of handcrafted jewelry made of artisans around the world.

Handmade tree of life pendants handmade in and fairly traded from Colombia.


Handmade tree of life pendants


 Colorful India Charity Beaded Wrap Bracelet handmade in and fairly traded from India.

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Shop at Greater Good

You can shop for artisan gifts, unique handmade gifts and more at the Greater Good shop.

Spring Time Review and Giveaway Event

 Win It

One of our readers will win a $50 Greater Good gift certificate as a part of the Spring Event at Frugality Is Free.

(Shipping is not included. Gift Certificate expires  5/15/15)


US Giveaway rules

FIF is not responsible for prize shipment.

This giveaway will end Monday May 4th midnight EST.

Disclaimer: The Frugality Is Free family received a complimentary  sample for the purpose of writing a review and hosting a giveaway, no monetary compensation was received. Any opinions expressed above are based solely on our family’s experience with Greater Good.

  104 Responses to “Shop Handmade at Greater Good & Give Back – Win A $50 Giveaway”

  1. I love the ‘Summer Flower’, Agate and Carnelian Y Necklace. This would look so great with Summer outfits and Literacy is such a fantastic cause as well

  2. I like the ‘Sparkling Waterfall’, Embellished Sleeveless Top from Greater Good Shop.

  3. I like the ‘Petite Bloom’, Artisan Crafted 925 Silver Flower Necklace on Cable Chain and ‘Heart Kissing’, Unique Romantic Wood Sculpture from Indonesia.

  4. I like the liquid confetti juice drinkware set. This would make a great gift, but it would be hard not to keep it.

  5. I love the ‘Heart of Faith’, God Has This One Heart and Cross Bracelet, and I would love to get one for myself and my sister for her birthday. And I also like the ‘Eco Hearts’, Recycled Magazine Bead Earrings with Metal Heart Charms! The jewelry is gorgeous on this site!

  6. I love the hand blown glass creations of Javier & Efren from Mexico. I already have some of their shot and margarita glasses, so I would probably get the Cobalt Spiral’, Hand Blown Drinking Glasses Blue Accent Set of 6 and also the ‘Liquid Confetti’, Unique Handblown Recycled Glass Juice Drinkware from Mexico. So colorful and they do a great job.

  7. I really love the ‘Marine’, Unique Handblown Glass Water Tumblers Drinkware (Set of 6) with the pitcher. I also like the ‘Ethereal Music’, Handpainted Metal Butterfly Wind Chime

  8. I really like the ‘Teach Love Hope Inspire ‘, Autism Puzzle Piece Hoodie. I was diagnosed with Aspergers a few years ago.

  9. I really like the ‘Liquid Confetti’, Unique Handblown Recycled Glass Juice Drinkware from Mexico. I love the colors on this glassware set 🙂

  10. I need some new slippers, and I think that the “Comfortable Paws” slippers with little paw prints in the pattern would be great – they get excellent reviews.

  11. What a fun and creative place to shop online. They have so many delightful items. I especially like the colorful glassware. I really like the Carnivale and Liquid Confetti Glass Sets.

  12. I really like the ‘Twilight Goddess’, Handmade Rayon Tunic in Ethereal Shades of Dusk. So Pretty. I have a coat that my Hubz bought for me from Greater Good that I love! I get compliments every time I wear it any where.

  13. I like the ‘Pawfect PURPLE’, Lightweight jacket with purple paw heart for animal welfare

  14. Lots of beautiful items on their website, but I went into the apparel section. I fell in love with the ‘elegant wilderness’ sleeveless womens top with hand beading. This top has amazing colors in it and longer length is great.

  15. I like the bold embelished black tank top with pink ribbon swirl.

  16. Ahhh, I would love to get my mama the beautiful two toned pink ribbon jacket for a breast cancer walk she’s proudly doing this summer! Thanks for the sweet chance!

  17. I love the Carnival and liquid confetti glass set would love to win this for my wife she would love to entertain with these for sure. thankyou, ken

  18. I like the ‘Checkerboard Paws’, Colorful Rubber Indoor/Outdoor Paw Mildew-Resistant Mat for my sister. Thanks for the chance.

