The Fair Trade Gift Guide

 

We love giving, and how we give matters. This year, the average American consumer will spend almost $1,000 on holiday shopping, so each of us has a powerful opportunity to use our purchasing power to give gifts that create the world we want to live in by supporting fair wages, small businesses, and global artisans.

Wondering where to start? I've hand picked some of my favorite gifts, which are all fair trade, vegan, and from women-owned businesses!

Happy giving!

 

FASHION ACTIVIST TEE | HANDMADE IN USA | $46

By Fair Trade Fashion Show

 

Our limited edition, exclusive Fashion Activist tee makes a powerful statement while supporting anti-trafficking and fair trade projects and education.  Made from soft, 100% gmo-free organic cotton jersey, it is cut, sewn, and screen printed in Los Angeles, CA and features a graphic by BeetxBeet's Jacky Wasserman.

 

WEAVING HOPE BASKET #27 | HANDMADE IN UGANDA | $80

By Lucy & Jo

 

This truly exquisite basket is not only a functional statement piece but it has a remarkable story. 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.

 

ILLUMINATION CUFF NAVY | HANDMADE IN INDIA | $26

By Mata Traders

 

Who says fair trade isn't affordable? This beautiful enamel and goldtone-plated brass cuff is adjustable to accommodate a variety of wrists and is handcrafted at a fair trade artisan cooperative in India.

 

THE SARAH DRESS | HANDMADE IN INDIA | $200

By Maven Women

 

A beautifully tailored boat neck dress with flattering front and back tucks that frames the waist and hips. Made from 100% organic Indian cotton certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (which also includes key labor rights standards for all processors and manufacturers) it is handsewn at Mehera Shaw, an artisan, eco-conscious, fair trade manufacturer in Jaipur, India. 

Get $10 off the entire order through the end of 2017 with the special code FairTradeHoliday. Just enter the code at checkout!

 

SET OF 4 CLOTH NAPKINS | HANDMADE IN INDIA | $20

By Passion  Lilie

 

Say no to paper with these adorable cotton napkins. Handwoven and Ikat dyed, each fair trade napkin is 100% cotton and measures 15" X 15".

 

JANE BIRKIN ROUND TOTE BAG | HANDMADE IN INDONESIA | $50

By Toko Toko

 

Made out of sea grass, the Jane Birkin Round Tote Bag is light yet sturdy and strong.  Each bag is handmade by artisans in Kulon Progo village, Jogjakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, and benefits the Education and Healthcare funds for artisans and their families. 

 

SCARLETT BELT | HANDMADE IN ITALY | $50

By Annaborgia

 

The Scarlett Belt is a vegan leather wrap-around belt that was designed to expand your wardrobe by providing at least two different looks for any single garment.  Hint: it looks gorgeous with The Sarah Dress!

 

MARA NECKLACE | HANDMADE IN KENYA | $56

From Freedom Array

 

Fair trade is a statement. Stunning labradorite stones accent a long brass chain for this unique necklace, handmade by deaf artisans in Kenya.

 

CONVERTIBLE BELT BAG IN BRONZE | HANDMADE IN USA | $225

By HFS Collective

 

Travel light with this eco-friendly certified vegan leather 3-in-1 bag! Use the belt to wear it around your hips and the chain to wear crossbody, or it even converts to a clutch. Handcrafted locally and sustainably in Los Angeles. 

 

ETHICAL FASHION GIFT BOX | HANDMADE IN CAMBODIA, KENYA, CANADA, USA | $100

From Bead & Reel

 

If fair trade seems daunting, start here! This Ethical Fashion Gift Box includes all the vegan, organic, fair wage basics you need to begin (or continue!) your Ethical Fashion journey including:

  • Magnifeco: Your Head-To-Toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-Toxic Beauty
  • Hope Scarf: a handmade vegan scarf that reinvests into refugee women in Kenya
  • Just Breathe Socks: an organic mantra to help you focus on solutions
  • Grab Your Wallet: a fair trade reminder to vote for the world you want
  • Clean Laundry: cruelty-free, vegan, Made in America, non toxic, biodegradable, and BPA-free laundry care
  • Gift Card: $10 gift card to Bead & Reel (or, add on a larger one!)
 
 
 
Sica Schmitz