connected goods – a giveaway.
by victoria comment


today’s a good day. my lovely sponsors connected goods are hosting a reader giveaway, and wait for it…it’s a $200 shopping spree on any of their fair trade goods! you can purchase anything you like from their gorgeous collection — from jewelry and clothing, to home and garden goods and all kinds of accessories.

it’s connected goods’ goal to offer the opportunity for you to connect with various artisans throughout the world by way of their fine craftsmanship and unique stories. The fair trade system strengthens the skills of the producers to grow and become self sufficient in the international trading arena, and connected goods connects you more directly to producers in developing countries, reducing the middle men, and helping local artisans make livable wages, while you enjoy products that are backed by a unique story and history. so you can shop away on connected goods, whilst helping out some artisans in need!

Note: comments are now closed, and we will announce a winner shortly! thanks!

to enter, simply:

• visit their facebook page and ‘like it’.

• comment below letting me know you did, and if you like, share with us what you might purchase with your $200 shopping spree. we’ll select a winner randomly from the comments section.

• as always, please leave a way to reach you via email, twitter or facebook, and we’ll announce a winner on facebook and twitter next week.

• please enter by wednesday, february 1, pacific standard time.

* giveaway sponsored by connected goods.

324 responses to “connected goods – a giveaway.”

  1. Hi there!
    I am in love with your blog! I just moved into my first apartment in Boston and am beginning to decorate it. I keep a little folder of the things you post as inspiration for my apartment. :] I just liked the connected goods’ Facebook page. I love their style & company mission. I hope I get a chance to full my new home with their gorgeous collection!

  2. Hi, I love Connected Goods…there are so many things on my list from their website but specifically: the Ethiopian anything towels, the fair trade African basket, and I would love a Kantha quilt as well. What a great giveaway!

  3. Liked on Facebook! The Kantha Quilts – so gorgeous! I’m going to have fun playing around on that site. -Brittany

  4. Such beautiful pieces and an even more beautiful mission! I’ve liked their Facebook page :) Should I win, some of the stunning olive and mango wood pieces from their home line would definitely be in my basket (and those olive wood condiment bowls might be happening sometime soon irregardless…).

  5. Wow. Beautiful stuff. I would definitely get a kantha quilt for my roomie and a mango wood pizza board for parties.

  6. Liked Connected Goods on FB- so many lovely items to choose from – I would love to have the Handcrafted White Capiz Chandelier Light and the Wire Mesh Food Dome….to start with anyway! The Kantha quilts are gorgeous!

  7. I liked them and Facebook. This is such a cool company, and if I won one of the things I’d buy would be one of those awesome handwoven belts!


    (pineapplestrawberry @

  8. Liked them on facebook…and such a tough choice, their things are so pretty, but I think I’d go with the home goods. A quilt, woven basket and cutting board would be my way to go!

  9. A love button would be more appropriate for this page. I’m loving their jewelry, the leather bags, and am really interested in the soap since my boyfriend makes soap too and we tend to only use hand pored soap and goat seems pretty different. I also love the scarves. Lets just say this a new favorite web page for me :)

  10. What an amazing company! So happy you helped me find them. If I won I would get the ceramic honey bee tea set and have a tea party! Also, I would mail the secret message birds out to all the wonderful people in my life; what a whimsical way to tell them how much they mean to me.

  11. LOVE your blog! Liked on FB, and shopped until I filled my cart with way more than $200.. I want it all! Although if i were to win I would spoil our daughter who is due in May :) Her nursery is really things fair trade and locally made, so it would be just perfect!
    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!
    Elise Nicole

  12. what is it about throw blankets that I feel like i need way more than would actually be appropriate in my apartment!? Love this site!

  13. I just liked them on facebook. Love this new-to-me site!

    I’d definitely go crazy & spend WAAAY over $200. I’d buy baskets, throws, a tote for me & a couple of little toys for the kiddos. Love this site. I’ll definitely be using this for buying wedding gifts.


    (here’s hoping!)

  14. I liked them on facebook, and I love their Kantha quilts and throw blankets! They would look gorgeous in my apartment, I just know it :-) Great giveaway!

  15. Love your blog and Liked Connected Fair Trade Goods & Gifts on Facebook. The hubby and I have our 9 year dating anniversary / 2 year Wedding Anniversary on Valentine’s Day. The Personal Potions & Colorful Kantha Quilt would be perfect for our stay-cation celebration.

  16. Liked on FB. I’d love to get the engraved round gold plated bangle or the handmade horn bracelet.

  17. i liked them on fb and the i would have to choose one of the baskets, perhaps the yellow one with the handles since it’s my power color. the jute rugs are also amazing and the throws are beautiful!

  18. I just liked Connected Goods on facebook! I would love to snag one of those one of a kind Kantha quilts, that peace sign pillow and possibly a gorgeous embroidered bag. Beautiful products!

