Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fair Trade Gifts

Christmas is coming up soon, so I decided to compile a small list of places online to buy fair trade gifts! You can still get GREAT presents for your loved ones while being socially conscious!

Made By Survivors
has handcrafted gifts such as jewelry, stationary, and home ware that have been made by survivors of slavery. There are also gift certificates!

Global Exchange has many socially conscious gifts such as gift baskets, jewelry, coffee, and crafts. There are many gifts under $30 and each purchase comes with a card relating the story behind the product.

The Hunger Site has a wide variety of gifts that are fair trade and organic, but also other manufactured items. You can also make donations through this site and each purchase donates cups of food dependant on the price of the item.

Ten Thousand Villages
works with 130 artisan groups in order to help villages help themselves. It has been in existence since 1946 and has become one of the largest fair trade organizations in North America.

Global Goods Partners has tons of gifts, many under $10. You can also shop by country or producer!

Don’t limit yourself just to these sites! A Google search for fair trade gifts will bring up many, many more sites with socially conscious vendors!!

1 comment:

bmclemore3 said...

Hi Katrina. Tis the season to buy certified Fair Trade products! I like your idea of creating a Christmas list of Fair Trade presents to buy. Did you know that sports balls (for football, soccer, and more!) are Fair Trade too? Stop by our blog at www.fairtradesports.com to learn more!

Brigett McLemore
brigett@fairtradesports.com
Blog: http://www.fairtradesports.com
Eco-Certified Fair Trade soccer balls and more!