Monday, November 27, 2006

Fair Shopping

In honor of the "beginning" of the shopping season, here's a list of online fair trade shopping spots (thanks to a Radiant Magazine article on the topic) :

Aid to Artisans
Handmade gifts from around the world

Mad Imports
Handmade handbags and accessories from Madagascar and Kenya

World of Good
Handmade gifts from around the world

Ten Thousand Villages
Handmade gifts from around the world

Organic Bouquet
An organic flower company that donates portions of sales to aid organizations

Global Exchange
Handmade gifts, chocolate, coffee, jewelry & home décor

Heifer International
Gifts of farm animals and equipment to help families feed themselves

Cool Not Cruel
Fashionable fair trade clothing for men and women

Beautiful rugs handmade (not by children!)

Global Girlfriend
Beautiful handmade soaps, jewelry, clothing and stationery

Uncommon Goods
Handmade gifts

A Greater Gift—SERRV International
Beautiful handmade gifts and accessories from around the world

Gifts of Service—SEVA Foundation
Affordable gifts of education, medical care, environmental conservation, food, clean water, that are presented as a certificate in the name of the gift recipient

Alternative Gifts International
A faith-based organization that offers gifts of education, medicine, environmental conservation, clean water, food, etc. in the US and beyond.


I would also add The Hunger Site's fair trade store, which is not only fair trade, but also makes a food bank donation with every purchase.



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