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BedHead Pajamas

Posted on December 2nd, 2009 by Jasmine in anything goes, bedhead pajamas, corporate responsibility 0 Comments

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BedHead Pajamas has caught my eye again with their 2009 Fall/Winter catalogue and the introduction of Boo Boo BedHead, a collection of mommy and me styles. As well, they have brought us the new BedHead Stretch, a cotton/lycra blend of the cutest prints and styles available for the kid at heart. As the weather gets colder and the nights get longer we all want something warm and comforting to wrap ourselves in. Might as well dress yourself in something that makes you smile, or possibly invoke a pillow fight. Check these out….

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One of the best things about these pajamas is the variety of styles available for each print. We all have personal preferences and whether you are dressed for work or dressed for bed, what is truly important is that you feel confident in what you are wearing. The BedHead Stretch collection is both fun and comfortable no matter what style you prefer. The stretch blend is 95% cotton and 5% lycra, so you still get all the comfort of cotton with just enough stretchy lycra to compliment anyone’s figure just right.

There are plenty more new designs to choose from in the new catalogue. The men have some fresh prints to flaunt as well. Pictured below we have the classy Casablanca Men’s Pajama’s with robe, the Striped Cabana Pajamas, and the Cabana pants with a Henley long sleeve….I love a Henley long sleeve on a man!

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Let us not forget that BedHead Pajamas is much more than just pajamas. They have such a beautiful selection of luxurious bedding and many other little goodies for your home. Be sure to check out the news digs for your holiday gifts.

To celebrate the new catalogue our friends at BedHead have been so gracious as to offer our supportive shoppers a special discount code which will be available to you through December 25th. When you’ve finished your shopping at bedheadpjs.com be sure to type NONPROFIT in the discount code box to receive an extra 15% off your entire purchase.

I would also like to take this opportunity to mention a charity that is very special to BedHead. BedHead has teamed up with Esperanza Community Housing Corporation in an effort to better our community and provide fair housing and affordable wages for everyone. BedHead currently has three pajama styles up on the website that, when purchased, 20% of the purchase price is donated to Esperanza. In addition, their Pink Ribbon PJ donates 15% of its purchase price to The National Breast Cancer Foundation. Can you even handle any more good news? Just think of all the good you can do simply by doing your holiday shopping at Bed Head Pajamas THROUGH Non Profit Shopping Mall. With so many charitable options available in one single purchase it’s quite possibly the most important gift you can purchase.

Now….go forth and shop happy!

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New to NPSM and Fun for Summer Retailers

Posted on July 28th, 2009 by Mire in adidas, at&t, avenue.com, bebe, brooks brothers, corporate responsibility, cost plus world market, edun, kate spade 0 Comments

Midsummer is upon us and if you’re anything like me, the last place you want to be during the hottest of the summer months, is cooped up inside of a stuffy mall trying to find bargains for all your summer and back-to-school needs.  Summer 2009 is all about getting out-doors and enjoying the weather while at-the-same-time staying connected and informed. It’s about being savvy, saving money and finding creative ways to make the most of your dollar. So this year, sip your morning coffee while perusing nonprofitshoppingmall.com’s newest retailers (there’s a little something for everybody) and help yourself keep life simple… shop, click, give – then get out and enjoy your day!

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EDUN is a socially conscious clothing company that launched in the spring of 2005 by Ali Hewson and Bono. The company’s primary goals are to create beautiful clothes using ethical working conditions and to help create long-term sustainable employment in the developing world, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. Exquisitely designed, comfy organic cotton fabrics and sustainable business practices make indulging in Edun an irresistible pleasure. We are happy to have Edun on-board!

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All I know is that my chosen nonprofit group is likely to make A LOT of money from this newly added retailer – just from my shopping alone! All my glasses, plates, napkins, patio furniture, rugs and bath-towels are straight from Cost Plus World Market, it’s truly one of my favorite stores!!! If you’ve never shopped here before you MUST check it out. All your summer hosting needs can be met here and are certain to impress. Be sure to take a look at their gourmet food and wine selections too!!!

