IKEA + UNICEF Grindtorp Pillows

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IKEA's Handmade Pillows that benefit UNICEF

Ceslie’s Pick

as seen live on: IN THE LOOP WITH IVILLAGE

THE ITEM: A meaningful hand-made affordable one-of-a-kind home accessory

Click HERE to watch Ceslie Armstrong and Kim Coles talk about the pillows and other gift items!







CESLIE’S PICK:

IKEA GRINDTORP PILLOWS

Grindtorp orange red

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$14.99 (cover without cushion) $29.95 (with IKEA cushion form)

available at IKEA.com

In 2005, IKEA, in partnership with UNICEF, launched a unique Income Generation Initiative that gives impoverished women in India support for lasting change. Not only do I love IKEA for making affordable, stylish furnishings available globally; but, now they have partnered with UNICEF to benefit women and girls!

Grindtorp black multi

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More than 2,000 women handcraft IKEA PS GRINDTORP pillows to earn income, self-confidence, and a strengthened status within the community. The program also allows for the creation and participation of Indian women in self-help groups that focus on entrepreneurship and saving money. The women also learn about children's rights, health and nutrition. As a result, the women's more than 75,000 children are becoming immunized and are now attending school.

Grindtorp green blue

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The 100% wool IKEA Grindtorp pillows make great gifts because they are colorful, available in a variety of designs and uniquely handcrafted with all proceeds benefiting women in need.

Grindtorp multi swirl

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CESLIE’S TIP: These amazing pillows make fantastic and MEANINGFUL gifts. IKEA sells the pillow covers and forms as well so buying the cover to mail to a friend is easy and affordable. These are especially great gifts to give to girls and young women and share the story about how these hand made pillows positively affect other women's lives.

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