This year, the average American consumer will spend almost $1,000 on holiday shopping, and what better way to vote with your wallet than to use some (or, all!) of your gifting budget to give thoughtful items that support Fair Trade.
We’ve hand-picked affordable gifts that are sure to please your friends and family, all while supporting small local businesses and talented global artisans.
Hoopla Necklace by Dunitz & Company | $48, Handmade in Guatemala
Make a statement with a statement necklace! This unique piece is handmade from fused glass and a nylon cord, and is adjustable so you can wear it long or short.
Aarde Weekender Bag by Terra Threads | $49.99, Handmade in India
From getaways to the gym, everyone can use a good bag. Great for both men and women, this style is made in a Fair Trade Certified factory using family grown organic cotton, and available in three gorgeous colors.
Baskets by Lucy & Jo | $80, Handmade in Uganda
Fully hand woven by women in Uganda who are survivors of barbaric acid attacks, the sale of this basket weaves hope, dignity and a new future. The most powerful way for these women reclaim their lives is to help provide a consistent & stable income, and this beautiful gift does just that.
Poppy Infinity Scarf by Trades of Hope | $48, Handmade in Cambodia
This lengthy scarf is cozy and versatile! It can be easily wrapped 3 times for a chic loose fit or worn long and relaxed.
The Cambodian women who make this scarf have been the victims of a heart-wrenching and awful practice known as acid attacks. Because of this, many of them live in shame of what has been done to them. With items like this scarf, many of these women have been able to start businesses creating beautiful products.
Ethical Fashion Starter Kit by Bead & Reel | $100, Handmade in Kenya, Peru, Canada, Cambodia, and USA
Give the gift of that first step with this ultimate starter kit featuring:
- The leading book on ethical fashion and clean beauty
- Organic cotton mantra socks
- Vegan scarf handmade by refugees
- Exclusive wallet (don’t forget your purchasing power!)
- Non-toxic, cruelty-free laundry care
And it’s all fair trade, of course!
Fair Package by Fair Trade LA | $10, Handmade Around The World
The Fair Package is our exclusive monthly delivery of one fair trade item for only $10 per month! Treat someone to a unique fair trade surprise each month while supporting our work at Fair Trade LA.
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