  19. Liked on the FB page:) If I won the shopping spree I’d definitely be using the $$ in the home section! As a recent college grad with a new job starting soon in the city, I’m gonna need some cool new swag for my place, like the Handcrafted Natural African Sandalwood Tray, Vetiver Bath Mat, or any of the amazing baskets!

  20. Done…
    Great site…. Great concept…. beautiful things, love the hand made look of everything. Hard to know what to choose if I win!


  21. I just liked Connected Goods! Man o man I love their handbags and home accessories. Thank you for sharing such a neat company.

  22. Oh, I love this site! Selecting my purchase would be very difficult. The scarfs are amazing, but I think I’d go for one of the quilts- the Kantha Throw- and a capiz chandelier.

  23. I’m officially a fan of Connected Goods! I just bought my first condo and I need some of their lovely home decor to decorate my space!!

  24. Liked them on FB. What a wonderful company. Thanks again for all the wonderful places you bring to us, your devoted followers! How to choose?!! Everything is wonderful and I definitely will shop here, win or not. As I was browsing through, I found I have Christmas taken care of for next year. Definitely the bee cups. I have a thing for cups and tea or yerba maté. The Kantha throws – I would get several and layer. I love the woven items and would definitely get the knitting baskets as soon as they come back into stock. Oh, and the sisal purse – love the design. Thanks again!

  25. Liked them on fb and crossing my fingers! Please random selection, select meeeeeee!!me me me!!!

  26. liked connected goods on facebook. I buy fair trade as often as I can, so it’s great to have a new resource. LOVE those kantha throws and the pendant shades!

  27. I think you just introduced me to my new favorite site! Such cool things. I would love a big knitting basket. for sure. Just liked them on FB. Thank you!

  28. I just liked connected goods on facebook and checked out their website – loved it! Especially all the beautiful baskets – my house is in great need of some organization & this would seriously help in a very attractive way!

  29. So hard to decide, but I would love to have a few of those gorgeous Ethopian Cotton Anything Towels OR the Hand-woven Diamond Weave Throw + Hand Painted Enamel Floral Tumblers …LOVELY!

  30. Liked on FB! I’m loving all their beautiful scarves and Kantha throws. Obsessed with anything that is bright, pink and orange right now. So fun. Thanks!!!

  31. What a wonderful giveaway! I love the earthy quality of their offerings, especially the wooden bowls and beautiful baskets and the meaning behind the company. I liked on FB too.

  32. Wow! What an amazing site! So many lovely things on there, that I’m not sure where I’d start if I got set loose there with a shopping spree! But am loving the throws, necklace rack and pretty much everything else!

    Twitter- craft_zilla

  33. Just liked Connected Goods on FB- I loved the bohemian, earthy feel of their products, & esp. that they are Fair Trade & Earth-Friendly! I’d simply adore a couple of the recycled sari blankets to add some wonderful color & an int’l feel to my cold MN home! :)

  34. Wow! What incredible products! I liked their facebook page and am now completely obsessed with the quilts on their website :)

  35. Hi! Thank you so much for introducing me to connected goods! What a fantastic company. I love your blog and visit it daily for inspiration, I just moved to the west coast from Florida and sold all my things before the bog move. I am in the process of re collecting to decorate my apartment her in Portland. I would absolutely love to get one of the Kantha throws, they are so beautiful. Also the hand painted floral tumblers are amazing! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

  36. Mission accomplished on ol’ FB! I have to say, I’m always impressed with companies that put their conscience into their business model. As for the products, I’m a sucker for handmade beauty products, so count me in for anything there, and that gorgeous, summer-y market tote!

  37. Hi there! Just bought some new bedroom furniture that desperately needs new bedding & a few accent pieces to brighten the room up. Fingers crossed I win!

  38. Hi. Love your blog. I just “liked” them on FB. I could really see me getting one of those quilts or the wood pizza board. So many lovely things. Cheers!

  39. I liked them on FB. I have no idea what i would get cause there are just so many great things on their website! I really enjoy your blog! :)

  40. Just liked them on Facebook. Wonderful shop. I’d choose something for my apartment, as I’ll move to another city sometime this year and having something to cozy up a new apartment would feel great.

  41. Hi! :) I am obsessed with everything from connected goods. I really love their kantha quilts!! They’re so fab!!
    I like connected goods on facebook! Thank you for this opportunity!

  42. liked on facebook!

    i love the recycled sari baby blankets and the african knitting basket. but really? everything they carry is so lovely!

  43. I liked it! So hard to choose what I would get…love the Kantha quilts, the scarves, and the wooden kitchen goodies. Such a great concept and a beautiful website, too!


  44. Liked them on FB! I am blown away by the hand-printed silk scarf in zigzag blossom… the detail on it is SO good. Thanks for hosting this unique giveaway–love to support local!

  45. Wow, it’s not easy to choose! I adore the knitting baskets, but I’m also eyeing the tea light holders, decorative storage jars, capiz chandeliers, and clothes hampers. All so, so lovely.