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Looking for the perfect summer kicks? Wear Adidas and stay classic. Choose from brightly colored tennis shoes, Vespa-riding subtle styles and even sporty sandals. Don’t just walk – Make an impression!

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With the digital age in full swing many of us are streamlining our lives by organizing our devices and marrying our many accounts. One simple way to do this is by choosing AT&T as your digital cable, Internet server and cell/home phone service provider. They have some of the most sought after mobile devices (they carry the iphone exclusively in the US) while offering competitive rates and services for their newly launched U-verse.

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Adorable yet wearable summer fashions at a great price – that’s what you’ll find at avenue.com. Comfortable, sexy and won’t break the bank, avenue is a breath of fresh air in a world full of girl’s clothing with a queen’s price tag.

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Bebe.com has some especially beautiful items this summer. Their playful use of texture and motion has resulted in a collection that feels as much like summer as it looks. Enjoy tactile adventures and bring fabulous to wherever you go.

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If you want timeless design mixed with long-lasting quality then Kate Spade is the brand for you. The purse she carries say’s a lot about the woman… and when carrying Kate Spade you’re saying smart, sophisticated while keeping a certain girlish charm. Kate Spade knows that less is more and that you can make your statement without having to shout. Find the perfect handbag and don’t forget to take a look at her clothing and shoe collections too!!!

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Men, are you finding yourself digging through old garment bags trying to piece together your old stand-by suit for this season’s parties? Every spring and summer you know you’ll be going to various weddings and events where you’ll have to look your best. So why not get ahead of the game? With the Brooks Brothers’ summer sale you have the perfect excuse to splurge on yourself and get a new suit – one that isn’t so old it’s qualifies as “retro”.  Suit Up boys!

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Jasmine’s Summer Retail Picks

Posted on July 27th, 2009 by Mire in boden, corporate responsibility, kids clothing, old navy, piperlime, the gap 0 Comments

Summer is upon us and to me that means fun with fashion. All year long I look forward to those warm summer days that allow me to frolic around in my tube dresses and funky wedge sandals. It’s even more exciting to play dress up with my chic little 9-year-old daughter. Below are some highlights of my daughter’s favorite styles and mine this season. I would particularly like to spotlight Boden as my top pick for the best summer apparel for kids.

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Hotchpotch Sundress $24.00
Made of 100% cotton, here is a completely charming dress, which works brilliantly over a t-shirt in the spring or without when it’s hotter.

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Surf Suit $31.00
The sun is fun but being burnt isn’t. This adorable little surf suit is perfect for those summer beach days and provides great sun protection. Not to mention, every boy loves to look like a pirate these days and skulls will always be in fashion.

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Baby Surf Suit $28.00
Your baby might not be riding the waves yet but that’s no reason not to invest in this dashing surf suit. Best worn over a swim nappy, the surf suit is exceedingly well thought out, machine washable and providing good coverage in the sun. Provides Sun Protection, UPF 40+ & is quick drying and conforms to EN standards and makes your babies bum look cute.

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Summer fashion means more than just easy breezy cottons and bathing suits. As we grow closer to September many of us are planning our back to school shopping. We have our checklists….blouses, dresses, pants, shorts, jackets, uniforms (for some) and last but most definitely not least, the kids need a good pair of shoes. As parents we are inclined to buy the “sensible” shoe over the “trendy” shoe. At Piperlime you will find a huge variety of sensibly trendy shoes, and many of them at a fraction of the competitive cost. You’re children will think you’re the coolest and you can feel confident that you’re money was well spent.

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Old Navy is somehow always ahead of the curve when it comes to children’s fashion. Everything they have to offer makes me wish they made it in my size. From tops to shoes to swimsuits to accessories, Old Navy is a one stop shopping experience for the entire family. Just look at my picks below. The best part is Old Navy is so affordable and they have fantastic sales all-year round.

