Mixed Goods / Candles / Children’s Items / Clothing / Bags & Purses / Eyewear / Electronics / Furniture / Jewelry / Hats, Gloves, & Scarves / Make-up & Beauty Items / Feminine Products / Miscellaneous Sustainable Products / Paper Goods / Bedding / Shoes / Socks / Sporting Goods & Athletic Wear
Shops that sell mixed goods!
7 Hopes United – With the hope of uniting the continents to recognize fair trade and to bring ethical goods to be shared around the world, 7 Hopes United sells blankets, kitchen goods, home decor, shoes, clothing, accessories, and bags.
Accompany – Featuring some of the coolest, most beautiful and one-of-a-kind apparel, bags, jewelry, and accessories. Each and every piece picked has a story behind it and embodies exemplary design. Handmade pieces and ethically sourced items that bring human impact and fashion impact together to create feel-good goods through a look-good lens.
Ananda Soul – An ethically produced jewelry and clothing label based in Ubud, Bali. They have a passion for sustainable and ethical production.
Badala– Joelle McNamara traveled to Africa for the first time befriending women who were prostituting themselves just to feed their children. Instead of asking for hand outs, they were looking for opportunities. Bandala sells jewelry, accessories, and housewares, born out of this request for employment.
Bambeco– Making beautiful glassware, ceramics, wood pieces, and habitats for critters, they are committed to 3 core causes: Fair Wages & Safe Workplaces, Clean Water & Water Conservation and Forest Preservation & Restoration. They plant a tree with every purchase. By 2020, they will have neutralized their carbon footprint on the planet.
Betsy & Iya– A brick and mortar shop selling goods by independent artists and designers from around the country using ethically sourced materials. Buy wedding bands, cards, home goods, bath and body products, clothing, bags, accessories, decor, and candles.
Better Way Imports– selling artisan made and ethically produced goods of apparel, bags, paper goods, accessories, and jewelry.
Biome– a certified B corporation company filled with zero waste and recyclable items such as water bottles, menstrual cups, razors, food wraps, containers, baby products, natural hair and skin care products, home goods, make up, sheets, seeds, Fair Trade chocolate, and much more.
Bought Beautifully – Helping orphans, widows, survivors of human trafficking, and bringing sustainability by selling ethically made products of jewelry, home goods, clothing, accessories, and bags while partnering with organizations and companies to show God’s love to a hurting world.
Bridge of Faith – Selling Fair Trade and ethically made artisan goods from Nigeria in order to help with the health and human services in the Awka, Nigeria area.
Cath Kidston– This is a company sells loads of clothing and accessories like umbrellas, purses, wallets, and glasses cases. They sell snow globes, kid items and clothing, candles, stationary, baby items, shoes, and fun themed items all that are created to ensure proper sourcing with the global slavery act in mind.
Connected Artisans– Holding tight to strict Fair Trade Federation and World Fair Trade Organization created items and fair wages, this company sells beautiful products like storage baskets, Kantha quilts, home goods, ceramics, kitchen items, jewelry, and accessories.
Crossroads Trade– Working with indigenous peoples from around the world to keep their craft alive, this company sells Fair Trade products like baskets, stuffed animals, cards, textiles, jewelry, and more.
Cuyana – This company makes items like bags, leather goods, accessories, and clothing that are crafted from craftsmen fairly treated in China, US, South America, and Europe. Their mission is to empower women, the “Lean Closet” movement was created to give victims of abuse a fresh start in partnership with H.E.A.R.T. They will send you a linen bag to fill with the things that are no longer of use to you. Mail the bag back to us with the included shipping label, and for every donation you make, you will receive a $10 credit towards your next Cuyana purchase.
Della – This is a socially responsible fashion line working directly with a community in Ghana, West Africa. Every product is carefully handcrafted using authentic textiles sourced in the Volta Region. The passionate, talented women and men who create the pieces are given an opportunity to build a foundation for a better life through jobs, education and skills training. Every dollar earned at Della goes toward providing employment, education and financial stability for women and men in Ghana. Our employees receive a steady, fair income and are empowered through education via micro-financing, savings and entrepreneurship classes. They sell clothing, headbands, bags, and cases for devices.
Enrou – A curated marketplace of meaningful products (home goods, jewelry, bags, and accessories). Every single purchase provides opportunity and empowers makers all around the world. They have a goal to inspire people to craft, curate, and discover a life of meaning.
NEW Ethica – Ethically sourced materials and with hand crafted clothing and items, fairly produced, vegan, and made in the US; this clothing company offers high fashion items as well as great accessories and even some beauty products.
Fair & Square Imports – Fair Trade artisan made items in a brick and mortar store in Texas. They sell games, holiday items, kitchen goods, jewelry, bags, stationary, and apparel.
Fair Trade Winds – Artisan and Fair Trade goods such as bags, clothing, journals, cards, jewelry, and housewares.
FashionABLE – Women made items from Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru, and Tennessee to help support and give a way for business opportunities for those who make the goods.
They sell shoes, bags, clothes, and jewelry.
GAIA: Empowered Women – Handmade items by refugee women who resettled in Dallas. They sell vintage and artisan-made items while using sustainable materials. The goal is to help the refugees become financially independent. They sell jewelry, bags, accessories, clothing, pillows, and kid items.
Global Goods Partners – creating sustainable jobs for women who are artisans. They partner with 60 artisan groups in 20 countries selling jewelry, home goods, accessories, holiday gifts, and kid items.
The Green Life – A Fair Trade certified, cruelty free, B Corporation company offering housewares, foods, cosmetics, clothing, pet supplies, candles, vitamins, bags, and more!
Greenheart Shop – Chicago’s only non-profit, fair trade shop. They source products and curate a collection that does as little harm as possible – to people, communities, and the environment. All of the products sold are fair trade, eco-friendly, or carry a social mission. They sell frames, blankets, vases, candles, food, drinks, jewelry, journals, kid items, kitchen items, and glassware.
Here There and Everywhere – A nonprofit, repurposed goods platform that provides survivors of economic hardships, domestic abuse, sexual assault, and human trafficking with an avenue for creative expression. While incorporating healing arts and ethical design concepts. Survivors are taught vocational & entrepreneurial skills in sewing, jewelry making, and crafts to bring new life to discarded items.
ImagiNations -Bringing various artworks, crafts, jewelry and clothing from around the world to you. They are committed to “doing the right thing” whether that means purchasing from certified fair trade wholesalers or working with the artist directly.
Jewel & Lotus – Working with artisans from around the world to bring Fair trade, organic, vegan, eco-friendly goods to help a social enterprise and sustainable livelihood. They sell coffee, clothing for men and women, jewelry, tea, bath and body items, home and living goods, bags, and accessories.
Kaight – In caring for the environment and people, this Fair trade, organic, zero-waste, and reclaimed company offers clothing, swimwear, beauty products, decor, and men’s items like hats and beard care.
Kanzi – A fair trade, social business whose mission is to create sustainable sources of income for East African artisans and communities. They offer bags, clothing, jewelry, kid items, and home goods.
Karama Collection – Small business developing company that helps artisans in Africa living in poverty to have restoration. They make jewelry, baby and kid items, natural skin care, stationary and gifts, Christmas items, apparel and accessories, and leather made items.
Krotchet Kids intl. – Originally known for their winter headwear knit by artisans, they now offer clothing for both men and women, bags, and accessories. Each item helps break the cycle of poverty. This is a non-profit company.
The Little Market – a non-profit to help women artisans showcase their skills to a broader audience. These women can work from home while caring for their children. They receive business training and healthcare as well as literacy programs. Their children are able to go to school with the purchases made as well. They make and sell products such as bags of great variety, linens, dining items made of wood and ceramics and glass, home decor, bath items, baskets, candles, spa items, baby and kid items, and spa items.
Manosfair – Handmade and Fair Trade fashion accessories and gifts. It includes bags, yoga mat carriers, candles, games, jewelry, home ware, and gift items.