    (I liked them on Facebook, as well)

  46. Hi Victoria!
    What a treat this is!
    I’ve ‘Like’ them on FB right away when i saw their Kantha quilts. If my name was picked, I would use my winnings towards a Kantha quilt and the handbag in sisal fiber. The handbag is perfect for the upcoming seasons.


  47. Liked (loved!!) on FB. So hard to choose just one thing, everything looks so amazing! The kantha quilts are beautiful.

  48. Hi,

    Like it!!!!
    I loved the handmade recycled huipile bag!
    I´m in love also with the handcrafted pendant lamp shade!
    and also in love with the Kantha Quilted Throw!
    and a lot more of hearts….<3 <3

  49. They have so many fabulous things to chose from. I think I’m mostly tempted by their leather collapsible stools. Fabulous and useful!

  50. How could I possibly choose?! So many gorgeous items!
    I would love a set of wooden cutting boards since cooking is my passion (second only to surfing through home decor blogs).

  51. I LIKED Connected Goods on FB!! There are so many things I would buy off of their website. The Fair Trade Leather shopping bag {dying!}, the Handloomed Navy Scarf LOVE….my list could go on and on. :)

  52. Wow, what a lovely selection of items! I would have a tough time choosing. I love the wooden block stamps, the capiz chandeliers, the recycled sari throw, the wood cutting boards and spoons, the sandalwood tray, and the sustainable wool bird houses, among other things!


    soomerki at aol dot com

  53. Just liked them, glad to have been turned onto them, they have lovely things. The handloomed navy blue scarf with the red and white stripes is EXACTLY what I need! NEED!

    Thanks for the oportunity!

  54. I liked it on fb! I would looove the Kantha Weekender Travel bag. Fabulous and fair trade–love it!

  55. Hello-
    So glad I checked in on your blog today-
    Connected Goods is such an amazing shop with a great mission!
    I would feel wonderous if I were the proud owner of a kantha throw for my new Berkeley pad <3
    And….the bright hand painted enamel floral tumblers are lovely as well….So many pretty things to choose from <3

  56. I have had Kantha quilts on the brain for the past several months (since discovering these beautiful quilted kantha panels that were being used as dressing room curtains in local Free People store in NC), and I haven’t been able to find a retailer. My hubby and I ooh-ed and ah-ed over them and how amazing they would be in our living room. I especially like the Circle Dot and the Yellow and Black throw, but any of them would be lovely. Also wouldn’t mind having one of those mango wood pizza boards. Thanks for helping me find a source, and possibly win something in the process!

  57. Hello Victoria! Long time loving reader, first time commenter ;)

    I’m overwhelmed with what I could do with that $200… I’m just going to dream a bit longer on this one… right now my fantasy is focused on the colorful african baskets…

    Thanks so much for making the giveaway happen & for this gorgeous blog of yours, I’m absolutely hooked <3

  58. Liked! I would really love to win this one, there are so many great things, I can’t decide!
    I’ll definitely go back to this site often!

  59. i LOVE connected goods…so of course i like them on measly old facebook ;)
    if i won, i would definitely buy the kantha stitch throw in leaf yellow, and the woven storage basket in blue to house toys or laundry in my baby boy’s room – due in 5 weeks!! eep!
    i’m sure i’d spend more on top of that. haha :)
    thanks for everything you do! so inspiring to me, as a fellow lover of WHITE!

  60. “Liked” on facebook! It would be a very difficult decision, the birdhouses, the throws, the scarves, all of it is so beautiful.


  61. I just liked their page on facebook! I’ve been looking for the perfect throw and they have beautiful ones so that’s probably what I would choose.They have so many wonderful things!

  62. Happily Liked~
    I would love the Kantha Recycled Sari Baby Blanket – Purple & Orange and some cute rattles!
    Fingers crossed!~

  63. Me! Me! Please, oh please pick me!

    Just liked the page, and if I were to win, I would splurge it all on one large Kantha Quilt!

  64. Oh, how I would love to win!! There is so much to choose from but I sure would enjoy trying to pick!!

  65. LIKED! What a lovely giveaway, thank you! Their items are all so lovely, I think I’d go for one of the gorgeous Kantha Quilted Throws and one of the woven storage baskets.

  66. Hi,
    I just liked connected goods on Facebook, I’m so glad to have found them – I love, love , love the Kantha quilts!! The colors/patterns are so beautiful I would have to get more than one! Thanks. :)

  67. Ooh, I ‘liked’ on FB. The cotton/silk Yumi Navy or handloomed navy w/red and white stripes scarves are eye-catching..I also love the handmade woman’s handbag from Kenya. Thanks!

  68. Greetings! I am thrilled to discover Connected Goods. I love the Woven African Knitting Baskets, especially the “fair trade woven african basket”. Thanks for featuring this great company!

  69. “liked” and loved! What a fantastic selection! I would choose the olive wood condiment bowls, the aqua bathroom bin, the fabric necklace, the infinity scarf -forest green, the geometric bag with tooled leather handle, hand carved woodblock stamp – peacock! iron wire dome food cover,
    any of the hampers and the throws oh gosh!

