Friday Find: Punjammies! (+Giveaway)

Posted on February 24, 2012 by in Featured, Friday Finds, Style

Your Purchase Can Help Change A Life

We’re all about the girl power here at Buy-Her, so when I come across a company with cute stuff that actually helps others, I cannot resist sharing it with everyone. Ladies, may I introduce you to Punjammies, lounge/pajama pants made with gorgeous Indian fabrics by lovely Indian women who have been rescued from the sex trade and are learning to be self-sufficient.

Punjammies

Punjammies: How Cute Are They?

The company is run by the International Princess Project, which establishes micro-enterprise sewing centers in partnership with indigenous Indian organizations who help these women.  Each pair of Punjammies is sewn by a woman earning fair-trade wages and becoming a part of a viable business. Not only does this help them support themselves, it boosts their self-esteem and gives them a permanent way out, thereby helping to reduce re-trafficking. All the profits go back to the centers so they can keep on doing their good work. Most importantly, Punjammies helps get the word out about what is going on outside the US.

Here’s one the story of one of the company’s team members:

Struggling to stay alive and provide even the basics of necessity, Bhagya was looking for hope and opportunity. A man came to her village one day and befriended her, and she fell in love with him. He promised her a job in a nearby village. Filled with hope, she followed him to the village, where she knew no one else. A few days later, the man that she loved sold her to a brothel owner and disappeared. The job he had promised was a lie. Manipulated into working off the price paid for her, Bhagya was forced to service up to 20 clients a day with no hope of freedom.

When in the hospital after surgery on a tumor, Bhagya met a teacher with Harvest India, one of International Princess™ Project’s (IPP) partner organizations. After hearing her story, the teacher was moved and invited Bhagya to come to the Ashraya home, IPP’s second of three sewing centers. Through the efforts of IPP and Harvest India, Bhagya was released from the captivity of prostitution and offered a job sewing Punjammies™ in a safe, loving environment where she could heal from the nightmare she once lived. With tears in her eyes, Bhagya said, “I thank God for food, shelter, and a new opportunity at life!”

Punjammies Capris

Capri-Length Punjammies

Now, the good part: These pants are CUTE. The fabrics are lovely, and the pants themselves look comfy. They are made from 100% cotton and have drawstring waists. Punjammies are available in regular and capri lengths. You can also buy a coordinating t-shirt if you want to make an outfit. The prices are reasonable and they feature sizes x-small to xx-large. I’m thinking with the new pajama trend, if you got a nice tank to top these off with, you could probably wear them for a night out… if you’re a trendy kinda woman!

Now, the best part: We’re giving away Punjammies! Two lucky readers, chosen at random,  will win a pair of the Punjammies of their choice. Simply leave a comment below between now and Sunday, February 26 at 11:59 pm, letting us know what you think about today’s Friday Find and if you’d ever  to wear your Punjammies out of the house. Two winners will be chosen at random on Monday and notified via email. Tell your friends!

About The Author:  Megan is a professional writer, amateur photographer and an accomplished beauty product crash test dummy. She'll try anything once, especially if it's a free sample. She's still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up, but it will probably involve travel and Colin Farrell. And maybe some writing and photography. You can visit her at onethousandwordsormore.com or follow her on Twitter: msmegan.

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Posted on February 24, 2012 by in Featured, Friday Finds, Style

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14 Responses to “Friday Find: Punjammies! (+Giveaway)”
  1. RandiNo Gravatar says:

    As a freelance writer, I spend the majority of my time in comfy clothing :) . These pants look super comfy and I love the story behind them! I’d love to win a pair!

  2. Shari CaputoNo Gravatar says:

    Id be proud to wear my Punjammies all over the place! They look comfortable, they are beautiful, and most of all, they are support a great cause!

  3. I saw these a while ago, but never had the resources to purchase them….but my sister has 2 pars and LOVES them. She wears them taking the kids to school, which is about all I’d do too. But I love that they are helping women in need.

  4. meganNo Gravatar says:

    Cute and socially aware! :) I’d love to win a pair, but I’m definitely getting my hands on a pair either way!

  5. VickyNo Gravatar says:

    These are beautiful, and the cause is a great one.

  6. SusannahNo Gravatar says:

    Those are TOO CUTE!

  7. I love these. The patterns, the comfort…I’m a SAHM and full-time student, and rapidly wearing down the few sets of lounge pants I have when working on school work and doing stuff around the house. The story behind the workers is inspirational. I love that the women employed are getting a better chance at life. I may just have to go get a pair for myself!

  8. LisaNo Gravatar says:

    These are awesome, as is the cause! I love jam pants lately, although I’m not trendy enough to wear them out in public.

  9. I’ve had my eye on Punjammies for some time now – I think they’re gorgeous! Although I’d love a pair for myself, if I won I’d get them for my youngest sister who deserves something really pretty.

  10. LyndaNo Gravatar says:

    If they don’t look like pajamas, I’d probably wear them to work. What a great idea!

  11. StefanieNo Gravatar says:

    Ooooo…. These are very cute! These are something I can suggest to all my massage therapy students! Perfect for any therapist to wear while massaging! I love it! ????

  12. Miss BrittNo Gravatar says:

    I love these! I love Indian fabric and the mission is awesome. With a cute tank top, I might wear these out of the house, but more likely the long version than the Capri. I’d have to see. But I love a great pair of PJs!

  13. Anni EasonNo Gravatar says:

    I LOVE the PUNJAMMIESnad Most of all the story of healing and what the IPP does to help women.. Great story adn I hope I win a pair!

  14. i am so totally kicking myself in the ass for not entering before the cutoff time because you are damn skippy i would proudly wear these out and about. AWESOME friday find! love!

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