Maya Works – A nonprofit social venture that empowers indigenous women of Guatemala to achieve economic security by providing markets for their handcrafted products, access to microcredit loans and expanded educational opportunities. These items include jewelry, kid items, bags, home goods, Judaica items, and Holiday decor.
Mercy Shop – Items are made by empowered women around the world who create product to provide for their families. They engage with women through maternity homes in Kenya and employment working with more than 29 countries. They sell jewelry, posters, cards, seasonal items, mens items, clothing, kid and baby items, bags, and more.
Modavanti/Done Good – a B Certified company with many various products such as clothing for men and women, home goods, beauty products, office supplies, coffee, shoes, food, outdoor items, bags, pet items, active wear, and more.
Newly -Recycling the old for new items with this certified B corporation. They make and sell glassware, trays, and blankets out of recycled items.
Not on the High Street – With 5,000 makers, From jewellery makers and engravers to chocolatiers and artisan bakers, this company includes creative entrepreneurs bringing unique, thoughtful gifts to you. The list of items that are made and sold are many, such as specific items you’d want for your wedding, all the baby items you have need for the nursery, home and garden items, cooking needs, jewelry, cards, and furniture.
One World Fair Trade – They believe in a safe and healthy workplace, one free of any form of forced or child labor. They are Fair Trade, working with over 50 countries. They sell authentic handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art, sculpture, textiles, clothing and women’s accessories representing the diverse cultures of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Middle East and the United States. The sale of their products improve the livelihood of disadvantaged artisans and help pay for food, education, healthcare and housing for those who would otherwise lack opportunity for a stable income.
Oxfam -This is an Australian Fair Trade company. When you buy their beautiful, unique, handmade products, you help them empower artisans and farmers from around the globe to lift themselves out of poverty. They sell bags, wallets, clothing, jewelry, chocolate, coffee, tea, cookware, dinnerware, home decor, garden items, and holiday items.
Plumo – This company sources products that are original in design, beautifully crafted and a little different from what you usually see. They tend to work with artisans, co-operatives from Africa to Asia; designers that have just come out of college and any kind of creative people that just make beautiful things like shoes, bags, jewelry, clothing, and home decor and items.
Renegades of Chic – This company is to help empower women who make the products to lead in change in their communities and improve working conditions to where they live. They make and sell baby items, jewelry, purses, scarves, blankets, pillows, and hats.
The Rooted Tree – A family run business for artisans. They make sunglasses, watches, customized items, and leather bracelets.
SanYork Fair Trade – Their project in Peru is about promoting and employing skilled artisans in need for a market place, upholding fair trade values, respecting local traditions and family structures. Buy alpaca-haired apparel and rugs, folk art, accessories, recycled items and art, blankets, textiles, and more.
Sapahn – Purses, jewelry, handbags, scarves, and home goods are made and sold by over 500 Fair Trade artisans in Mayanmar/Burma and Thailand.
Serrv – This is a non-profit Fair Trade company that has existed for nearly 70 years with over a 1,000 unique artisan made goods of a wide variety. They have helped empower over 8,000 artisans over the decades. They sell housewares, foods, bath and body products, holiday gifts, garden items, fashion products, kitchen items, and many more items.
St. Frank – Whatever you imagine a living room should or could have, this company has it! They work with a range of artisan organizations from Fair Trade certified to social impact award-winners, and from those reviving lost historical craft to those working with organic materials and environmentally-friendly methods.
Ten Thousand Villages – In 1946, this was the pioneer company for creating fair trade and artisan outreach to connect the US with the rest of the world with an ethical goal of helping communities to be empowered to be pulled out of poverty. They sell items such as housewares, clothing, instruments for kids, outdoor items, jewelry, accessories, bath and body products, candles, world treasures, decor, and so much more.
Thistle Farms – Many of the people who make these items are survivors of human trafficking. Using a comprehensive model offers women hope and healing through a holistic residential program, employment with one of their social enterprises, and a growing national and global network dedicated to changing a culture that allows human beings to be bought and sold. They specialize in essential oils, personal care items, books, gifts, candles, apparel, outdoor items, home goods, and bath items.
True Ethic – Offering Fair Trade artisan goods such as jewelry, purses, home decor, kitchen towels, and more. They also sell local Minnesota made goods and American made artisan goods such as ceramics, jewelry, and art.
To the Market – This company unites various artisans companies to help them grow in their businesses. They help those who are at-risk in the US, those who suffer from HIV/AIDS, and to help vulnerable women.
Traidcraft – With partnering with co-operations that are ethically sourcing and creating goods, they are fair trade pioneers in the UK, advocating the importance of organic farming, sustainability, and transparency to the lives of growers and artisans around the world.
Upavim Crafts – Various Fair Trade gifts and crafts that directly support community educational and medical programs.
Wanderlust People – An Australian company that believes in bringing authentic, global treasures and that genuinely respects and uplifts the craftspeople and cultures that produced them.
Yobel Market – This Fair Trade certified company empowers and promotes the value of exploited, displaced, and impoverished people groups of the world through the development of sustainable economic opportunities.
The Lucky Honey Bee – New Jersey made candles that also include artisan candles to hand made soaps and apothecary goods.
Prosperity Candle – Every candle is handpoured by a woman artisan building a brighter future for herself and her family using all-natural soy & coconut waxes, pure cotton and wood wicks, and premium fragrances made with essential oils.
Terralite – Fair Trade certified company that is an artisan line of botanical candles as well as bath & body products. These candles are thoughtfully selected for their beauty, quality, and environmental sustainability.
White Birch Candle Co. – Unique handmade candles and birch tree holders in New Jersey
Children’s Clothes, Toys, & Baby Items
Bella Luna Toys – This toy company is devoted to making natural and safe toys that can be sustainable and recycled while containing imaginative play. While most of their toys are made in USA, Europe, or Canada, the ones made overseas are certified to be ethically and sustainably made. They are members of Green America required to have fair-trade practices.
Brave Little Ones – A Christian clothing company that helps sponsor a child to go to school while also providing 400 meals to children in Rwanda per month.
Burt’s Bees Baby – Fair Trade organic items that promote sustainability that are earth-friendly.
Colored Organics – A company devoted in providing fair wages in fair labor practices. Every purchase also helps those in need through partnerships with organizations.
Cuddle + Kind – These hand-knit animal dolls that give meals to children in need with every purchase. This is a Fair Trade company helping families and workers who make them in Peru.
Dhana Inc. – a B Corporation to help both environment and human right issues to value the workers behind the items. Selling clothing items for babies and children as well as adults
Green Toys – A US made toy company using recycled materials. These are toys made for kids and babies that are sustainable and environmentally friendly and non-toxic.
Fawn Shoppe – A Fair Trade company that works with various artisans selling unique toys and clothing items while using natural items and products that are organic and sourced fairly.
Hape Toys – The largest wooden toy producer that uses sustainable practices while also using their money towards the building of schools.
The Honest Co. – A transparent B Corporation company bringing healthier solutions to diapers and wipes as well as forumla and baby items for their hygiene. They give back much of their funds back to those who are in need including mothers.
Imagine Childhood – A creative, imaginative children’s play company that highlights using nature as part of the play for babies and children. They are Fair Trade with eco-friendly items that can last and be passed to others.
Kinoko Kids – Meaning “Mushroom” in Japanese, this American made toy store has unique hand crafted toys including vintage items, as the company is very into thinking about recycling and continuing to use items while renewing them too.
Little Green Radicals – a UK company that is Fair Trade, giving fair wages to their employees makes sustainable organic clothing for babies and children.
NEW Little Lentil Clothing – This company is dedicated to leaving the smallest environmental footprint possible. They have Send-Back and Loved Again programs to also lead in the sustainability initiatives to help ensure that the clothes we sell don’t unnecessarily end up in landfills.
Melissa & Doug – Transparent in their supply chain, this well known company is responsible with their goods to being ethically created. They sell toys that are for babies through young children that provide educational purposes and fun.
