Since we’re in the “home stretch” here in our 31 Days of Making Purchases That Make a Difference, I thought it would be appropriate to focus a day on ethical, sustainable, fair trade fashion for the home.

Fair Trade for the Home

Fair Trade for the Home

Two Little Fish

Two Little Fish

For each bedding set sold, you purchase as mattress for an AIDS / HIV orphan in Africa. 100% of the proceeds go to organizations that share the Two Little Fish vision of Putting Poverty to Bed.

Yes, that’s right, 100% of the proceeds gets donated! That is quite noble! On top of that, Two Little Fish seeks to employ people in their community who need work, training them in new skills and giving them an opportunity in the work force.

Two Little Fish has beautiful bedding sets made of Ghanian fabric, as well as crib blankets, play mats, wet bags and quilts. Each one is unique, and carries a story. You can purchase directly from their shop, or contact them for a custom order.

Two Little Fish coconut robot collection

Two Little Fish pow wow play mat

Two Little Fish crib sheet

Prosperity Candle

Prosperity Candle

Every Prosperity candle is artfully handmade by women artisans. The artisans behind our ethically made candles are building brighter futures for themselves and their families in western Massachusetts after years in refugee camps. Read their stories and send them messages to encourage them on their journeys.

Prosperity Candle artisans

Moo Kho
Mee Mee
Khin Ma
Nazahat & our other Iraqi artisans

These hand-poured, high-quality candles come in multiple scents (or unscented), as well as the portrait and story of the woman who crafted it.

Lavender and citron candle

coco shine candles



The Sparrow Studio

The Sparrow Studio


The Sparrow Studio’s primary goal is to create a marketplace for handmade home decor from a cooperative of women in Africa.  The cooperative is composed of 35 women in Kigali, Rwanda.  They are hard working, talented, creative, beautiful moms, survivors of the massive genocide in 1994.  They are also primarily HIV + and hoping to leave the sex trade and a situation defined by shame and crippling poverty.

The Sparrow Studio artisans

Shop for the home with table linens, gorgeous pillows, kitchen towels.

Sparrow Studio table runner and napkins

sparrow studio pillows couch


kitchen towel set

Shop for Christmas with the beautiful, handmade ornaments, bunting, garlands and reusable gift wrap.

sparrow studio ornament bunting garland

sparrow studio garland

If you’re not finished there, The Sparrow Studio also has bead and wood bracelets, earrings and scarves for those hard to buy for people on your gift list.

sparrow studio bracelets

sparrow studio earrings

sparrow studio scarves


Glo Organic


Glo Organic is committed to sustainable farming, purchasing their cotton from family farmers in 5 states in India. Wherever possible, Glo Organic offers products that are fairtrade certified organic and produced in a socially responsible manufacturing facility.

Anything you may need for bed and bath can be found at Glo Organic! Their offerings range from bedding (duvets, sheets, pillowcases, blankets)

glo fitted sheet

and mattress pads,

Glo mattress pad

to bath (robes, slippers, towels) and baby items.

glo bath towels

glo organic baby

Moja One

Moja One

MOJA ONE is an exceptional source for unique handmade gifts, made from soapstone found in the Kisii Village named Tabaka.

​Our aim is to create opportunities for artisans in Tabaka village and find a market for their products overseas.MOJA ONE works along side the women in the third world of Kenya helping create jobs and improve the living standards of their families by paying fair price for their goods.

The soapstone carvings are exquisite!

soapstone kissing elephants

soapstone dolphins

If we had this little kitty on our shelf, I’m sure our youngest would be constantly stealing it as her play thing (she’s slightly obsessed with cats :D).soapstone smiling cat

Moja One also has beautiful set of handmade wooden spoons and bowl.

wooden bowl

This is just a small selection of available items in fair trade for the home, so don’t stop here!

Please share in the comments your favourite fair trade places and items to shop for the home!

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