Every year about this time I do a little spring cleaning in my closet. I weed out clothes that no longer fit or have seen better days. Then I put together a list of items I’ll need for the upcoming warm months. As I head out shopping, I’m often frustrated and discouraged by seeing so many of the same things on rack after rack. Often I end up walking out of the store without purchasing anything and more determined than ever to find unique items that fit my budget.

That’s why I was excited recently to learn that Walmart recently launched a women’s economic empowerment campaign called Empowering Women Together.

Empowering WomenIt’s a fantastic new initiative that encourages shoppers to support small women-owned business around the world. You can learn more about this program through the informative video found here.

By visiting the Empowering Women Together site, shoppers can browse and purchase unique products from around the world. Purchasing these products allows the women behind them to build better lives for themselves and their families.

Empowering Women Together WalmartThe items on the site are beautiful and affordable. I am amazed by the selection and some of my favorite items include:

  • Gorgeous, colorful dresses constructed by women artisans in Rwanda and women owned factories in New Delhi
  • Pretty scarves handcrafted by women artists in Ethiopia
  • Cute felted flower tote bags made by women artisans in Nepal
  • Stunning necklaces, bracelets, and earrings from Kenya, Tanzania, and Peru
  • A wonderful selection of children’s books, nonfiction books, and personalized photocards

I was also excited to see a fantastic selection of food from around the world as well including a Women’s Bean Project Sweetheart Gift Set, Full Circle Exchange Organic Extreme Dark Chocolate Bars, Las Manos Espresso Blend Dark Roast Ground Coffee and more. I always enjoy trying foods from around the world. Chocolate and coffee are two of my favorite indulgences right now so I can’t wait to try some of these out.

There truly is something for everyone and even a great selection of items that will benefit women right here in the United States.

Whether the items support women around the world or here in the U.S. they would all make fantastic gifts. The categories on the Empowering Women Together site include:

  • Apparel & Accessories
  • Food
  • Home
  • Jewelry
  • Photo Cards & Books

I was impressed by both the beauty and affordability of Walmart’s Empowering Women Together line. Handcrafted items created by artisans are generally pretty pricey but I was thrilled to see that each item listed on the site is budget-friendly.

Not only is this line inspiring but so is the Empowering Women Together Pinterest Board. Take a few minutes to check it out and learn about the women behind these products and their stories.

I also found infographic interesting. It really puts things into perspective.

Walmart Empowering Women TogetherI’m excited about this Walmart program. I love to shop for unique items and to give back whenever I can and Empowering Women Together allows me to do both. I can’t wait to do some spring shopping now and pick up a few exceptional, handcrafted, and gorgeous pieces and to support women around the world while doing so.

Disclaimer: I am part of the Mom It Forward blogger network. Mom It Forward and Walmart partnered in support of this campaign. Walmart compensated me for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.