Misha & Puff – Hand knit clothing items by artisans in Peru with ethically sourced materials. This is a Fair Trade company that gives fair wages to their workers.
Nova Natural – A toy company that practices sustainability by working with small businesses and artisans to supply families with heirloom quality, non-disposable toys that support healthy lifestyles in balance with the environment.
Oeuf – Items that are handmade in Bolivia by a Fair Trade women’s collective with baby alpaca wool that combines traditional craftsmanship with modern design while transforming Bolivian women’s lives and their families.
Palumba – Handcrafted wooden play toys for children, that have a Waldorf idea which includes arts and crafts for them to enjoy. They also sell some clothing and furniture for children.
Pebble: Hathay Bunano – With the goal to empower women and helping famlies in need live sustainably, each item is adorably hand crafted with some of the happiest looking toys that are knit to encourage play. Based in the UK.
Plan Toys – Living by the motto of having a “Sustainable Material, Sustainable Manufacturing and Sustainable Mind,” they make items made from reclaimed rubber woods that enhance development for children.
Pigeon Organics – A baby and child clothing company in the UK with 100% organic and made in a small number of factories which adhere to fair labour practices.
Rylee + Cru – Organic and ethically made baby clothing and accessories with designs by an illustrator.
Skin & Bliss – A children’s clothing company that is dedicated to Ethical Trade by building relationships with their suppliers to be a “sweat free world.”
Tegu – Giving a fair living wage to artisans in Central America with goods that are harvested sustainably, this company makes wooden toys to bring imaginative creativity to children.
NEW Zeki Learning – This is a non-profit social enterprise called Child’s Cup Full, based in the United States and the West Bank. Their mission is to create high quality learning materials for preschool age children that support cognitive development and language learning. At their artisan center in the West Bank, they train and employ refugee and low-income mothers to make beautifully handcrafted educational products, available to preschools in the US.
4 All Humanity – Fair trade clothing made by artisans in Guatemala to provide them with a living wage. Each piece may take months to create, as they are made using the cortes method by the Mayans.
139 Made – This company stands together with abolitionists around the world who fight against human trafficking & exploitation. Every three months, they feature an anti human-trafficking organization to raise awareness about the issue & to rally behind them.
Aeon Row – Made from recycled fabric, this company believes in helping the environment and make all their pieces themselves using soft, sturdy, sustainable essentials that will be your go-to pieces in your closet to last for years, rather than to support fast fashion.
Alexandria Main Beachwear – This Australian company knows its workers in a factory in Cambodia, who make good wages for their hard work, and where additionally, 10% of all profits are donated to an organization that exists to improve the lives of women and children in Cambodia.
Ankura – Ankura is a high-end Peruvian based sustainable fashion brand that works to complement a sustainable and ethical lifestyle, creating must-have pieces with a conscious process. They believe that ethical & sustainable fashion is not a trend, it is a movement. They give back to the community, use eco-friendly packaging, and make the clothes from chemical-free materials.
Ash & Rose – Founded by a mother and daughter, this company is against child and forced labor practices, provide full stories of where their clothing and products were made, believe in sustainability and helping the planet, all while empowering the designers and women who make their items.
Azure Bay – An underwear company that chooses ethical production, local options, artisan & handmade production, Fair Trade and eco-friendly fabrics, and care in production processes as much as possible. They choose “green” processing. They also donate to three organizations with each purchase.
NEW Beet x Beet – Selling products to Men and Women, This W.R.A.P. Certified (sweat-shop free) company is very into vegan promotion. They are proud of their ethical and environmentally friendly practices.
BLEUSALT – A high-end California based company providing clothing for both men and women with social responsibility, BLEUSALT is proudly working towards being fully zero-waste.
Christy Dawn – While the gorgeous women’s clothing at this story is expensive, it is because they believe in having no hidden agendas in their line. They use deadstock materials, treat their members like family, give competitive wages, while also providing health care to their workers.
Cleobella – Working with local artisans and small factories in Bali, this high-end company sells clothing, shoes, bags, and children’s clothing.
Clothe Your Neighbor As Yourself– The founder of this company lived homeless for two years after selling all he owned. They run 90 days campaigns to speak up about sustainability, poverty, and to empower those who have suffered so that they may stand up into boldness.
Curator– In the belief to know your clothes and where they come from, Curator have personal relationships with their shops and manufacturers.
NEW Downeast – Downeast is a family owned company started in 1991 with the mission to offer classic and stylish modest clothing, furniture, and accessories. They are dedicated to working with factories, suppliers, and partners that share their ethical values. Their Downeast team is working to eliminate extreme poverty, support women and gender equity, and improve the living conditions of families in underdeveloped parts of Guatemala.
Elegantees – A t-shirt company where survivors of human trafficking who live in Nepal work. They help support the families of the survivors when they employ them at their sewing center.
Encircled – A B certified corporation to instill a capsule wardrobe mindset. They believe in using chemical free materials, having transparent sourcing to fight labor trafficking, and caring for the environment and the people who work for them.
Eternal Creation – Buy clothing for the whole family! This Australian based company makes each garment you buy tailored in a supportive working environment and with fair pay, putting the lives of the tailors first. Their Australian designed clothes are all hand made at their Fair Trade Himalayan Tailoring Centre.
Everlane – This clothing company provides a wide variety of fashion for both men and women. They sell shoes as well. You can see inside all the factories that they work with, as they establish very good relations with the workers. They try to make reasonable prices for their items while being able to provide for the workers of their company. They believe in using sustainable long lasting materials so that your clothing will last.
Fair Tees – Offering plain tees for men and women as well as other basics, this company is Fair Trade made in safe working conditions and provides a living wage for their workers. They believe in organic materials that are sustainable.
Fair Trade Winds – Fair Trade Federation members, this clothing company is aimed for mainly women (there are a few items for men and children as well). They partner with artisan co-ops and small workshops that are mindful of the materials that are used and re-used. They want to protect the planet from harmful waste and pollution and help fight labor trafficking through the creation of their products.
Fashion Conscience – A fashion-forward thinking UK-based company with the sole intention of sourcing ethical clothing for stylish women with a conscience. They only stock items that are recycled, organic cotton, non-toxic, fair trade, sustainable, vegan, hand-made, and non-exploitative!
Gamine – Workwear for men and women that provides sustainability in every way. All items in the shop are proudly made by people paid a living wage. They want to provide the best textiles that will hold up to working outdoors.
NEW Gap Inc. – This well known company is changing how they make clothes. They started the P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement) program to give women the skills and training they need to find their voice, build their confidence, and secure a better future for themselves and their families. They are sourcing their clothes to be sustainable, with less water use to make their jeans, and to use more recycable materials instead of being wasteful with fast fashion. They have funding towards non-profits.
Gather & See – A clothing company dedicated to heritage of cultures and to make things in a traditional way. They are sustainable, fair trade, organic, eco-friendly, and have small-scale production. They wanted to find brands that were transparent and treated workers fairly to safeguard the craftsmanship seen around the world.
Good Apparel – In the belief of a slow-fashion mindset, The utilization of locally sourced and sustainable fibers, paid fair wages, the balance of small runs, and ethically sourced materials, are crucial to the framework of their responsible brand.
Good Cloth – You can be certain that every product at Good Cloth is designed with consideration for workers, the planet, and consumers. All of their products have small, transparent supply chains, so that its well-intentioned designers can fulfill their sustainability missions.
Good & Fair – For both men and women, this company provides simple tees, underwear, and socks. They partner with a fair trade certified farmers cooperative who farm according to organic standards – no pesticides, no GMO seed. Their products are made at a factory just outside Kolkata, India. They provide proper, fair wages for lock-stitchers, finishers, and all staff at the factory. They also provide free education for the children of factory workers and free healthcare for the workers and their families – including children and grandparents. Worker rights are protected, including the right to organize.
Hae Now – Do you have a company that needs to print a logo or message on a t-shirt that is both organic AND Fair Trade? This is the company to do it with! They have different t-shirt options and colors and can produce a product you can be happy about.
