The heart and soul behind shopping ethical, sustainable, fair trade products provided by companies that give back through various programs, is that we have the opportunity to double the power of our money. How, you may ask? We can have an impact on the lives of others through the purchases that we make. We can give our purchases the power to empower others, to give them a chance at restoration, a new life, new skills, bringing opportunity, expansion and a sustainable lifestlye to whole communities and families, from the youngest to the oldest members.
It may seem daunting, trying to figure out how to shop for products that are truly ethically hand made. So much so that we just give up and decide not to bother. This guide to ethical and fair trade shopping is here to help!
Not EVERYTHING HAS to be purchased ethically – it’s not always possible, nor in our budget. I found this graphic on another blog and I think it’s a pretty accurate description of how we should think about the purchases we make:
So without further ado, here are 100+ companies where your purchases are purchases that make a difference in the lives of others!
Guide to Ethical and Fair Trade Shopping
Accessories & Jewelry
Beyond Beanie (hats and more)
Catrinka Project – Buy a bag, employ a woman, educate a girl
Freeset USA (bags and tees)
Inheritance (pocket Ts)
Patagonia (only THE best outdoor wear!)
Run Janji (workout wear)
Food and Beverages
Goodworks Coffee and Tea (US only)
Velvet Sunrise (coffee roasters local to the GTA)
Gifts & For the Home
Arzu Studio Hope (rugs)
Skin & Body Care
Some of Everything
The Little Market – accessories, bags, jewelry, baskets, home and baby products – and chocolate :D
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This post is part of the 100 Things series from iHomeschool Network