DIY Back 2 School Pack

Going back to school is such an exciting time! It is such a blessing to have the opportunity to have an education.  This is something we, at International Princess Project, strongly believe in.  The majority of the women in our sewing centers are mothers. With the above fair trade wages they are paid, they can purchase uniforms and school supplies to send their children to school.  Every child has the right to education!

Using your PUNJAMMIES™ bag, you can create this super cute mini back to school pack for a friend, or even yourself if you want some extra motivation for school! Whether it is for a little one or a college student going back to school, this little bundle is an easy, fast gift to get them excited to learn! You can also give PUNJAMMIES™ as a gift and use the bag for today’s DIY idea. Don’t forget that you can also include a little note with this bundle! Sometimes it is the mall moments of appreciation and gratitude that create the biggest smiles. ^_^

For full instructions and to see other DIYs, check out our YOUTUBE Channel!

For Freedom’s Sake,

Christine, Intern & DIY lover

DIY Party Banner

Do you have an end of summer celebration coming up, maybe even a baby shower? Does your room need a little creative spark? If you have a few PUNJAMMIES™ bags lying around, or even some scrap fabric you definitely want to try this out. Today’s simple DIY will take a plane wall and make it into a creative and fun space!

For full video instructions on today’s DIY and more PUNJAMMIE™ bag DIY ideas, join us on our YOUTUBE channel!

For Freedom’s Sake,

Christine, Intern & DIY aficionado

DIY Hanging Mason Jar

Happy DIY Wednesday! Today is the first of many DIYs using PUNJAMMIE™ bags! I’m so excited to share this with you today and get this series kicked off! 

Summer means camping out late under the stars and enjoying nature. When I found this idea online, I thought it would be super fun for late night bonfires or even cook-outs with the family.  This DIY is fun to make and takes less than 6 minutes. After you are done creating your hanging mason jar, just add water and a tea candle and there you have it… a home made mini lantern!  For full instructions, be sure to subscribe to our YOUTUBE channel.

Happy DIY Wednesday,

Christine, IPP intern & DIY Enthusiast 

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons #igivehope

Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, as designated by the United Nations. Here at the International Princess Project offices in California we remember the millions of people worldwide who are trapped in modern-day slavery at this very moment. Modern-day slavery, also known as human trafficking, comes in many forms. Sex trafficking, labor trafficking, child trafficking, debt bondage, and child soldiers are just some forms of modern-day slavery that exist. Every single person trapped in this horrific trade deserves a life of freedom, dignity, and hope. If we all work together and create a worldwide network to help end modern-day slavery, we can make a difference! It begins with being aware of the signs of human trafficking, being a conscious consumer by making purchases that help survivors become self-sustaining,  and being an advocate against human trafficking in your own community!

One way you can help create awareness in your community today is by joining us, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and fellow advocates worldwide in the #igivehope campaign. Take a photo of you or a friend with your hands in a heart, then share it over social media with information on human trafficking and the #igivehope hashtag. We did it in our office this morning, and you can too! See more information in the UNOCD infographic below.

In our offices we work to help break the generational cycle of human trafficking through the sale of PUNJAMMIES™.  Today, as everyday, we remember the women in our sewing centers.  These women have overcome so much in their pasts, yet have so much hope and vision for their futures. With the above fair-trade wages they receive sewing PUNJAMMIES™, they now provide for themselves and their families. We want to thank you for purchasing PUNJAMMIES™ and for showing these women that you appreciate them and that you love the product they make!  Our hope for the future is that we can provide hundreds of job opportunities for women survivors of human trafficking through PUNJAMMIES™ so that we can help break the generational cycle of human trafficking and all walk towards a future where all are free, dignified, and hopeful.

For Freedom’s Sake,

Christine, summer intern

India-inspired food & drink/ The Pineapple-Jalapeño Granita

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Our recent Summer 2014 PUNJAMMIES™ photoshoot was a bright, colorful affair and to toast to its success, we bring you this spicy little number to serve up at your next PUNJAMMIES™ party, or pretty much any kind of event where you want to blow people’s minds [and taste buds].

Since our work is based in India, we wanted something fruity, but also spicy in honor of the nation’s love for all things H-O-T. It can be served after dinner in place of a sorbet, or fashioned into a cocktail with a splash of good tequila, etc

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And so, we bring you,  the ever spicy/sweet Pineapple & Jalapeño Granita from the talented team over at Oh My Veggies [who also happens to have TONS of terrific fresh, vegan & vegetarian recipes btw]. Their  recipe can be found here

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Cheers to F R E E D O M !!!!