  70. I “liked: them. In all honesty it is hard to choose what I would pick up. Probably some of the fantastic fabric pieces.

  71. I would buy something made from wood – keep it simple and from the earth. Love it! I hope I win!

  72. Hi Victoria,
    Thanks for the FUN & FABULOUS GIVEAWAY opportunity.
    I liked connected goods on Facebook.
    I’m crazy for the Woven Jute Storage Bag…….Gotta love those blue and vanilla stripes!

    I’m seeing sun and sand and the big old sea.

  73. Thanks for telling us about this store. What a great selection of items! I liked them on fb. I like the scarves, house items, and baby wraps. So much interesting selection!

  74. I liked the facebook page and my facebook name is Sammie Burton.
    And if i was to win i would buy one of the leather bound journals- i love them, there is something so idyllic about writing in such a gorgeous journal. I would also buy some toys and whatnot from the little ones section for my sister who is soon going to be a mum :)

  75. Liked Connected Goods on FB!

    I’d probably get a scarf (handloomed scarf – navy w/ red & white stripes looks nice) or a tote!

  76. Like their page and LOVE everything on their site. I think my favorite would be the pink lotus quilt. So beautiful…

  77. Love this website! I’m having a baby soon, and I have a long list of things to get from here- blankets, baskets, little toys! So cute! I definitely “liked it”

  78. Connected Goods is liked on FB! I’d love to tote my market finds in the handmade women’s hand bag while wearing a hand-printed cotton & silk scarf.

  79. I’m Erin and I’ve liked Connected Goods on Facebook. I would love to buy the round 16″ cotton peace pillow and the handmade wood earring stand…


  80. What a beautiful giveaway! Just liked on Facebook, and now I’m drooling over all their items – I know my boyfriend would love one of those leather journals, and I’m eyeing the navy “Handloomed” scarf!

  81. I LOVE that Lola Hat in Taupe! I’ve been trying to find one just like it for ages. Liked on Facebook!

  82. I liked connected goods on Facebook, what a lovely little shop! I’m all over the kitchen items (pizza boards, lambs wool throw, Firefly Tear Drop T Light Holders)!

  83. Hi Victoria. Have liked Connected Goods on Facebook. This is such a great giveaway. My first purchase would be the Embroidered Market Tote. So colourful and fun!! Then I would have to pick up the Hand Painted Enamel Floral Tumblers. Love all the colour!!! I would buy the Twisterd Wood Salad Server Set and finally, it would have to be the Fair Trade Yoyo Elephant Doll for my little god child. Such beautiful stuff. Thanks for the opportunity to join the giveaway. LOVE sfgirlbybay.


  84. I liked them on facebook!
    They are selling so many amazing items. Pillows are especially cute!

  85. Not only do i adore and would order their kantha quilts, flower hightops, handpainted enamel dog bowls and tumblers, their flowerbee birdhouses and definitely their large west african hamper basket in green for sure, but i lOVE the fact that these are fair trade products and they are made by artisans who get the right amount of pay for creating such beautiful things that have so much work put into them. oooh plus the hand carved wood blocks are a must, especially the sunflower!

  86. OMG, I just love all their wonderful things – those quilts are amazing! Just “liked” them on FB and keeping my fingers and toes crossed that I win! I sure could use that shopping spree to buy lots and lots of baby gifts (I’ll be a first-time auntie soon to a slew of nieces and/or nephews – yeah, there musta been something in the water ;)

  87. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! I just liked them on FB. I have a friend who just bought her first house and there are so many things that I could get her. Thanks for posting such a great shop!

  88. Love it!!! First I want the Mango Wood Soup Ladle, then I want the Twisted Olive Wood Salad Server Set, then Black Wooden Decorative Storage Jars – set of 3, then Fair Trade Handmade Rustic Wood Vase Set, then (I know I’ve gone past $200, but…….) Vetiver Scented Balls – Set of 6.Please & THANK YOU!!!!!

  89. clicked on “like” and shared with my friends. A noble enterprise, indeed. Loving the cutting boards. If I was so lucky as to win, I’d choose a cutting board, the Kantha yellow and black quilt, the earring stand and a medium bell.

  90. I liked them on Facebook. Seeing as how I’m in dire need of an accessories upgrade I’d probably start with Riverbed Bracelets and a scarf or two.

  91. well it sure is easy to like them (just did on fb)–they have fab wares. i love the fair trade leather shopper tote bag–among other things! deelish!

  92. “liked” it. would totally buy my mom & myself each a quilted throw! so much character in all their pieces–i’m in love.

  93. “Liked” on Facebook and LOVE the throws, quilts, and bakets!!! What a generous giveaway!

  94. just liked them on facebook and now i’ll be spending the next hour on their site! i think i’d get a pair of rattle tail earrings and maybe a basket or some kind of home things for my new place.

    thanks for sharing this with us!