Imagine Goods – A clothing and accessory company creating products by artisans in Cambodia and Haiti that care for the human race—giving opportunity for individuals to care for their children, families, and health. . . so that a new generation has a fighting chance to break the cycle of poverty.
Indigenous – For over 24 years, they have worked with artisans to create clothing for men and women that is as soft on the earth as it is on your skin, impeccably handmade and unique. They are proud to be a founding B Corp, and have helped set industry standards for organic and fair trade. Discover clothing that fits your style and your values. Sustainable and ethical by design.
Ioweyou – Clothing for men and women, this ethically created company tells a story for every piece that it sells. You are able to get to know those who make each piece! It is an interactive way to enjoy your clothing more.
Kaikuna – Supporting the betterment of of a healthy planet and giving back, this company created by a couple intentionally research and use components made locally and organically whenever available and promote like-minded clothing manufacturers. They are a California based company with a motto of, “Wear Ever You Go: Be yourself. Live well. Give from within and let good things boomerang back.”
Kestan – High fashion company supporting ethical style and pursues mindful fashion practices. Their co-founders personally visit each and every supplier they work with to ensure they meet their anti-slave labor standards. Their factories receive certifications that audit for safe working environments. They also support eco-fibers, eco-fiber blends, and the use of recycling deadstock fabrics.
Komodo – A London-based clothing company for men and women that works with safe chemicals and organic materials. They believe in fair and living wages and regularly visit their factories offering sustainability.
Lacausa – A high-fashion clothing company committed to honest, ethical manufacturing. A portion of proceeds goes to organizations and charities they partner with each season.
Liz Alig – Fairly made slow fashion and recycable materials, Liz Alig believes clothing production can and should be transparent. They believe in high quality, sustainable fibers. As textile nerds they love rich timeless textiles – bulky handwoven stripes – super soft pima cotton – hand dyed silk – vibrant boho ikat. They believe the clothing production process can be beautiful!
Lucky Brand – A clothing company since 1990 providing jeans (our resources adviser’s favorite jeans), dresses, and tees that tend to adhere to a boho and festival lifestyle. They are highly enforced against labor trafficking issues and have a lot of monitoring and social responsibility and frequent factory visits. They are also working on their sustainable water use in making their clothing to help the environment.
Maggie’s Organics – Supporting small family operated mills and have direct relations with clothing production, this clothing company (since 1992) takes fair trade seriously. They believe in minimizing their carbon footprint. They are completely transparent.
Marine Layer – Clothing for men and women. Using over 25 custom materials, this California based company started out with a couple people making their own clothes before their friends joined them. For some of the more technical styles, they turn to sewing artistans overseas that work in the same ethical and sustainable factories they’d use themselves.
Mata Traders – A love affair with India has evolved into Mata Traders – a design driven, fair trade fashion brand helping to end global poverty and inspire consumers to change the fashion industry. Made by artisans in India and Nepal, their colorfully original designs provide a stable source of income for families in economically disadvantaged communities.
Matter – Working with a curative philosophy inspired by tradition, they source heritage prints and styles while reinterpreting them in a modern manner. Their purpose is to impact change beyond textiles — to make rural artisan production sustainable, shift designers’ approach to their process, and inspire customers to value provenance.
Mayamiko – Mayamiko’ is the Chewa work for praise – accordingly this company believes that the most effective way forward for communities facing economic and social hardship is not to compensate for what they lack through aid, but encourage and nurture what they already have: a wealth of creative talents and a willingness to learn. This clothing company offers training and educational courses for the most disadvantaged people in Malawi and other parts of Africa, teaching them a transferable and creative skill such as tailoring, bee-keeping, solar lights promotion, and then educating them on how to utilise those skill through business and financial education workshops as well as our micro-financing scheme.
Mehera Shaw – Making mainly clothing and some houseware items, your orders at Mehera Shaw support fair trade, artisan skills development, heritage textile crafts, the promotion of organic cottons in India and transparent, team oriented working relationships. Help them build a more sustainable world one step at a time.
Mod + Ethico – A clothing and lifestyle store that curates modern pieces made socially responsibly and sustainably. Dedicated to providing a conscious collection, comfort and functionality. They believe that women don’t have to compromise style for their values for quality, sustainability and fair wages. Each emerging designer they feature shares their vision for a better future for fashion and meet one or more of our standards: made in the U.S.A., fair-trade practices, eco-friendly materials and small scale production.
Modcloth – A California Transparency in Supply Chains Act company, this clothing company has a wide variety of gorgeous retro clothing with a modern twist. ModCloth is made up of a compassionate group of people dedicated to having a net-positive effect on the world. With the utmost respect for internationally recognized human rights and environmental standards, it is committed to conducting business in a lawful and an ethical manner.
Mollusk Surf Shop – This shop has lots of great beachwear for men and women and even sells surfboards. They hand design custom “cut & sew” garments, so you get fit and quality built from the ground up. From their tees to boardshorts, none of their logos are just slapped on a blank, but are designed in California. Some of their products that contain wool and fibers are made by artisans in Peru and India.
Nancy Dee – A UK fashion company that works with small fairly and ethically produced factories, using materials that can be recylcled more easily.
Nectar -This California company wants to give back to kids living in poverty with every purchase that is made.
Nomads – Contemporary clothing made with eco-friendly, ethical practices. Celebrating natural fibres and traditional artisan techniques, they’re on a mission to prove that it is more than possible to live a stylish, sustainable life.
Oaklandish – A B Corporation, their mission is to spread “local love” by way of their civic pride-evoking tees and accessories, while creating quality inner city jobs for locals, and giving back to the people and places that maintain their city’s trailblazer spirit. In line with this mission, they donate a portion of all proceeds to grassroots nonprofits committed to bettering the Oakland, California community.
ONNO – ONNO seeks out partner factories which are small and family owned in India and Chian. They know the people who make their shirts well with organic materials. Good T-Shirts start with eco-friendly fibers, need to fit great and feel great, and all the people we connect with.
Pact – Fair Trade certified and organic underwear, socks, loungewear and apparel for men, women, and kids. This company believes in being authentic. They craft clothing differently: Sustainable materials, kindness towards humans and the softest clothing you’ll want on every layer!
Passion Lilie – Producing both men and women fashions as members of the Fair Trade Federation, Passion Lilie is a fair trade and eco-friendly apparel brand with a mission to empower artisans across the world by creating dignified employment opportunities. By offering fair wages, safe and healthy working conditions, and long-term employment to artisans in India, these job opportunities lead to sustainable societies and a better world. They are also committed to using eco-friendly materials throughout the supply chain and preserving the artistic and cultural talents of our craftspeople.
Parks Project – Surveyors for National Parks, former workers from TOMS, strive to bring a love for the outdoors through their clothing and by giving money to help with educational programs and more. They have items for men, women, and children.
People Tree – A pioneer in sustainable Fair Trade fashion since 1991. Every product is made to the highest ethical and environmental standards from start to finish. By using skills such as hand weaving, hand knitting or hand embroidery they create employment in rural areas where work is often scarce. All clothes are dyed using low impact dyes, free from harmful azo chemicals. People Tree actively supports farmers, producers and artisans through 14 producer groups, in 6 countries. They provide technical assistance for producers, so they can improve their skills, strengthen their businesses and have a positive social impact. It is a partnership which aims at sustainable development for excluded and economically disadvantaged people in developing countries.
NEW PERI – High-end fashion committed to sustainable and ethical production, PERI is manufactured in Los Angeles. All fabrics are sourced ethically and sustainably, using organic cotton, hemp, tencel, bamboo, cupro and reclaimed dead-stock. The PERI one of a kind pieces, are created using natural and low impact dyes. The “Bias Slip” dresses are all uniquely hand-dyed by PERI and team.
