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Win A Live Tibetan Khata Scarf and Support Clean Water!

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Be a part of our Climb the Mountain to Clean Water campaign with Challenge21 and Water for People and win cool pieces from Tibet and India! Over the month of February, if you make a donation to Water For People via our WFP fundraising page, we’ll enter your name in the giveaway. Enter now with your donation (every dollar donated qualifies you for one entry, $5 = 5 entries!).

Today we are featuring our Live Tibetan Khata Scarf for the next giveaway in our Climb the Mountain to Clean Water campaign. A khata, is a traditional ceremonial scarf which symbolizes purity and compassion and the pure heart of the giver. Tibetans commonly give a kind acknowledgment of good luck at the time of presenting. Jake Norton of Challenge21 will spend the day acclimating before heading to the summit tonight and embarking on his climb of El Pico de Orizaba. We’ll be thinking of him over the next few days and sending many thoughts of good luck his way.

Khatas can also be presented at festive occasions to a host or departure of guests and at Tibetan weddings, guests offer khatas to the bride and groom. The Dalai Lama is known to offer khatas as a gift which symbolizes purity of intention and the beginning of the relationship.

A portion of proceeds from our Khata Scarves is always donated to the Challenge21 campaign and Water for People, helping to bring clean water and sanitation to countries worldwide.

Support Clean Water and Win A Live Tibetan Protection Cord!

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Be a part of our Climb the Mountain to Clean Water campaign with Challenge21 and Water for People and win cool pieces from Tibet and India! Over the month of February, if you make a donation to Water For People via our WFP fundraising page, we’ll enter your name in the giveaway. Enter now with your donation (every dollar donated qualifies you for one entry, $5 = 5 entries!).

This week we are giving away a Protection Cord Necklace and Silk Khata Scarf from our Live Tibetan line. Protection cords are worn to bring you good luck and protection throughout the journeys and adventures in life. Our Tibetan Buddhist protection cords are sourced from Nepal and have been blessed by a Tibetan Buddhist lama. By tradition, mountain climbers receive one before any major expedition in the Himalayas.

Jake Norton of Challenge21 has been wearing protection cords since 1996 and is currently donning three of them. In preparation for his trip, we wanted to give Jake all of the luck and protection that we could. The photo below shows Jake and his wife Wende proudly sporting their newest protection cords with Live Worldly’s Kael Robinson.

Having spent the day acclimating at the base of La Malinche, Jake is scheduled to begin his climb of Pico de Orizaba, the third largest peak in North America, tomorrow. Learn more about Jake’s mission with Challenge 21 and stay tuned for updates! A percentage of proceeds from our Protection Cords are always donated to the Challenge21 campaign, helping to bring clean water and sanitation to countries worldwide.

A Little Valentine’s Day Love: Win a Love in India Bracelet!

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Be a part of our Climb the Mountain to Clean Water campaign with Challenge21 and Water for People and win cool pieces from Tibet and India! Over the month of February, if you make a donation to Water For People via our WFP fundraising page, we’ll enter your name in the giveaway. Enter now with your donation (every dollar donated qualifies you for one entry, $5 = 5 entries!).

Happy Valentine’s Day! We invite you to Live. Love. Give. with us this February and are excited to introduce our latest giveaway item: The Love in India Precious Bracelet. This beautiful bracelet from India is detailed with semi-precious stones and believed to bring luck and happiness to the wearer. Wrap the bracelet around your wrist and tie two knots while making two wishes.

Keep the bracelet on for as long as you like or untie the knots at any time. The Precious bracelet is perfect for every day wear and for special occasions and ceremonies. As part of an Indian tradition, these bracelets are presented at milestones in life, such as birthdays, weddings, and other special occasions to bring good luck and protection.

Any time you buy an item from our Live Indian line, a portion of the proceeds goes to addressing the world’s water crisis via Water For People. Donate now to enter! The winner will be announced on Friday, February 17th.

Win a Live Tibetan Prayer Bead Necklace!

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Be a part of our Climb the Mountain to Clean Water campaign with Challenge21 and Water for People and win cool pieces from Tibet and India! Over the month of February, if you make a donation to Water For People via our WFP fundraising page, we’ll enter your name in the giveaway. Enter now with your donation (every dollar donated qualifies you for one entry, $5 = 5 entries!)