  95. Just liked them on Facebook. What beautiful things!! The blankets and jewelry are my favorites.

  96. Being a doting mama, I was drawn towards the things for the little ones, specifically the elephant hanging garland. We just visited my mom in Portland and my daughter could not stop playing with a similar chicken garland that she had in the guest room. I think fun, colorful decorations like this (and ones that aren’t typically kidd-ish and trite) are great.

    On the other hand, this mama has a weakness for scarves. The light blue Diamond Weave Scarf looks delicious. I love oversized scarves and the color on this is perfect – I feel like this color feels fresh for spring but would work just as well come winter time.

  97. Liked it and love the site. Would definitely score a Kantha Throw. The colors and patterns are beautiful on those.

  98. I liked Connected Goods on Facebook; I’d love to have the Kantha Quilt in Pink Stripe, the Decorative Dog Bowl in blue, and the Fair Trade Knitted Dog Sweater. (So cute!)

  99. Very effective marketing approach – liked the facebook page – shopping sprees are awesome!

  100. Oh wow! So glad to know about this place!
    I love the blue and white zig zag knitting basket. My daughter would love that peace sign pillow!

  101. I just came onto your blog for the first time and saw this- I love Connected goods! I just moved into my first apartment and have been busily decorating, but I’d love to get some of the cute carpets and accents from Connected Goods for my living room!

  102. i liked Connected Fair Trade Goods and Gifts on Fb, but actually really love them! -as do i love your blog! A place of a whole bunch of beautiful eye candy, as far as I’m concerned.
    i would get either the Ring Gold Plated Pendant Necklace, the Tagua Bib Statement Necklace, or one of the throws (..but I’m not sure which one, because they’re all so amazingly beautiful!!)

  103. Definitely loving the weekender travel bag! My weekender (thrifted) bag broke and I’m in need of a new one :) Lovely things here…

  104. Liked on FB & if I could make it into a Love instead I would be all over it… What isn’t there on the site that I wouldn’t love to frost my little house with!! Fingers & toes crossed that the random selector picks me!!!

  105. i liked them on facebook- and i love all of their stuff! such a great style:) i love their quilts and rugs…i would share the spree with my sis in law- my brother has been out of a job for a while and she never gets to shop, i know its hard on her and this shop is right up her alley!!! thanks, your blog is the best!! and i follow you on twitter:)

  106. Liked! :) I would definitely get a couple of the mango wood pizza boards…and probably some of their cool sari throws! Thanks for the chance to win…amazing giveaway!

  107. I liked them on facebook. I would definitely buy some crocheted rattles for my baby. The bird ones are so cute!

  108. I did the Facebook “Like”! I would, perhaps, get a baby blanket. One of my dearest friends just had a son, and I’d love to bestow one of the beautiful blankets…and maybe a rattle too! :)

  109. that’s an awesome giveayway, thank you very much!! And well if I win one of those scarves becomes mine!
    Oh, and of course i liked them on facebook!

  110. Ahh, there are so many lovely, guilt-free things on that site! Just off the top I’d love the Lamb’s Wool throw or some Deepti lanterns, or both! I liked them on Facebook and I think I’ll go continue to browse the site and like them even more.

  111. I love your site! Great stuff at connected goods. I liked their page, and love the items you show are you site: Pizza board and the rice duffel. Also loved, loved the scarfs and fair trade cotton ring bag! Definitely want to pick up the cotton & leather hand woven shoulder bag.



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    like it on facebook, love it in real life :)
    PERFECT gift for my sisters birthday!
    i am so excited because the products are all beautiful!!!!

  113. Just liked Connected Goods! So many lovely items, I’m really loving their jewelry and bags.
    Thanks for this great giveaway!


  114. I liked on facebook, and id love to have the Handmade Fair Trade Cotton Quilt Bedding – Pink Lotus



  115. Liked them, and would love the fair trade woman’s hand bag, the handwoven baskets, and the leather stool…

  116. I liked it on fb! and I liked the handmade fair trade cotton quilt bedding – pink lotus, simply because it made me feel happy just looking at it.

  117. I liked them in Facebook. All is so gorgeous! I liked the Huipile Bags and the Cloth Notebooks and the Peace Pillow and … eveything.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Peace and Love from Spain!

  118. Liked! Hard to decide what I’d choose, the soaps seem amazing and the journals.


  119. Wow, this site is a treat! I would have to try a bit of everything – a handmade scarf, dangly earrings, a Kantha throw, or one of the many unique objects.

  120. Oh! All the quilt and towels are beautiful. Thanks for you blog and all the treasure you share with us!

  121. Hello!

    I have liked Connected Goods & Gifts on facebook! They have a great site, thanks for introducing it to me. I love some of the jewelry, and the baskets are amazing!
    Your blog is so great and I love seeing bits and pieces of San Francisco. I visited for the first time in October this past year and it is such an amazing and beautiful city. I could move there tomorrow!!

