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:

Shopping Ethically


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

Guide to Ethical and Fair Trade Shopping

Accessories & Jewelry

31 Bits

Akola Project

Amani Africa

Beautiful and Beloved

Beyond Beanie (hats and more)


Connected in Hope

Dignify (our review)

Earth Divas

Ekata Designs

Fair Treasure (monthly subscription box – our interview)

Funky Fish Designs

Global Goods Partners

Global Mothers (our interview)

Jacob’s Scarves (our interview)

James 127 Foundation

Johari Creations 

LandMine Design (our interview)

Lisa Leonard Designs

Mercy House Kenya

Noonday Collection

Piece & Co


Rahab’s Rope (our interview)

She Does Justice Boutique (our review)

Subsidy Shades 

The Lulu Tree Boutique (our interview)

The Root Collective (our interview – get 10% off all products!)

The Sparrow Project


Work of Worth (our review)



Anne B 

Better Life Bags (our interview)

Catrinka Project – Buy a bag, employ a woman, educate a girl

Feed Projects

Freeset USA (bags and tees)

Malia Designs (our interview)

Manos Zapotecas

Purse & Clutch

Sackcloth & Ashes

Stone + Cloth 



A21 Campaign

Arrowroot Clothing

Arrow Baby

Barnabas Clothing Company

Be Still Clothing

Ekubo Ministries

Elegantees (our interview)

Eternal Threads (our review)


Evy’s Tree (awesome women’s hoodies and sweaters, get 10% off your first order!)

Fair Indigo

Freedom Gate Movement

From Clothing

Garment Collective

Go Shout Love

Imagine Goods (our interview)

Inheritance (pocket Ts)

International Princess Project (Our interview with Punjammies!! Company rebranded as Sudara)

Krochet Kids (our interview)


Maurices (This is actually a great store that isn’t just online! You can go to a physical store as well and check their items out.)

Mitla Moda

Mocha Club

Modern Fort

Our Anthem Is Hope


Patagonia (only THE best outdoor wear!)

Preemptive Love

Priyam Global

Raven & Lily

Run Janji (workout wear)

She Does Justice Boutique

Sole Hope

SlumLove Sweater Company

Symbology Clothing (our review)

The Shine Project

Unlock Hope Uganda

YouMe Clothing



Amani Africa

Eternal Threads (our review)

Frugi Organic (our review)

Little Green Radicals

The Honest Company (our review)

The Lulu Tree Boutique (our review)

Wildly Co (our review)


Food and Beverages

Goodworks Coffee and Tea (US only)

Ethical Bean

Hydros Bottle

Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Company

Merchants of Green Coffee

Pig Iron Coffee Roasters

Pilot Coffee Roasters

Social Coffee and Tea

Velvet Sunrise (coffee roasters local to the GTA)



Colette Sol USA


Fortress of Inca

Maggie’s Organics (socks – our interview)

Mitscoots (socks – our interview)

Rebuild Globally

Roma Boots


Sole Hope



Urban Runner

Vivo Barefoot 


Gifts & For the Home

Amani Africa

Arzu Studio Hope (rugs)


Dignify (our review)

Equal Uprise

Glo Organic

Graymarket Design

Moja One

Prosperity Candle

Shouting Love Deigns

Swahili Modern

The Sparrow Studio

Thistle Farms

Two Little Fish


Skin & Body Care

Alaffia (our review)

Rooted Beauty (our interview)

Shea Butter Market (our interview)

Thistle Farms


Some of Everything

107 Market Street (our interview)

4 All Humanity (our interview)

Global Goods Partners

Hip Tipico

Maven Collection

Old Yak Bazaar 

Raven + Lily


The Little Market – accessories, bags, jewelry, baskets, home and baby products – and chocolate :D

Vilaasi (textiles)

Yobel Market


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