Our first featured product is the Live Tibetan Prayer Bead Necklace. Prayer Beads, also known as Mala Beads, are a sign of world peace and are meant to bring luck and protection to those who wear them. Prayer Beads are used for reciting Buddhist mantra and in many other cultures to center focus for prayer and meditation. Hold the beads in your left hand and rotate them clockwise as you recite a mantra. Smaller malas are used for doing prostrations as a means of purifying the five mental poisons of pride, ignorance, anger, jealousy, and desire.

This beautiful necklace comes in four vibrant colors and also as a bracelet in a wide variety of hues. And don’t forget, any time you buy a Live Tibetan product, a portion of the proceeds goes to addressing the world’s water crisis via Water For People and Challenge 21.

Donate now to enter! The winner will be announced on Thursday, February 16th.

Climb The Mountain to Clean Water with Live Worldly and Challenge21

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Love, live, and give with Live Worldly this February as we launch our Climbing the Mountain to Clean Water Campaign with partners Challenge21 and Water For People. Over the course of the month we’ll be giving away unique items from Tibet and India that make perfect presents for you and your loved ones (especially for Valentine’s Day) and supporting the fight for clean water. For every dollar you donate, you will receive one entry ballot, enter to win by visiting our fundraising site.

It’s an unseasonably warm day in February so you and a few friends decide to go on a hike. As you reach the top, you look out at the incredible view around you and treat yourself to a long drink of water. Sounds perfect right? Unfortunately, not everyone has the luxury of clean drinking water. In fact, 884 million people, or roughly one in eight people throughout the world do not have access to safe drinking and bathing water. That’s not a molehill of a problem, it’s a mountain.

Challenge21 co-founder and renowned climber, Jake Norton, is aiming to be the first climber to complete the Triple Seven Summits – the three highest peaks on each continent – to help combat the world’s most pressing development needs: water and sanitation. His goal is to raise $2.1 million for the Denver-based non-profit Water For People and engage and impassion 2.1 million people in the global water and sanitation crisis. Having already climbed six of the Challenge21 peaks – Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Everest, Cerro Aconcagua, Mount McKinley, Mount Stanley and Vinson Massif- Jake is preparing for his next endeavor this February: El Pico de Orizaba, Mexico, the third highest peak in North America. Our next post will talk all about the beginnings of Challenge21 and how we got teamed up with this amazing organization.

Climb the Mountain to Clean Water – How You Can Get Involved

Jake and his team will acclimate first on La Malinche, climbing some 4100 feet to the summit, before heading off to Orizaba to climb another 4400 feet, for a total of roughly 8500 feet of climbing over 4 days. Raising both money and awareness, every step along the way brings us one step closer to addressing the world’s problem of clean water and adequate sanitation. Over the month of February, if you make a donation to Water For People via our WFP Fundraising page, we’ll enter your name in our Live Tibetan Product Giveaway which includes our – Love in India BraceletLive Tibetan Protection Cord, Live Tibetan Prayer Bead Necklace, Live Tibetan Silk Khata, and the grand prize is an assortment of Live Tibetan products in a brand new Live Venezuelan leather bag (A $300 Value). For every dollar you donate you will receive one entry ballot and will bring us one step closer in the climb to clean water. Enter today by visiting our fundraising site and help us to reach our goal of $8500.

Thank you for being a part of something bigger.

Give Luck And Protection With A Sorte Necklace While You Help Protect The Atlantic Forest

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These beautiful Sorte Necklaces are worn throughout Brazil for protection and luck. Give them as a gift or treat yourself to one and you’ll be helping to protect the Atlantic Forest in Brazil. With every sale, we donate a percent of proceeds to the Nature Conservancy’s Plant A Billion Trees project. Wear the necklace with one saint on your front and one on your back and you will have protection and luck in front of you and behind.

This week, we’re giving away one of our Crystal Onyx Sorte Necklaces. Make sure to like Live Worldly on Facebook for a chance to win!