    Thank you =)

  122. I liked them on FB and LOVE the pink lotus quilt! So warm and snuggly :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

  123. I liked them on FB and I LOVE their website! I love so many things there. Rugs, quilts, the passport covers, the block print stamps… I am getting something whether I win or not! Which explains why give-aways make sense for companies… <3

  124. The rattlesnake necklace, to remind me of growing up in California, but probably a quilt to keep me warm in this London winter. Or the passport cover to fly me home! A x p.s. with just over 200 comments, you could give each of us $1 towards a purchase, then we can all support fair trade!

  125. Friending is done. I absolutely want to string up a few of the “modern hanging pendant lamp shades” in my garden.

  126. I liked them on Facebook, and really support and cherish the idea of more companies like Connected Goods! What a wonderful site. I checked them out and I can tell you that I am currently typing this post on the wooden floor of our new home we just moved in yesterday! The 200$ would be well spent on many of the Wild Olive wood products and the Woven African Knitting baskets! Love Love this company,
    Annette Graf

  127. I liked them on Facebook! I’ve made a point to give either handmade or fair trade gifts every Christmas, so this site is great to know about. I’m loving the African woven baskets, quilts and throws, and the peacock leather pouch. Thanks for the giveaway! I ADORE your blog.

  128. I hope to win so I can shower my niece and nephew with the previous toys for little ones! I especially love the doughnut rattle – I like on facebook!

  129. Im so glad you told us about this store…. I love everything in it!! We just got married and I would love some of those home goods as we set up our new space. Especially the throw blankets and woven baskets!!

  130. Beautiful! “Connected” is my word for my life, so this Fair Trade shop seems a perfect fit for me. I love the scarves, and the Tagua Bib Statement necklace is gorgeous. But I’d most likely spend the gift on an area rug or a lambswool throw. Gorgeous.

  131. Those cutting boards are making me drool! Love your blog – found you via your comments (ages ago) on apt therapy. Just saying your blog has replaced them in my morning reading routine. Love your style…

  132. Oh man this giveaway is AMAZING!!! like my fave I’ve seen in a while! I LOVE these guys and drool over their goodies regularly. But I had never liked them on FB – so now that’s done :) The wooden spoons and boards, the egyptian cotton towels, the rugs, the gorgeous patterns in scarves and baskets and such… I don’t even know how I’d narrow down my list of lust worthy bits… but I’m sure I could manage!! FINGERS CROSSED!!!!!!!


  133. Looks like a wonderful organization! I love the bags made from Guatemalan Huipiles. Such incredible embroidery! If I win, I think I’d have to go for one of the Indian Kantha throws. I have been eyeing that style of blanket for a long time now!

  134. I liked them on Facebook – and I really do!
    I’m liking that leather tote, but some of their home accesories are beautiful too. I think half the fun of the gift card would be to leisurely page thru their online store :)

  135. I just liked them on FB as well. What a great store! I am getting a puppy SOON (eeeeee!) and I would definitely get the hand painted doggie bowls if I won the giveaway. Such a beautiful store. Thanks for sharing! :)

  136. Oh there is so much to love at Connected Fair Trade! Even things that are lovely to say like “mango wood soup ladle,” and “firefly teadrop tealight,” or just a new persona with a scarf and a fedora. Like!

  137. I ‘liked’ Connected Goods of facebook. I am in love with all of the bright colored quilts and throws and would love to have one in my apartment!

  138. I “liked” and like Connected Goods. I would definitely want to splurge on one of the beautiful Kantha Quilts! Thanks for sharing this with us.

  139. I liked them on Facebook – I would definitely want to buy one of the quilts, so lovely! Also love the wooden decorative storage jars.

  140. The Connected Goods design aesthetic is PERFECT for my new apartment, which I’m desperately trying to furnish. If I had the $200 I’d buy the:

    -handmade rustic wood vases
    -kantha throw – zebra floral
    -african bath bin basket – aqua

    Thanks for hosting!

  141. I liked them on Facebook.

    I have been looking for a handbag for a loooong time, so definitely I would buy the COTTON RING BAG very nice and feminine and the HAND-WOVEN WEST AFRICAN HAMPER-GREEN IN LARGE for my daughter´s room.

  142. I like them!!! I would have LOVED them..

    Found you thru sfgirlbybay !!! LOVE your goods!!!! If I were to win the giveaway I would definitely use it to buy my sister her BIRTHDAY present!!!!!! Im struggling right now as an artist in LA …so broke that “all” she gets is a card…Id love to surprise her!!!!!! :)))) She’d be like “Whaaa??!?!?” :))))))) xoxo

  143. I love connected goods! Just liked them on facebook. Their Ethiopian towels have a place already reserved in my bathroom, and I’ve been dying for one of those knitting baskets. Perfect for cozying up in these gloomy winter months in the Bay and knitting away a Sunday afternoon.

  144. I am so glad this prompted me to check out Connected Goods! They have very unique finds that I find truly inspirational. I would love to add the snake rattle tail earrings to my personal collection :) Thanks for sharing!

