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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shop for the home with table linens, gorgeous pillows, kitchen towels.
Shop for Christmas with the beautiful, handmade ornaments, bunting, garlands and reusable gift wrap.
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.
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)
and mattress pads,
to bath (robes, slippers, towels) and baby items.
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!
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).
Moja One also has beautiful set of handmade wooden spoons and 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!