Our Top Ten List of Fair Trade Orgs

Perfect timing, right? Our top ten favorite socially responsible or fair trade organizations. Each of these organizations is operating in hopes of accomplishing a social mission. Shop with this list for socially conscious friends and family — or pass it on to your man, mom & dad, or grandma so you can snag a few Christmas gifts for yourself!

fair trade africa bag
African Safari Fold Over Bag, $58 at amaniafrica.org

Amani ya Juu – amaniafrica.org

(oh, c’mon, it’s ok if we top our own list, right?)

A sewing, business, and reconciliation project for marginalized African women. Amani has high quality accessories, bags, jewelry, baby items, and home goods.

bullet bead jewlery
8 Strand Bracelet, $82 at ravenandlily.com

Raven + Lily – ravenandlily.com

Beautiful jewelry, dazzling journals, and cute scarves made by women in Ethiopia and Cambodia. Many of their pieces are literally made out of melted bullet casings.

Salak Craft Chukka, $175 at shoposborn.com
Salak Craft Chukka, $175 at shoposborn.com

Osborn Designs – shoposborn.com 

Cool, unique, high quality shoes designed and made by artisans in Guatamala. Great gifts for stylish guys!

The Ballroom Necklace, $49 at 31bits.com
The Ballroom Necklace, $49 at 31bits.com

31 Bits – 31bits.com

A lot of organizations do paper bead jewelry, but these ones do it well!

Kitenge Pencil Skirt, $42.00 at onemangotree.com
Kitenge Pencil Skirt, $42.00 at onemangotree.com

One Mango Tree – onemangotree.com

One Mango Tree makes an abundance of bright, bold clothing and accessories out of African fabrics (as well as a few well-made basics). Plus, they are our partner at our DC store, AmaniDC.

Mojave Rectangle Accessory, $19.99 (+ Sandle and Straps) at ssekodesigns.com
Mojave Rectangle Accessory, $19.99 (+ Sandle and Straps) at ssekodesigns.com

Sseko Designs – ssekodesigns.com

Sseko makes cool sandals with interchangeable straps that can be styled 100+ ways. The young Ugandan ladies employed by Sseko graduate from the program and go to college.

Moisturizing Lipstick, $22 (+ lots of other great lip products) at radiantcosmetics.org
Moisturizing Lipstick, $22 (+ lots of other great products) at radiantcosmetics.org

Radiant Cosmetics – radiantcosmetics.org

Radiant uses 20% of its profit from it’s make up to educate, prevent, and fight for the millions of women trapped in modern-day slavery.

Market Basket, $36.50 at basketsfromafrica.com
Market Basket, $36.50 at basketsfromafrica.com

Baskets from Africa – basketsfromafrica.com

Baskets from Africa offers unique baskets from throughout the African continent. These one-of-a-kind pieces of functional artwork are woven by local African craftspeople who share our commitment to quality.

Suzy Wrap Dress, $48 at threadsforthought.com
Suzy Wrap Dress, $48 at threadsforthought.com

Threads for Thought – threadsforthought.com

T4T makes fashion-forward (and more basic) organic cotton clothing. They only work with manufacturers who treat their employees and the planet right.

Aamani Full Punjammies, $35 at intlprincess.org
Aamani Full Punjammies, $35 at intlprincess.org

Punjammies (The International Princess Project) – punjammies.com (intlprincess.org)

International Princess Project advocates for women enslaved in prostitution, helping them restore their lives and empowering them to live free by teaching them to make comfy pajamas, called Punjammies.

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