Prana – Prana has clothing for men and women. They also have a lot of yoga activewear. Known for being Fair Trade certified, when you choose to invest in a piece of their clothing, you are propelling the sustainable clothing movement forward. You are casting a vote for social and environmental responsibility, for transparency, for a fundamental change in the way clothing is made. This is Prana’s environmental heritage and it’s been this way from the beginning. Simply, sustainability is part of their DNA.
Ramblers Way – Born of innovators + artists, American made cotton and wool clothing that goes from office to outdoors. timeless essentials for men and women, this company uses wool from sheep in the US and sews every product within the United States (Maine). Their entire product is produced in the US with fair wages. They give back to local environmental conservation, human need, arts, and education organizations.
NEW Rakha – A high-end UK based clothing company with a social and environmental responsibility that they believe is an integral part of their brand’s strategy and practice. They recycle the materials used to make their clothing and believe in constantly reviewing their suppliers to have a guilt-free shopping experience for their customers.
Raven & Lily – This business is eco-friendly, carbon neutral, a Fair Trade Federation member, sells handmade products by women artisans around the world, and provides micro-loans to women in East Africa. They believe in having fairly created products while using less water in the production of their items.
ReCreate – ReCreate boutique streetwear is created under excellent fair trade working conditions using certified organic fabrics, and sustainably produced from crop to customer. Their centre is located in the disadvantaged community of Dey Tmey, Cambodia
Round + Square – They developed their exclusive premium jersey quality with their supplier in Turkey, using sustainably farmed 100% organic cotton.
Rose Clothing -A socially conscious brand with the goal to inspire, educate, and help create positive change in the world. You can shop by causes that they donate to which includes those who have been trafficked.
Sancho Dress – Featuring ethical clothing and lifestyle products for both men and women, the brands they work with are certified Organic or Fair-Trade. When you shop with them you are actively creating a better world!
Seamly.Co – Seamly has been going through a transition and is dedicated to slow fashion and ethical fashion to help sustainability and fair trade lifestyle.
Seed Apparel – Seed Apparel is a socially responsible enterprise promoting development in Haiti through apparel manufacturing. They believe in a living wage, profit sharing, and safe working conditions – they’re the reason our products are so good. They reinvest 25% of our profits locally is just an added bonus.
Sevenly – This company uses fair trade facilities in their production of clothing that highlights various causes they believe in supporting. With every purchase, money is donated to an organization, including ones that fight human trafficking.
SiiZU – A company that has good relations with the factory workers they have, and are very exposed with information about each factory (in Mongolia, Japan, China, USA, and Taiwan). They believe whole heatedly in sustainability.
NEW Stemp – Men and Women’s Clothing made from hemp, Stemp designs and creates products that are fashionable and sustainable all while maintaining the highest standards in quality. Their motto is “Care What You Wear.” They believe in sustainable practices. They give back to an orphanage in Kathmandu.
Sudara – This pajama and clothing company for men, women, and children, is a B Certified Corporation. They’ve made multiple sewing center partnerships and, with support, hundreds of women have found freedom through living-wage employment. This company has helped women out of sex slavery by providing jobs for them.
Sustain – Sustain’s clothing is made with plants (like cotton and linen) and dyed with plants. Plants remove carbon and other harmful chemicals from the air while they grow. They ensure that everyone in their supply chain is treated according to their high ethical standards. Every company involved meets specific labor standards for socially responsible textile production, including providing safe working conditions and fair wages.
Symbology – Symbology is out to make fair trade sexy. They merge artisanal fabric techniques with fashion forward designs that give customers a one-of-a-kind item that connects women in a global community. They empower women, preserve handmade crafts and provide sustained employment and fair wages to marginalized artisans. Each piece is handcrafted by women artisans in developing countries using traditional fabric techniques like block printing, tie dye and embroidery.
Synergy – Clothing for men and women. A great B Corporation company who have evaluated how their practices impact their employees, community, the environment, and their customers. Their factories are in India and Nepal and adhere to strict social and environmental standards.
NEW Teeminder – Teeminder embraces sustainable manufacturing & social responsibility. Their tees, dresses, and scarves are ethically sourced, vegan, and organic. All designs are influenced by their yoga/vegan lifestyle, made in-house, and screen printed with water-based eco-friendly inks. They support the health and livelihood of organic cotton farmers and workers in the mills, especially those in developing countries.
Thought – This is a company that makes clothing items for both men and women using ethically sourced materials as well as organic and sustainable materials such as bamboo.
Threads 4 Thought – With the understanding that every time you buy a product or support a brand, you’re casting a vote with your wallet. These choices determine the spread and success of each brand’s ethical and moral standards. With that in mind, this company decided to create a product that leaves an innately smaller impact on the environment, supports in-need communities, and assists in changing the narrative and understanding of ethical standards within the fashion industry. They give back to International Rescue Committee.
Tonle’ – They’re a zero waste, ethical fashion brand on a big mission, to reduce waste generated by larger factories and change the way business is done in the fashion industry. Their process starts with scrap waste sourced from mass clothing manufacturers. Using every last thread, they create handmade clothing and accessories signed by their Cambodian makers. Their family of employees is made up of individuals with spirit, drive and dreams. Together, they’ve built a supportive environment where everyone expresses themselves freely, learns new skills, and gains confidence in what they do. They believe style is more than what you wear – it’s what you choose to be a part of. Every thread matters.
NEW Triarchy – Jeans for men and women, in their search for the greenest manufacturing options they uprooted production to Mexico City, where the factory uses 85% recycled water. Their factory in Mexico was chosen because of their pioneering sustainability efforts and the way they care for their employees. They take every opportunity possible to visit their team on the ground in Mexico.
Tribe Alive – Partnering with artisans from Guatemala, Haiti, India, Honduras, and Texas, this company helps provide employment for at-risk women by providing them with living wages. They are set out to ending poverty everywhere.
NEW Unique Vintage – Featuring beautiful retro fashion based on clothing from the 1920s-1980s, this company follows the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act.
United by Blue – Clothing for the whole family! For every product sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from our world’s oceans and waterways. They meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency through being a B Corporation member.
NEW – Vegetaryn – This company supports vegetarian and vegan lifestyles while being 100% sweatshop free as members of the WRAP organization (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production). They are highly against slave labor practices and make sure to enable quality working conditions where their products are produced.
NEW Victoria Road – A Fair Trade Federation member, this company is inspired by the richness and talent found in Pakistani fashion and craft. Victoria Road discovers, supports and promotes designers, artisans, craftsmen, and passionate entrepreneurs who are creating modern, sophisticated fashion inspired by their vibrant culture. They collaborate with these talented creatives at their Fair Trade workshop in Lahore to produce extraordinary apparel for women and children.
Wallis Evera – Women’s workwear! Wallis Evera creates ethical, eco-friendly and locally made clothes that work – for you, for our communities and for the planet – because they believe that dressing well means more than just looking good. Their styles are understated and the construction is designed for ease and longevity. They carefully select their fabrics for their comfort, shape, and durability. All of their products are designed, cut and sewn locally in Vancouver, Canada.
Alicia San Marcos – An ethically made accessories line founded on the promise of providing access to education for children in Guatemala, a country where over 50% of people live in poverty. Proceeds from each handcrafted, one-of-a-kind purchase go directly toward buying much needed school supplies for children in undeserved communities. Each product is ethically made utilizing Mayan traditions passed down for hundreds of years.
Angela Roi – An ethical luxury handbag company that believes that the goodness of people has the caliber to alter the globe for the better. With the grandeur of luxury and within the realm of humanity, the hope is to pave a path of altruism and to promisingly transform the way of the fashion industry.
Batik Boutique – This company’s vision is to empower hundreds of artisans by offering them a fair and sustainable income producing beautiful, high quality fashion and gifts.
Bloom and Give – An ethical company that helps Indian artisans showcase the incredible textile artistry of India while helping provide education to girls there.
The Cambridge Satchel Co, – A British company that makes 100% leather bags directly made within GB. Each bag has craftsmanship and is inspired by traditional British school bags.