  145. Just liked them on Facebook! So many wonderful things.

    I absolutely love the scarves and the horn & spike earrings. So beautiful.

  146. Definitely some baskets…no, towels…no, quilts….no, birdhouses….no, vases…I mean, I really just want everything in the home and garden section!

  147. Awesome site – so many great things to choose from. I adored the leather shopper tote, the recycled rice bag pink duffle (I have a wallet made out of this material and it’s lasted forever) and the wonderful finger puppets!! We pack finger puppets in the diaper bag for all occasions – they have entertained in many restaurants and on roadtrips to keep our smallest passenger happy. :)
    cool, cool, cool.

  148. oh – and completely wonderful little hand-painted message birds, cool embroidered belts and fun embroidered tennis shoes. So cute and what a great concept overall.

  149. I liked them on Facebook and did a little browsing on their website. I LOVE the kantha quilted throws – just beautiful!

  150. just got my like on, and helped myself to some window shopping. i would be after the Kanthia throw in midnight gold and one of there oh-so-very pretty capiz chandelier lights in white or turquoise. one of their lovely recycled sari baby blankets would make a lovely addition to our upcoming baby room. the aqua bath bin and knitting baskets are soooo tempting too! thanks for the giveaway opportunity. this is my first visit to their website thanks to you Victoria. oxo

  151. Hi,

    Great Giveaway… liked on FB!! Fingers crossed :)
    I am loving those wood block stamps… great for decor and crafts.

  152. Why hello! I turn to your blog for a lot of wardrobe inspiration and since coming across this contest, I would adore many items! I “liked” them on Facebook and look forward to checking their site more often. Especially since I’m building up my kitchen and revamping the rest of my apartment, I could use a lot of the “Home & Garden” items. Pizza board, lanterns, tea towels and some throws would be a great addition. And I’m in love with that leather shopping tote!

  153. I’d love to enter this fabulous giveaway!
    I “liked” the FB site (under my name, Piroska).
    I would probably get one of their gorgeous throws, and the Twisted Olive Wood Salad Server Set .

  154. I absolutely adore all of the throws from this vendor! My favorite would have to be the Lamb’s Wool Throw. I’ve been dying for a wool throw, and this one looks beyond the realm of comfy! What a great vendor of fair trade items!

  155. Just liked the page on facebook. Thank you for introducing me to the lovely Connected Fair Trade website! If I won a $200 gift certificate, I think I’d blow it all on hand-woven African baskets, from the colorful large clothes hamper to the knitting baskets, to the smaller ones. Or else I’d buy three Kantha throws.

  156. Liked them on facebook! Even if I don’t win I might have to go to town on their housewares…so many amazing and unique pieces! The serveware and throws and lamps!!!! *swoon*

  157. Liked the page – now my fingers are crossed for one of those jute rugs and a mango pizza board!

  158. Just connected and Liked Connected Goods on Facebook. I am crossing my fingers. I have just fallen in love with the Kantha Quilts. I am in so much want right now.

  159. Liked them on Facebook. Love their products. Especially the baskets, the mango wood pizza boards and the pentagram earrings!

  160. Hi Victoria!
    I just liked CONNECTED GOODS Facebook Page!

    I’m graduating from college in May and will be making a big move from NYC to San Fran to work in the prop styling business! If I won the $200 I would definitely use it in the HOME&GARDEN section to decorate my new apartment. Moving across the country will not be easy and I’m going to need some beautiful new accents! I love the throws, and love love love the woven baskets. I’m also loving those copper bells! I have a feeling I would end up spending even more than the $200!

  161. Everything on Connected is so beautiful, but my eye caught the Spring Fever Kantha quilt. It is lovely! But who could resist the Beaded Chandelier Earrings, a guilty pleasure indeed!

  162. “Liking” Connected Goods on FB was a no-brainer, and I did it. It’s so nice to discover a company that offers global products that will work so tastefully in almost any type of decor. I especially love it because my decorating style is an eclectic mixture of ethnic, western, contemporary, and rustic chic. With my $200 gift certificate I would choose the Kantha Quilted Recycled Sari Throw Red Delight ($79) for my bed, the One of a Kind Kantha Quilt Circle Dot ($79), which I would repurpose as a wall hanging, and the handcrafted Natural African Sandalwood Tray to fill with candles and mercury glass. I can just see it now! Wonderful giveaway – thanks for the opportunity.

  163. i just “liked” them on facebook! they offer some really great home goods! i’m especially liking their quilts – such unique designs.

  164. I liked it on facebook and loved the textiles….how could a girl just pick one!!! I’d love half a dozen!!! Absolutely amazing and how wonderful to come home for a super stressful job and get to wrap yourself in all that reviving color made by hand!! Simply delightful!!

  165. Fellow SF girl here and I adore your blog! I just liked them on Facebook…I’m lusting after the leather tote they have! Thank you for this giveaway!