  19. I;d love to have the ‘Splendid Pachyderm’, Indian Elephant Organic Cotton Tote Bag With Button Closure for myself.

  20. I love the gift from the sea carved wood wine bottle holder. It would make a great hostess gift.

  21. The Regal Peacock Glass Bird Bath would look great in my garden and I think my kids would enjoy watching birds splash around!

  22. ‘Love Goes Two Ways’, Who Rescued Who Animal Love Paw Print Cotton Tee-Shirt

    I’d purchase this tshirt as a gift for myself. I just celebrated having my rescue dog for 5 years last month. She really is the reason I’ve been able to become more responsible and accountable for my own life and actions. She did rescue me.

  23. Greater Good is awesome. I love the ‘Adopted & Adored™ Dog Magnets . Thanks!

  24. I like the ‘Carry All’, Stylish and Colorful Multipurpose Bag. I want to give it to my daughter.

  25. I have never stopped being a hippie. Always preferred ethic pretty prints! natural fabrics!
    I love so much on this site. Glad to have found it. I would get the Flourishing floral Sundress! Among many other things

  26. Their site is awesome.I could spend all day browsing there if I had the time.One item i love is the ‘Eternally Yours’, Baltic Amber and Sterling Silver Teardrop Ring.

  27. I would love to have the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, Stonewashed Patchwork Tee from Nepal. It is so cute.

  28. They have such a great collection of items, it was a hard choice! I would love to give a Color in the Cold scarf to my sister.

  29. i like the ‘Liquid Confetti’, Unique Handblown Recycled Glass Juice Drinkware from Mexico there so unique!

  30. I would love the ‘Ethereal Music’, Handpainted Metal Butterfly Wind Chime. It is so beautiful.

  31. My daughter Katie is known by many for two things. She is a lover of coffee. She is an educator specializing in working with children with autism. Thus, the perfect gift for Katie would be the coffee mug, “Embracing Autism”.

  32. I really love the ‘Splendid Pachyderm’, Indian Elephant Organic Cotton Tote Bag. It would be for a gift. I have it in mind for my son’s preschool teacher. I know it is something she would enjoy and I think she normally gets a lot of homemade by kids stuff and not a lot of more luxurious things like this so I think it would be a nice change.

  33. I would like to get the ‘Paws Among The Heather’, Lush Heathered Lavender Purple Paw Burnout Hoody.

  34. Love the “Tough Old Bird” hooded sweatshirt. I know a number of people who would probably like it as a gift.

  35. I would get the ‘By Your Side’, Sterling, Gold Plate & Crystal Autism Support Necklace. My son is autistic and I would love to wear this on honor of my son who is often misunderstood.

  36. So many great items on this site it was really hard to choose just one thing. I finally chose the Pawsitively Purple Top’, Rhinestones and Purple Paw Tie Dye Shirt — really like this shirt. It’s a nice casual shirt that will look good with jeans. Like that it’s long sleeve — so many shirts are 3/4 length.

  37. I would love the paw print sipping cup for my sister. She loves taking her teas to school with her and she loves cats so they would be perfect.

  38. As soon as I saw the ‘Princess of the Andes Exotic Turquoise and Silver-Plated Chandelier Earrings, I knew my mom would love them. I would like to buy them for her !

  39. I would love to buy the Spirit of Enchantment’, Silvery Crystal and Acrylic Bead Dramatic Dragonfly Necklace for myself. It is such a pretty necklace

  40. i would be the shimmers of sage shirt for myself – i’m always looking for new shirts to wear to work that are still my style (which isn’t business casual usually!)

  41. I would love to get my mom the ‘Sweet Eco-Home’, Inventive Birdhouse From Recycled Magazines for Mothers Day. She loves her birds outside!

  42. I really like the Recycled Plastic Shopping Tote. I can’t get enough good ones so i am always on the lookout for them! I like the idea that they are made from recycled materials.

  43. I like the ‘Recycled Plastic Shopping Tote’, EnviroVogue Recycled Plastic Tote. they look quite sturdy.

  44. I lwould like to have the “Modern Country House’, Bright and Whimsical Birdhouse of Handpainted Wood and Steel. I like that this purchase would helps provide therapy and research for children on the autism spectrum.
    Thank you!