Campos – Made-to-Order by a team of artisans established in Brooklyn Navy Yard. Every bag is exclusively made using the finest raw materials. The craftsmanship that goes in each bag uniquely expresses simplicity, luxury, and durability. Campos bags are created to be timeless and accustomed to your lifestyle
Canopy Verde – When it comes to sourcing and manufacturing, they take a thoughtful approach about how to generate less waste, what materials leave the smallest footprint, and how to balance everything so the end product is beautiful and affordable. The bags are made with organic cotton and eco friendly dyes certified by the global organic textile standard and vegan leather.
CauseGear – Quality handcrafted apparel and accessories aimed to reduce fashion waste. Every purchase supports a day of freedom for a crafter from slavery and poverty through a self-sustaining job. Their first priority is doing all that they can to help end the injustice of slavery and extreme poverty through sustainable ethical jobs. While at the same time using eco-friendly, organic and recycled materials where they can without compromising the quality, function and price theircustomers expect.
Eba Totes – Made complete in the US and a mindset that we only have one planet and sustainability has always been a key focus Eba Totes’ creator’s life. They made sure to choose fabrics that were sustainable, made or sourced, and vegan.
Enat – They’ve been surrounded by the green movement their whole lives, so they believe that social responsibility and sustainability go hand in hand. The materials are from Ethiopia. They’re dedicated to making patterns that have minimal waste and committed to closing the loop and moving towards zero waste production.
Escama Studio – A sustainable fashion brand based in California and Brazil. Their mission is to create innovative on-trend fashion accessories while promoting sustainable development through trade. The word ‘Escama’ means ‘fish scales’ in Portuguese. They are a green company, a fair trade company, and an ongoing experiment in sustainability. They measure their success by the strength of our partnerships with producers in underprivileged communities.
Filbert – This company aims to inspire awareness and kindness and to make things better in every way possible. They are ethical and vegan. Their bags are made in an ethical factory in Mexico, where the employees are paid fairly and work in good conditions. All of their fabrics are cruelty-free, meaning no animal products are used to make their goods. Supporting ethical, fair wage factories is important to them.
Flip and Tumble – Selling reusable shopping bags and every day type of bags, they’ve been working with their factory overseas for more than 8 years. They routinely do third-party audits based off of fair trade principles to ensure the workers are treated and paid fairly.
FRiLuck – A family owned business specialized in sustainable and eco-fashion, manufacturing trendy and high-quality products for everyday life. They have a difference though: they focus on natural and cruelty-free fabrics only such as cork fabric to make their wallets, handbags and purses.
Freeset – Freeset USA believes that every person should have the freedom to work in a safe environment, get paid fair wages, and have a job that they’re proud of. Freeset exists to offer employment to people in India who’ve been marginalized by society. They’ve strategically placed their facilities in communities written off by society because Freeset believes these communities deserve to live a life of freedom.
Generation Generous – Generation Generous was founded in response to a need. This company is a truly generous one that would help people in need and at the same time maintain strong ethos towards working conditions, care for the environment, and unique fine style bag-by-Bag.
Genesis – This company helps you empower small-scale, indigenous artisans around the world and an investment in their communities. With your support, they are able to provide stable incomes and self-sufficiency to people in otherwise impoverished areas. They partner with local artisans, paying above-market wages and improving their communities so they are able to provide a higher quality of life for themselves and their children.
Greater Things – This company has carefully curated a collection of socially conscious, ethically minded goods. Their desire is to connect artisan made, beautiful hand crafted goods to you.
Hipsters for Sisters – As a modern company, they believe it is their responsibility to take into consideration the welfare of our planet in the development of each of their products. They are committed to sustainability and source only the most innovative, animal and earth-friendly materials they can find. Their belt bags are made at a small, family-run factory just a few miles from their office in Los Angeles. They know every person that cuts and sews their bags and feel good that they can help provide their workers with a fair, living wage in a safe, happy and healthy workplace.
NEW HOPE Made in the World – We work directly with artisans to preserve cultural heritage, and increase the quality of life for indigenous communities and master craftsmen from Colombia. We respect and value local resources and ancient techniques by producing high-quality products under a fair trade framework.
Ixchel Triangle – Every Ixchel Triangle item that is purchased directly supports artisans and families in Guatemala. A portion of the proceeds is given to those who participated in the construction of these 100% hand-made Ixchel creations. The artisans are paid above market wages for their talents, and thrive as highly valued members of our team.
Joyn – You can learn about each of the artisans who make each of the bags in India. Their cotton fabric is hand picked, hand carded, hand processed, hand spun, and hand woven on looms. It is then prepared for the block printing that brings their fabric to life. Their farmers and artisans take great pride in their work, the fiber, and the rich history surrounding this magical plant. All of the items are 100% fairly created.
Juuty – Using sustainable materials, each maker is working in a safe and positive environment, where everyone is treated equally. Everyone gets a fair wage and is entitled to holidays. Every purchase gives food to the poor.
Kakaw Designs – This company aims to create unique handmade textile and leather products, supporting talented traditional artisans in Guatemala. They work with women textile artisans – two groups of weavers, and one embroidery. Their partnerships are mutual, fair, and sustainable. They hope to both grow as a business and support Their partner artisans to expand on their own.
M-24 – Each item is from savaged lorry truck tarps, making unique hand crafted bags.
Malambo – Malambo partners with expert Wayuu women weavers who live in rural areas of Alta Guajira, where the tradition is best preserved and the need of work and resources are more acute. They respect tradition and aim to serve as a channel for Wayuu culture to be preserved.
Malia Designs – Malia Designs was formed to increase economic opportunity for women in Cambodia and to support organizations that fight human trafficking in Southeast Asia. Their fair trade fashion products are made by cooperatives that employ disadvantaged people in Cambodia and also strives to assist victims of human trafficking by donating to organizations working to fight trafficking in Cambodia and the US.
Matt & Nat – Known for being vegan, they use sustainable materials constantly sourced in design such as cork and rubber. They visit each factory and build strong personal relationships with the workers. This involvement in the making of our bags ensures integrity every step of the way.
Mercado Global – This is a Brooklyn-based accessory brand and non-profit that empowers rural Latin American women to become entrepreneurs. Through donor-funded business education and leadership programs, they help women create community businesses to support themselves and their families. By designing collections for the international market while using traditional local weaving techniques, they are changing the status quo for women, communities, and the industry.
Meridian Lee – This brand transforms lives by creating must-have, modern designs in collaboration with women entrepreneurs who have escaped human trafficking and other hardship in developing countries. Their products are the result of a unique design process: they collaborate in homes and small workshops to choose best techniques and materials with a consistent mission to create lasting friendships and business partnerships. Your purchase helps survivors use handcrafting skills to transform their lives, the lives of their families, and to strengthen their communities.
Mi Esperanza – This company is a pioneer in ethical fashion. Beginning in 2004 on the principle that the women making their goods deserve dignity, safe working conditions, benefits, job security, and a fair wage. Today They still stand committed to this principle. When you shop with Mi Esperanza you provide fair and dignified work to women artisans and contribute to the on-going programs of Mi Esperanza.
Mulxply – Working mainly in Nepal, their mission is to stabilize economies in the developing world through creating dignified jobs by investing in indigenous, artisanal businesses who collaborate to produce their contemporary designs via age-old techniques. In doing so, they are keeping heritage handicraft alive and providing local employment in societies where those with little or no education are at risk of being trafficked to other countries or enslaved in migrant worker schemes abroad.
My Fight – Your purchases provide for access to water, school fees, food for struggling families, and medical needs. By purchasing a MyFight product, you are making an investment in an artisan’s dignity.
No 41 – Most of the women in their program came from extremely vulnerable situations. At No.41 these women are provided with skills training, business training, and access to the global market. Their work is more than just a job or a set of skills, it is dignified employment and a tangible way of showing these women that they are seen. No. 41 sees their hopes, believe in who they are, and support their dreams for the future. These women are not victims, but heroes, and they are just getting started.
