If this is your first HAWT report, let me give you the 411…I love sharing great finds, brainstorms, and really whatever the heck is on my mind! Sometimes many of these things and ideas are pretty HAWT and even thought-provoking (go figure). Since I do have my own little space in the world to share, I thought why the heck not share with some of my favorites peeps…how freakin’ lucky are you?!?! Periodically, I will bring you The HAWT Report with fabulous fashion finds, cool gadgets, health and beauty must-haves, exciting trends, and whatever else I feel fits!

This time I’m sharing all things IndieDoGood.com. It’s a site that’s dedicated to connecting innovative, independent entrepreneurs to consumers. You can call it the home and community of maker stories, their products, and the fans that love them. And if that’s not enough for you to smile and want to go support them ASAP, add the fact that they include a “do-good” 5% donation of the total purchase price to your favorite charity.

A little backstory….this is a brand that was born out of the owners, Ron and Sue Otten’s, passion and love for the Maker Movement. In its simplest form, the Maker Movement is a social movement driven by the entrepreneurial and inventive spirit. Maker culture emphasizes informal, networked, peer-led, and shared learning about products, services, and lifestyles. It is motivated by giving back, having fun, and finding self-fulfillment.

Visit www.IndieDoGood.com to do your part in encouraging the Maker Movement, and remember that any purchases made there will include a 5% donation to your favorite charity. Here are a few of the brands that caught my attention the most…

Pickle Ball

Now you guys know I’m very competitive and I’m always looking for something fun and different. Pickleball fits that description perfectly! It’s is one of the world’s fastest-growing sports, that few people have heard of, and it’s fun for ages. This sport has similarities to racquetball, tennis, table tennis and badminton, but Pickleball is unique too. Indie Do Good has the latest paddle types and equipment to help you enjoy your best game.

Fair Anita

Fair Anita

Not only do they have lovely pieces, but Fair Anita is a social enterprise that exists to create opportunities for women and girls in 16 countries! Fair Anita provides dignified jobs in countries with extreme poverty and domestic violence. The company’s talented artisan partners carefully design and create all products by hand—gorgeous accessories you can be proud to wear.

Make sure you click on the video to learn more about Indie Do Good!

This article has been created in collaboration with and financial support from IndieDoGood.com, however, the opinions expressed are my own.

Felice "Swanky Girl" Sloan

Felice is the co-founder and editor of Urban Swank. She focuses on food, beauty, and fashion.


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