Support Surfrider Foundation When You Give This Thai Coral Ring

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This Live Thai Coral Ring is the perfect accessory to add a little color and style to your outfit this season. And if you have a case of the holiday blues, coral has actually been said to dispel fears, panic and depression. You can also feel good knowing that your purchase helps to support the Surfrider Foundation which is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s beaches, waves, and oceans. So go ahead, rock that coral.

Live Worldly Give Worldly Day 2: Be Magnetic! Building Blocks Support Education in Honduras

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Tegu building blocks bring a new twist to the classic children’s toy by adding magnets to their blocks, but that’s not the only thing they are doing differently. Tegu is also dedicated to providing education to underprivileged children in Honduras and changing the country’s high unemployment rate.

With every Tegu purchase, you can choose to donate a portion of the purchase to sending a child to school for a day or planting trees in the Honduran forest. With a focus on education and sustainability, Tegu is building a brand and a foundation for the future.

Live Worldly. Give Worldly.

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As we kick off the month of December, the holiday season is already in full swing. Colorful decorations line the streets, party invitations are in the mail, and malls are packed with holiday shoppers. Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of our Live Worldly Give Worldly campaign!  The holidays are a time for giving and gifts can come in all sorts of packages so we at Live Worldly want to share with you unique ways that you can make a difference today. We’ll also highlight some of our favorite Live Worldly products that will make great gifts for your friends and family this season.

Since we also want to share in the fun, we’ll be giving away cool products each week to our awesome followers! To enter, just like Live Worldly on Facebook where you can stay updated on our newest products from around the world. Next week we will select one lucky winner to receive our Ipanema Beach Bag (pictured here), which is featured in the most recent Winter 2012 Collection. In case you missed it, check out the video from the photo shoot — Fall In Love With Live Worldly.

Make sure to check back for gift ideas that also give back to a great cause. We hope that you’ll be inspired to be a part of something bigger, to Live Worldly. From the Live Worldly team, we’d like to wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!

Day 1: Give A Goat (Seriously, not kid-ding).

Your $50 gift to Oxfam America will supply a goat to a rural community in need, bringing food and fertilizer to local families. Want to see the gift of a goat in action? View this Oxfam video:

Founder Kael Robinson Featured in Fox Business News

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Did you know that Live Worldly started with a layoff, $40, and three wishes? Read Kael’s story, covered in Fox Business News, about how a trip to Argentina inspired her to build a business that has grown to over 30 countries – with no signs of stopping.

 

“When people say, ‘you sell bracelets,’ I say, ‘no, I sell wishes.’”

This is what 29-year-old Kael Robinson tells me in our recent interview. She is the founder of Live Worldly and when she says those words I am smiling from ear to ear. Yes. Wishes. Brilliant.

People love that about birthdays, she points out. Or, I think, when pitchinga penny in a fountain. Or creating a vision board. The life coach in me comes alive.

There is something particularly compelling about a 20-something who starts a business, period. But this one figured out after just a short time interning and working in public relations during and post-college that self-employment was a much more preferred route.

“It’s the rebellion side of me,” Robinson says.

Having seen her mother in action as an entrepreneur, it didn’t seem daunting. And, well, after a layoff, an idea had sprung from a pleasure trip to Argentina and her purchase of a Brazilian bracelet or Brazilet. The idea is to tie it on your wrist with three knots, making a wish for each, and when it falls off naturally it is said your wishes will come true.

It was such a fun concept Robinson bought 100 bracelets wholesale for $40 with the idea of sharing it with friends.

“It sort of spiraled out of control from there, in a good way,” she says.

With the economy we’re living in now and unemployment rates hovering in scary places, we’ve begun to hear the ambitious mantra, “if you can’t find a job, create one.” While Robinson’s case is one of willfully choosing to work for herself, it is still a great example of this spirit — if you can’t find a job, create one that is based on a simple concept, is globally and socially conscious, and captures a sense of spiritual whimsy in its customers.

Live Worldly began in August 2008. The Brazilets are still a best seller, but mentions in media — as diverse as CosmoGirl, US Weekly and the Wall Street Journal, just to name a few – have helped grow the business to 20 countries contributing more than 400 products. In addition, Live Worldly can be found in Barney’s and other major retailers and has recently struck deals for 2012 with Macy’s and Diane von Furstenberg.