  45. I would get the ‘Feed That Pelican Toy’, The Hungry Pelican Learning Toy! They have a lot of great toys so I think I would also get a puzzle too!

  46. I’d buy the Indian Elephant Organic Cotton Tote Bag for my best friend. She’d love it. I’d also buy some jewelry for my sister.

  47. I like the ‘Rustic Light of Love’, Fair Trade Recycled Metal Romantic Sculpture. I would get for my bedroom.

  48. ‘Tolo First Friends Deluxe Train Set FOR MY BABY DUE IN JUNE

  49. ‘Samba Beat’, Handcrafted Recycled Record Shoulder Bag for my daughter

  50. We adopt all of our animals so the adopt magnets are so awesome…great site. Thanks for the chance.

  51. I would choose the “Will You Marry Me” recycled wedding engagement sculpture. As soon as I saw it I thought to myself that it was “too cute” and at the same time a piece of art. I love the nondescript nature of the beings. It gives it that universal appeal.

  52. So many great pieces to choose from! I would love to purchase the ‘Modernity’, Multicolor Wood Earrings on Sterling Silver Hooks. They are so unique! They would look gorgeous paired with anything and everything!

  53. I would love to buy the ‘Woven Reed Style’, Handwoven Fair Trade Reed Messenger Bag from Cambodia.

  54. I love the ‘Cozy Light Gray’, Alpaca Wool Solid Grey Throw Blanket. It would go great in my living room.

  55. well, since I have a two three and four year old I would definitely have to pick the year’Wader Park Tower – 4 Levels’ looks really fun and a great activity for the summer!

  56. I love the pink garden apron and the Inca Sun Peruvian earrings with opal!

  57. Love the clothing on the site! I would love to get the ‘Rainbow Summit’, Handmade Lightweight Dragonfly Hoodie. Me and my daughter could be twins if I had this. I bought her an adorable rainbow hoodie in Venice Beach from my trip to California.

  58. I guess that I am need to do some shopping for myself because my wardrobe is lacking… I would love to get the Sunrise Ombre Dress because it is beautiful. I would also like the Lace Tie-Dye Stripe and Lace Cotton Tunic because it gets hot in the summer, and this top looks like it would be cool. One of the last things that I would love is the Environmental Stripe Eco-Friendly Messenger bag because I like to purchase products that are made from recycled materials.

  59. I really love to buy the Liquid Confetti Unique Handblown Recycled Glass Juice Drink ware for myself and give the Blushing Pink, Floral Embroidered Alpaca Wool Shoulder Bag as a gift to a friend.

  60. wow they have really nice products, but i found the Paw Print Jammies’, Flannel Pajama Set those would be great for my mom for a mothers day gift

  61. I would love to have the suction cups construct set. The toys that they have look so creative and fun! my girls would love it!

  62. The cat thermometer is great. I also love the cobalt blue glasses and pitcher. All the great cat things, and all the mugs they have.

  63. I went to their site and they have so many cute and fun items but I think I would like the comfortable paws slippers for my mom for a great and fun mother’s day gift.

  64. I’d choose the tri-colored hearts necklace. I think it would make a great gift for my little sister. She would just LOVE it!

  65. I would like to give as a gift the Mayan Creation Myth’, Four-in-One Layered Legend Bracelet for my daughter. I think should would love it.

  66. I’d love to buy the ‘Chimes of Love’, “Tree of Love Glass, Wood and Steel Handmade Wind Chime”. I am trying to decorate my front porch before summer gets here. This would be a great addition!

  67. I would like to get the ‘Rainforest Majesty’, Jasper wrap bracelet. I am a big supporter of saving the rain forest, plus the bracelet is really pretty.

  68. I love all of the owl and peacock items. There is a lovely red poppy birdbath, an owl windchime and peacock garden basket.

  69. I would love the Damask Pink Ribbon Support Ultra Lite Mid Rise Rain Boots. They are really cute and needed practically daily here in Oregon!

  70. I would love to get ‘Festive Triangulations’, Shoulder Bag. A) it is gorgeous and b) who doesn’t love giving back? I would buy my mother the ‘Plum Paradise’, Women’s Art Knit Alpaca Pullover Sweater from Peru.

