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Bobbie's Buzz: Celebrate International Women's Day in style

March 8, 2013 at 10:01 AM ET

It's International Women's Day! As an ambassador for the United Nations Foundation, TODAY style editor and Bobbie.com's Bobbie Thomas is here to honor the occasion with a few fashion forward finds that benefit womankind.

LiveFashionable
LiveFashionable.com
FashionABLE’s line of scarves are handmade by women in Africa.

FashionABLE scarves
We all love to get wrapped up in a cozy scarf, and now you can feel even better in one thanks to FashionABLE's chic line of scarves. Each "ridiculously soft" style is handmade by a woman in Africa, helping her create a sustainable future for herself, and for her country. TODAY viewers can even enter code IWD for free shipping on March 8 ($32-$40, livefashionable.com).

Candle
Prosperity Candle
Prosperity Candles are made by women living in distressed countries. This one includes a cuff that you can hold onto long after the candle is gone.

Prosperity Candles
If you're looking for an all-around great gift (or simply a little something for yourself), be sure to pop on to ProsperityCandle.com, where all products are crafted by women living in distressed countries, empowering them to re-build their lives and start businesses.

Even more, you can connect with and send a message of encouragement to the woman who made your candle. And did we mention the items are beautiful? Favorites include a floral "cuff" candle votive, which is paired with a bracelet that you can wear as a reminder long after the candle's burned out ($4.90 & up, ProsperityCandle.com).

Jewelry
ShopLatitude.com
L’Atitude is a global marketplace featuring artisanal items, like this bracelet made by women in El Salvador.

L'Atitude's global goods
Finally, when it comes to fashion, you don't have to sacrifice style to do good! Shoplatitude.com is an online, global marketplace that brings together talented designers' wares from across the globe. You can scoop up bags made by artisans in Mexico, jewelry from talented women in El Salvador and much much more ($38 and up, shoplatitude.com).

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