Fair Trade gifts are presents that give twice. They not only personalize the act of buying a gift for a friend or family member, they also improve the quality of life for unemployed artisans abroad.
This holiday season we provide you with a list of fair trade items that are truly special and affordable. They can be purchased online from artists living in various developing countries abroad. Please consider making them a part of your gift giving list this season.
Handmade Batiq scarves: These beautiful scarves are hand-painted by battered and abused women and children who have found refuge at one of the only women’s shelters in Armenia. The Armenian Lighthouse Paros Foundation is a US-based non-profit organization that is the torchbearer in the fight against domestic violence in Armenia.
Dark Christmas Trees: These tasty treats are made from cocoa produced by the Kuapa Kokoo cooperative, which employs 60,000 family farmers in Ghana. There are 20 sweet treats per box. Yum!
Cut Metal Tree of Life: Haitian artisans recycle metal drums to make this detailed wall hanging. Celebrate the natural world in partnership with Comite Artisanal Haitien in Haiti.Peace Votive Candle Holder: The Jute Works provides women in rural Bangladesh with opportunities to make supplemental income for their families. This candle holder will light up their lives and the receiver’s. Carved Floral Wall Hanger: This carved floral wall hanger is made of mango wood. A perfect gift for anyone who needs wall art that serves as an organizer. Asha Handicrafts employs artisans with medicare and provides assistance to underprivileged children in India.