For all those who are aren’t done with their Christmas shopping yet (which includes myself), I encourage you to take a look at these fair trade companies that give back to the community.
For those who do not know what fair trade means…
Fair Trade: a movement whose goal is to help producers in developing countries to get a fair price for their products so as to reduce poverty, provide for the ethical treatment of workers and farmers, and promote environmentally sustainable practices (Merriam-Webster)
This organization provides jobs to women in Peru and Uganda through the making of handmade knitted goods. I am so impressed with the high quality and the variety of product styles that they offer.
Here are my picks:
I adore Burnish Imports and their collection of unique jewelry. According to their mission statement, they strive to support Maasai women by providing “a broader range of job opportunities,
higher employment benefits, and deeper community transformation.”
Raven and Lily
This organization helps employ women in Ethiopia, India, Cambodia, and the U.S. giving them the blessing of a stable income, benefits, and education in order to support themselves and their families.
2. Jacquelina: Striped Infinity Scarf $32
All the proceeds made go to the protection and rehabilitation of children in Africa who were abducted and forced to serve as soldiers.
Now this organization provides a job opportunity for those with disabilities. You send in all your old memorable t-shirts and they turns all your old t-shirts into a lovely keepsake quilt. Such a great idea for a graduation present or for any other milestones in life!
I hope that this post inspires you to shop in a way that positively makes a difference. 🙂
BTW, if you haven’t check out my GIVEAWAY, please do so! I am extending the entry date to THURSDAY, Dec. 19 (so that I can get it to you in time for Christmas).