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For many years I resisted the coolness that is The Gap. When it comes to decorating myself I tend to flock towards more of the “do-it-yourself” style. Then I became a mom and the rest is history. I can’t deny that The Gap has irresistibly cute rags for the little ones. My daughter struts proudly in her sundresses and mini totes from The Gap. She may not look like me in my cut up t-shirts and restored vintage wear, but trust me, she gets more looks than I do for her sassy get ups.

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Getting’ the Goods While Doing Good

Posted on January 12th, 2009 by Mire in arts, media + culture, barnes & noble, bbc america shop, bbc canada shop, borders, corporate responsibility, gaiam, lonely planet, national geographic, our green house, shop pbs 0 Comments

However fondly one looks upon the holiday season; with its flurry of parties, family visits, family recipes and a few too many egg-nog lattes, the new year always brings a sense of renewal. A sense that something’s gonna change or maybe that something’s gotta change. So what’s this sense of change about really and why does it appear to have a greater sense of urgency than in years past? With an economic downturn that’s affecting the entire international community, ongoing climate change issues and escalating political strife in so many areas worldwide, there’s definitely something different in the air. The springs of this New Year seem to be wound pretty tight — less like a nagging mother telling you to clean your room and more like a call to action to help find a solution for the mess we appear to be in.

One of the best ways to be a part of the solution is to be informed. The following media retailers offer access to that much needed information while earmarking a goodly percentage of every sale to YOUR favorite cause.


We all know and love Borders and Barnes & Nobles. But have you checked them out online lately? They both have beautiful, easy-to-use sites and you can designate up to 2.5% (Barnes & Noble) or 3% (Borders) of every sale to your chosen nonprofit group. With so many books, DVD’s and music at your fingertips you’re passions and interests will be sparked anew. These retailers ship within the US and to Canada.


Often the best way to learn about a country’s history is to take flight and explore the sites yourself. Lonely Planet believes that the more travelers know about the people and places they’re visiting, the more they’ll enjoy their trip and the less negative impact their presence will have. To this end, the guidebooks offer information on customs, etiquette, history, religion, art and politics. Lonely Planet authors are experienced, insightful travel experts. Their products will help with every part of your journey, guiding you with ease from the planning stages to the experience. Social Responsibility is high on their corporate to-do list and a hefty 7.5% of your purchases can be designated to help support your nonprofit of choice. This retailer ships within the US and to Canada.


BBC online is now available to us Yanks, as well as to our Canadian friends through two separate sites. All of North America can now shop easily for Britain’s best in books, videos music and more. Their tag line says it all — entertaining, informing, inspiring — couple that with up to 3.8% of sales available for you to earmark to go to your favorite charity and BBC online will quickly turn into an all-around favorite resource center.


The quality of media available through the National Geographic website is as fascinating and fun as it is educational. Whether your passion lies with people and culture, nature and animals or space and science – you can bring the phenomenal poignancy of National Geographic magazine to life on your television (or computer screen) while traveling through history and into the future. Everyone who craves colorful information about life on this planet and beyond needs to become familiarized with this great site. Earmark 4% of whatever you buy toward your favorite cause and explore the world. This retailer ships within the US and to Canada.


Similarly Shop PBS has an amazing site full of good-for-your-head books and shows. Enjoy all their great well-known programs and so much more. Spend cozy evenings in the company of family and friends while learning something new or taking a deeper look into a favorite topic. Learn and give 5% to your cause while in pursuit of knowledge. This retailer ships within the US and to Canada.


Our Green House and Gaiam are great outlets to learn more about healthy and sustainable living for both you and the environment. These sites are more than just shops — in fact, they are like training centers, in that they provide so much great information on all things green. If your lifestyle is in need of a redesign, you’ll find a fresh template here. Designate 4% of every sale to the charity that you’re most passionate about and start experiencing change… see – you’re becoming more Zen already. These retailers ship within the US.

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