  166. I liked it on FB and I love Love LOVE their fab goods! I hope that I win this shopping spree!!! :)

  167. Liked them on facebook! I think I would have to go for some of the textiles. They are just gorgeous. Although some of their leather goods are pretty cool too!

    Reach me on twitter @SavvyYoungSarah or via my blog:

  168. I WANT THAT DIAMOND WEAVE THROW~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~PLEASE!

  169. So many fun things. I’m drawn to the sari quilts, the leather shopping bag, and the funky three-legged leather chair. Thanks for showing us the way to the website!

  170. My $ 200 will go towards:
    1. 2 woven African knitting baskets
    2. 1 Tagua bib statement necklace
    3. 1 Chivas fair trade goat milk lavender soap


  171. Thanks for introducing me to Connected Goods! I just liked their FB page. I have my eyes on the Turquoise Capiz Chandelier Light and the Circles Passport Cover. :)

  172. What a great shop! Liked on facebook and would definitely buy the fair trade leather shopper tote bag with the $200.


  173. Wow, this is amazing, it took me forever to get to the bottom of these comments… Congratulations on a successful giveaway!

    I’ve liked Connected Goods on facebook, oops and I will also add it to my pages favourites after I finish here.

    I would find it difficult to choose, but maybe a scarf, those awesome converse runners, jewelry of course, that super cool eye glass holder, any of the textiles, or items for the home. AHH, see difficult to choose.

    Thanks for a great chance to win this Victoria. Happy Weekend everyone!

  174. just found out i am going to be an aunt! so, i’ve liked the connected folks on facebook, and would love to buy some extra goodies for my brother’s nursery… like the beautiful elephant garland, the yoyo dolls, and maybe a baby blanket! and, perhaps a treat for myself too :)… like one of the woven african baskets!

  175. I hope it’s my lucky day! I would wrap myself in one of their scarves and maybe get some earrings too!

  176. oh boy did i like it!
    those khanta quilt would definitly add some more color layers on our most confortable kashima sofa ( we already cover it with Kenyan and Scottish fabrics).
    really really great blog by the way!
    Adrien from France :)

  177. thank you for the fantastic giveaway! i liked the facebook page…i love their kantha baby quilts. they would be perfect for my twins!

  178. Such gorgeous stuff! Those scarves are lovely. I liked the facebook page and am looking forward to seeing much more. Three cheers for fair trade!

  179. I liked the connected goods facebook page. I really love the leather shopper tote, and their hand woven scarves are really beautiful!

  180. I “liked” it on Facebook and I loved looking at the homegoods on the site! I’d pick up a hand-woven throw for me and one to giveaway to a friend. Thank you!

  181. Just “liked” Connected Goods! I adore the Tagua Bracelets, very bold and colorful. Thanks!

  182. Just “liked” CG! I love all of the colorful items. But since it is winter here in Minnesota, I am dreaming about warm blankets. So first, I would choose a cuddly sari blanket to give my sis so she can cuddle my new nephew or niece (due end of May!). I would also buy a sari blanket to help spruce up my bedroom with some color pops.

  183. Thank you thank you..I am a fan on facebook and I love all of their fabulous finds..I would start with a sewing basket ( I love the yellow one) and go from there.I have never shopped in a Walmart or such and try very hard to do without or to recycle and promote local!…

  184. Liked on FB. So many amazing things to choose from! Wood block stamps, olive wood utensils, brass wine bottle corks, goats milk soap…ahh so many goodies!

    Great Giveaway,

    Twitter: ButterToastPHX

  185. i like connected goods and now i’m connected to them on facebook! if i won i think i’d buy their adorable apron and some great stuff for the kitchen! reach me on twitter @heartsandhugs.

  186. i’ve always wanted a quilt and i love buying fair trade whenever i can. the kantha quilts are such a creative idea and i would definitely buy one if i was on a shopping spree.

  187. I’m an SF girl currently living in South Africa so most of their products and their cause is so dear to my heart. These are truly the patterns and colors that you see all around you in Africa. I liked their page, and if I won, I would love to get lots of baby toys and a nice quilt for my nephew that will be born the day I return back to the states!!! Cheers xx

  188. I liked them on facebook but really loved them. There are too many fabulous things to choose from.

  189. OMG! There is soooo much I would love to have from this company! It is really hard to choose! I love the Lola Hat in Electric Blue! I also really loved the Pink Garden recycled Sari Throw but I had a hard time just deciding on that one! They are all beautiful!

    I liked them on Facebook!

  190. What a fun giveaway! I would love so many great pieces from Connected goods! If I had to choose I would love to add any of the African woven baskets for organizing. And of course, liked them on FB : )

  191. I pressed “like” on Facebook!! I would buy one of the beautiful handwoven scarves and a necklace! I love everything that Connected Good has on their website!!

  192. um I’ve never heard of connected goods but their textiles are amazing. I think if I won I would spring for the zig zag blossom scarf, or the knitting basket w/the blue zig zag color blocking. Apparently I like zig zags…haha. This brand definitely was not hard to like of FB:).