  71. The ‘Sacred White Lotus’, Sterling Silver and Pearl Pendant Necklace is gorgeous! It’s simple but elegant and would go with anything. I’d love to have it 🙂

  72. I love the pearl and tiger’s eye necklace from Thailand. It is so lovely, and the gem work is stunning.

  73. ‘Pearly Drops’, Handcrafted Sterling Silver and Freshwater Pearl Earrings

  74. I love the peal earing

  75. I like the Rainbow of Paws bracelet.

  76. ‘Eternally Yours’, Baltic Amber and Sterling Silver Teardrop Ring – very unique! I love unique jewelry, since I am pretty unique.

  77. My Grandmother’s favorite animal has always been an elephant. For her 100th birthday in August, I would love to gift her the ‘Elephant Journeys’, Handcrafted Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace and maybe one of the elephant cuff bracelets too.

  78. The two tops that I would like would be the ‘Warm Faith’ Cross Adorned Chic Thermal Hoodie, the ‘Where Angels Soar’, Graceful Angel Wings and Cross of Faith Cotton Tank. I love the colors and designs on both.

  79. I’d love to get the ‘Liquid Confetti’, Unique Handblown Recycled Glass Juice Drinkware from Mexico. It would make any party more festive and colorful.

  80. I am just loving how darn cute the ‘Garden of Delight’, Hanging Garden Basket With Paws and Hearts Design is.

  81. I really like their “‘Three Hearts Together’, Tri-Color Hearts of Hope, Faith, Love Necklace”. Very pretty! Thanks and God bless!

  82. I really love lots of items but some of my favorites are ‘Sparkling Waterfall’ Embellished Sleeveless top, ‘Splash Against The Shore”.

  83. My cats would love the ‘Feline Indulgence’, Turbo Scratcher Combines Scratching Disk, Catnip & Ball.

  84. I like all of the different socks available–I can be ready for every holiday.

  85. All of the necklaces!

  86. I would like the ‘Love Promise’, Fair Trade Sterling Silver Heart Necklace for myself.

  87. The Best Pet Nail Clippers’

  88. I would love to have the Lovely Reminder Inspirational Tri-Colored Hearts Necklace. I have Diabetes and really like how it supports the cause.

  89. I would buy Magna Tiles. My kids played with a set at our local toy store and loved them. I thought they were pretty awesome too.

  90. I love kitchen items! I especially love the Sweet Stack Heart Shaped Mold for pancakes, which would be great for Sunday morning breakfast or the Liquid confetti drinkware!

  91. I would love to give the Indian Feather-Shaped Earrings as a gift for my mom. I think it is interesting that this pair of earrings is crafted from leather, bone, and wood and that buying it helps to fund 28 bowls of food for the Animal Rescue.

  92. wow

  93. I would love to get the ‘Jet Setter Support’, Pink Ribbon Shoulder for Bag Breast Cancer Awareness. Not only does it support a cause that is of personal interest, but the bag is a great size. Most seem to be huge, designed to carry enough for an entire weekend.

  94. I would put the prize against the price of the ‘Peach Twist’, Sterling Silver and Pearl Hoop Earrings.

  95. I would love the ‘Furry Comfort’, Cuddly King Charles Spaniel Faux Fur Lined Slippers and the Night Fall Excursions’, Two-in-One The Sak Leather Sling Purse and Clutch!!!

  96. Wow! What a great shop! I could find so much to buy for me and to give as gifts! I love the beaded necklaces for my daughters! I would love to have some of the marine glassware for myself!

  97. I loved the ‘Naga Braid’, Men’s Sterling 925 Silver Braided Bracelet the most, I would like to give it to my father on Father’s Day.

  98. I would love to give my Mom the ‘Welcome Rain’, Soles4Souls Rain Boots Featuring Fancy Paw Print Motif

  99. Thank You for the giveaway… I would like to give the ‘Archangels’, Decoupage Wood Jewelry Box with Angels as a birthday gift to my daughter.

  100. I would love to get the ‘Fluttering Fancy’ Sleeveless Butterflies in Bloom Tunic with Crochet Accents for myself and the ‘Sweet Barnyard Buddies’ Farm Friends Plush Animal Hand Puppets for my kids.

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