Oasis Bags – Their mission is to provide environmentally friendly and sustainable packaging alternatives; and to supply socially responsible certified products. They are Fair Trade certified.
Pagabags – This company believes to take care of the women they work with by offering decent wages and working conditions ; we promote empowerment through professional training and a back-to-school program. They take care of families by offering health care for all and take care of the planet by reducing, reusing and recycling material and by not polluting to start with!
Parker Clay – A Certified B Corporation, They work in connections to an Ethiopian non-profit partner, Ellilta – Women at Risk, and the Parker Clay Production Facility. Providing premium jobs to skilled artisans at their production facility in Ethiopia is key to supporting community transformation. A job for their artisans means more than just a paycheck; it offers an avenue to support themselves and their families, representing social standing and economic stability – and a chance to invest in building a better life.
Purse & Clutch – Good fashion is as much about the maker as it is about the finished product. It’s about art, about connection & about sustainability. By working directly with artisans in Guatemala, Mexico & Ethiopia, they provide thoughtfully designed & ethically made handbags to help end the cycle of poverty – to be a part of changing the fashion industry for good. Every purchase you make contributes to their mission supporting long-term employment for men & women in developing countries with limited opportunities. Their handbags are truly one of kind, slowly handcrafted by dedicated artisans.
Re:New – Their vision is to be a society that values and seeks out flourishing relationships with its refugee neighbors. In partnership with local churches, Re:new provides a space for community members to build relationships with refugee women, learn about the challenges refugees encounter in the resettlement process, and live out their faith and love for Jesus Christ by serving refugee women.
Rickshaw Bagworks – A California company, their products are inspired by urban mobility and distinguished by simple, functional design and high-quality materials and construction. They also design many of their own fabrics, which are manufactured in the USA, with sustainability and long-lasting performance in mind.
Sak Saum – Located in the Saang District of Cambodia, Sak Saum is a ministry dedicated to the prevention, rescue, restoration, transformation, and rehabilitation of vulnerable and exploited women, men and children. From the beginning, their goal has been to create a nurturing, empowering, restorative program which facilitates vocational training in sewing excellent products and community development. Sak Saum is a pioneer model of self-sustaining ministry. We believe in the powerful, life-changing outreach wth effective, excellent business.
Sapahn – This company is creating opportunities and freedoms that don’t already exist for artisans around the world. They want artisan communities to benefit from what we know to be true: that given a choice, people want their beautiful things to do beautiful things in the world. Their items are made with fair practices and standards.
Sari Bari – All Sari Bari products are sewn using an ancient Bengali technique called kantha (meaning “old cloth”), a form of embroidery, and signed by the artisan according to tradition. You can meet each of the makers listed on their website.
Sea Bags – Made from old sails in Maine, Sea Bags are transformed into nautically inspired totes and accessories that bring otheir customers great happiness. They use one of the last remaining thread manufacturers in the U.S. and one of a few rope manufacturers in New England.
Storyweaver Mercantile – Their mission is to partner with organizations who are actively making an impact in the world and to bring together in one marketplace their best products. They want to share their partners’ stories and to spread the knowledge of the amazing work they are doing to bring justice, mercy, and hope to some of the most marginalized people in the world.
Sutisana – Founded by Word Made Flesh in 2010 to provide dignified employment and a new life for women attempting to leave prostitution in El Alto, Bolivia. Word Made Flesh began working among vulnerable women in El Alto in 2000. Many of these women had little education, were the only provider in their home, and had no viable alternative to prostitution. The name SutiSana has roots in the two languages spoken by the women – Aymara and Spanish. In Aymara, Suti means name. In Spanish, Sana means healthy or healed. As women leave prostitution, they often leave behind a name they used there and find a new identity – a Healed Name.
NEW Toko Toko – This company has camera straps, clutches, purses, some jewelry and clothing. They believe in supporting artisans to get out of poverty and to reach a better standard of living. They trust that together as a community they can reach this goal. Their profit goes back to benefit Education and Healthcare funds for the community of artisans in small villages in Indonesia.
The Tote Project – The Tote Project is based on a friendship, on a shared dream. It is a shared passion for empowerment, for restoration, for freedom. The co-founders believe that there is hope for the millions of victims of modern day slavery worldwide, and they want to do their part to support recovering survivors pursuing their dreams.
Unravel – A sustainable brand founded June 2017 to serve, help others, and develop fruitful relationships through design and collaboration. Their mission is to preserve traditional craftsmanship and develop sustainable areas of life for generations to come. They believe in creating profitable business opportunities for basket weavers via international market access and invest in neccessities such as education for our children and access to clean drinking water.
Unshattered – Unshattered works with women in residential recovery programs to help them develop skills, find their strengths, and prepare for the future. They start in an aprenticeship and grow into full employment. Justice Network has often partnered with them.
Upfuse – With plastic bags taking almost 1000 years to decompose, it is one of the main environmental issues around the globe. Up-fuse has developed techniques to upcycle plastic bags, transforming them into sustainable fashionable bags and accessories. Reducing waste also means reusing existing waste. One bag this company’s artisans produce can hinder almost 30 plastic bags from being thrown away. They adhere to an ethical approach: supporting fair and local production, creating awareness, and offering solutions to current environmental issues.
Urbana Sacs – Urbana Sacs washable paper is a sustainable lightweight textile made with a variety of virgin pulp fiber blends and recycled felt. It is created with recycable materials.
Modo Eyewear – With a “Buy a Frame – Help a Child See” program in collaboration with Seva Foundation Modo Eyewear has helped more than one million children in India to see by offering free vision screenings, prescription glasses, and corrective treatments. They are proud to be an eyewear industry leader in social responsibility. The glasses are made with recyclable materials. They bring sustainability and social responsibility full circle – from the materials in their frames to the trees they plant that clean the air and enable farmers to support their communities. They have planted over 2 million trees so far!
Panda – Buy frames made with bamboo. Support the concept of “fashion with a purpose” as their philosophy. Panda is determined to be a force for good, both for people and the planet. For each and every product they sell, they give back to someone in need. They help Optometry Giving Sight screen nearly 4 million people, deliver more than 27,000 pairs of glasses, and support 16 optical labs and 116 optometry students in 39 countries. They’ve supported 12 microloans in 10 countries through Kiva.
SBOJi – Their philosophy stands behind their sustainable culture & lifestyle. All goods designed by SBOJi are ethically handmade with Eco-conscientiousness in mind. From using the most abundant and sustainable materials in the world to their Keep It Clean project, they have focused their efforts on protecting waters and land while creating an impact that forms a revolution in active and sustainable lifestyles.
Solo Eyewear – Made with recyclable materials that are sourced ethically, this company creates environmentally responsible sunglasses that restore vision for people in need. They strongly believe in living a life of adventure and inspiring individuals to change the world. SOLO Eyewear has restored vision for 13,000+ people in need through the funding of eye exams, eyeglasses and cataract surgeries.
Warby Parker – From custom-designed cellulose acetate sourced from a family-run Italian factory to ultra-lightweight titanium, they use nothing but premium sourced materials for their frames. Warby Parker partners with non-profits like VisionSpring to ensure that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.
NEW Apple – One of the world’s leading technological companies, they enforce policies of assessing and closely partnering with suppliers at every point in their supply chain. They require their suppliers to treat their employees with dignity and respect. They must provide fair working hours, a safe workplace, and an environment free from discrimination. They prohibit forced labor strictly and were awarded the 2018 Stop Slavery Award by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. They help enhance the careers of their employees by advancing their skills and training and offer educational programs. They are working towards a greener product so that they will come to zero waste and stop landfill chemicals and wastes.
Berg + Betts – A watch company that believes that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice style for sustainability. It is their mission to provide you with eco-friendly products that are sophisticated, responsible, and affordable. They believe in a transparent supply chain.
