I know so many of you have those same desires for your gift giving. So, whenever you decide to do your shopping, early September or late November, I hope you will keep these places that fight against trafficking, poverty, and many other injustices committed against the poor on your list of places to shop.
Does your family have a Christmas Eve PJ tradition? How about a pair of these for mom. They are beautiful and every purchase fights human trafficking. Check out their clearance page for fantastic deals!
Here are a few cute ones currently available:
Along with the ornaments, Trade As One carries a bunch of other fun gift items as well.
The hand carved gourds, including beautiful nativity displays and ornaments, made by merchants from Peru, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Bolivia are so beautiful and delicate. From merchants in India, One World also features many unique metal pieces. The prices are surprisingly reasonable (handmade ornaments starting at $3.50). This would be a great site to visit to locate the perfect hostess gift for all those holiday parties.
Recognizing skilled artisans worldwide, empowering those artisans to succeed, bridging the gap between the artisan and the customer, and eliminating the divide between the artisan and the customer are the steps Story Company is taking to change stories around the world.
Their new fall line was just introduced and features some pretty amazing products.
Mudlove also carries necklaces, magnets and t-shirts. Five dollars from every purchase goes to provide clean water in Africa.
Seeing "Africa rebuilt and renewed from the inside out to see people in the West living with Hope" is the vision of Light Gives Heat. LGH has four unique collections. My favorite item is the featured SUUBI D.I.Y Kit. The kit includes:
* SUUBI beads of your color of choice- Currently LGH has 8 color options from which to choose.
*Approximately 52" of line
These would be a fantastic gift for all the crafters in your life!
They have several unique necklaces and purses to choose from as well.
Here is a little about Shona-Crafts from the Congo in their own words: We are disabled craftspeople in Eastern Congo. We live in one of the most difficult regions of the world. We work in the face of overwhelming obstacles. Each item we sew is our claim to a better world. A world where we are seen not only for the challenges we face but for the beauty we create."
The artisans of Shona receive 100% of the profit. Aprons, bookmarks (this would be a perfect stocking stuffer), table runners, throw pillows, purses, and more. Here are just a few examples of their beautiful work:
Feeling adventurous? Shona has a "grab bag". For only $20 you will receive a collection of 4 unique SHONA bags and purses. Same great SHONA quality, same artisan postcard, but the colors and styles will be a surprise. These would be fantastic gifts for teens!
Avodah Coffee offers single orgin coffees and original blends with fun names like:
And for the true coffee lovers, Avodah even has a "create your own blend" option!
The Christmas season is not complete without great coffee to share with friends and family. Check them out!
Every purchase makes a difference!