NEW Canon – This well known camera company has reports on all their practices, including in regards to social responsibilities in fighting labor trafficking and where their materials come from. They offer great programs to their workers and provide training for them to make their way up in the company while giving them safe working conditions and treating them fairly.
NEW Dell – With using conflict free materials that are sourced ethically, this well known computer company does not tolerate any form of forced, bonded, or child labor at any step in our supply chain. They believe in protecting their employees from all harmful conditions by providing a safe environment and care deeply about those they have employeed throughout their supply chain.
NEW Intel – Intel is committed to maintaining and improving systems and processes to avoid complicity in human rights violations related to their operations, supply chain, and products. Intel recognizes that slavery and human trafficking can occur in many forms, such as forced labor, child labor, domestic and indentured servitude, sex trafficking, and workplace abuse. Therefore, throughout their long report about their practices, they use the terms “slavery and human trafficking” to encompass all forms of coerced labor. They believe in using conflict free materials and have high goals to wipe out slavery worldwide.
LSTN Sound Co. – Creating and selling top quality headphones, speakers, and earbuds, this company brings the joy of hearing to those in poverty who have hearing impairments with each purchase made. They were founded with a singular purpose: to change lives through the power of music.
NEW Nikon – A leading camera company, The Nikon Group considers suppliers to be key partners in its efforts to help develop a sustainable society. They strive to procure materials in an honest and fair manner based on mutual understanding and trust. They carry out CSR surveys, CSR audits and conflict minerals surveys with the cooperation of procurement partners in order to achieve sustainable procurement. The Nikon Group procures raw materials and components for products from around 1,700 procurement partners and are committed to ensuring that it does not violate human rights nor is complicit in the human rights violations of others during the course of its business activities. They will continue to raise awareness among employees through human rights education, and will monitor the situation within their supply chain through surveys and audits and make continual improvements.
NEW NVIDIA – In believing in sustainable recycable materials and conflict free/slavery free materials, this graphic card company is committed to integrating social and environmental responsibility into every aspect of their company. They strive to champion the human rights of their employees, conduct business using sound environmental practices, and invest in both the communities in which they operate and the wider global community. They give large reports each year about their practices and sourcing.
NEW Ikea – Across their integrated value chain, the well known Swedish furniture company contributes to improving the quality of life of people and communities and support a world that prospers within the limits of one planet. They will strive to put more in than they take out, use resources with the utmost efficiency and turn waste into resources. They will promote renewable energy, healthy and safe chemicals, responsible stewardship of forests, water and farmlands, and a fairer society. They secure responsible production and distribution of their products all the way from animal handling, raw-materials to customers. They put highest attention to especially vulnerable groups such as children and migrant workers and are always giving back to them.
Lamon Luther – Each piece of furniature is handcrafted and created by a team of hard working men. They make wood tables and home decor. They believe the world is changed around the table. They reclaim broken wood to beautify it.
Room & Board – Offering a wide selection of furniature items, they use sustainable practices and products, support American artisans, and believe in raising the bar in the minimum wage fight. Natural materials are an integral part of their designs. Their respect for these materials leads them to source them responsibly.
Savvy Rest – A member of the B Corporation, these mattresses, bed frames, and sofas are created in Virginia from organic materials and artisans. Sustainably-sourced hardwood and traditional construction mean their beds are built to last for generations.
West Elm – Fair Trade certified, this company has a wide range of products that makes a difference by ensuring safe working conditions and fair labor practices. Each piece is handcrafted by artisans from 15 different countries. They use sustainably sourced organic materials.
Yellow Leaf Hammocks – Enjoy your summer activities with a clear conscience. Every 100% Handwoven Yellow Leaf Hammock
Directly Supports Artisan Employment and Creates a Path Out of Poverty! Their artisan weavers and their families were previously trapped in extreme poverty and debt slavery. Now they are empowered to earn a stable, healthy income through dignified work (they call this a “prosperity wage”). This is the basis for a brighter future, built on a hand up, not a handout.
31 Bits – They’ve combined their love for people, fashion, design, and travel to create accessories and home goods that drive meaningful change in the world. Their products are thoughtfully designed and ethically made. They collaborate with some of the most skilled artisans around the world by providing them with dignified job opportunities and giving them access to the global market. They believe in providing safe and joyful working conditions, a family-like atmosphere, and an environment where every artisan feels known.
Aglaia – Both their facility and fine gold and fine silver products have been certified by SCS for 100% recycled content. Their products and practices conform to the highest standards established by SCS and that each day they are helping to preserve both our environment and natural resources. Environmentally Correct, Eco-Responsible Precious Metals. All pieces are handmade using recycled precious metals or fairmined gold, pearls and stones are ethically sourced, use of chemicals is limited, and packaging is as sustainable as possible and in-studio uses renewable energy.
Akola – Akola is a globally-inspired jewelry brand that embodies striking designs that reflect the strength and femininity of women who are changing the world. Each piece is handcrafted by women in Eastern Africa and the US from high-quality materials like upcycled horn, Karatasi beads, and natural raffia. Akola is providing life-changing job opportunities by integrating social impact and economic empowerment at every point in their supply chain, from the sourcing of raw materials to the distribution of final products. Akola, means “she works” in a local Ugandan dialect, so over the past 10 years they have dedicated their journey to creating and providing jobs for women.
Ananda Soul – Ananda Soul is an ethically produced jewelry and clothing label based in Ubud, Bali. While they adore creating unique bohemian designs that make women feel special, the most important driving force behind our work is our passion for sustainable and ethical production.
Apparent Project – Apparent Project staff works alongside the Haitian company that employs their artisans. They are working to help empower artisans with additional training and skills, providing additional services to help them be able to work, and facilitate shipping and distribution of items they produce. They are working to make a difference for their artisans’ children. With the opportunities offered, these kids can have a better starting point in life, with the education they need to advance to a new and better future, filled with hope and possibilities… not limited due to poverty.
Betsy & Iya – A brick and mortar shop, makers of beautiful modern jewelry in Portland, Oregon and curator of quality goods by independent artists and designers.
NEW Bondhu Jewelry – Bondhu buys directly from the source – the craftsmen and women that create these sustainable goods by hand. Bondhu believes in cruelty-free, fair trade, unique apparel. They strive to provide you with eco-friendly, conscious consumerism. Even their green packaging is 100% recyclable!
Branded Collective – They exist to empower survivors of human trafficking through meaningful work and economic independence. They seek to unite a collective of survivors and patrons who work together to advance the abolition of human trafficking. The BRANDED Collective works with survivors of human trafficking from Nashville-based non-profit End Slavery Tennessee. BRANDED is an economic empowerment jobs program where the women design and handcraft the jewelry collection.
NEW Brilliant Earth – Thinking about getting engaged? This company designs and makes diamond engagement rings and wedding bands using conflict free materials that are mined without any slave labor involvements!
Coral Covey – Sustainably-made, fine jewellery. Designed and created by hand in Melbourne, without harming their community or their environment. Their aim is to create jewellery which is not only environmentally produced, but also gives back to the community.
Crash Luxury Jewelry – CRASH Jewelry makes sustainable cuffs, bangles, earrings, necklaces and accessories from the metal of luxury automobiles that have been in minor accidents. Their products are made by artisans (who happen to love nice cars!) in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Every CRASH Jewelry order arrives in quality recycled gift boxes.
Eden Ministry – Eden has been working with trafficked girls and women in Asia for over 15 years. In those 15 years, programs have been implemented in five major cities and over 500 women have been rescued. Eden has a thorough and innovative victim support program that is holistic in its approach, and highly effective in the restoration of victims. All profits from the social enterprise directly benefit each woman that comes to Eden (salary, services, shelter and other programs), so that more of the women that leave the red light districts can be provided with the opportunity to gain training and employment.
Earth Bands – Inspired by their love for their hometown, the founders came together to create the coolest meaningful bracelets from special places, home states, and beaches that people love. They created wearable mementos to honor those incredible personal memories, magical stories, and connections. They started by studying a 200-year-old Native American tradition of crafting marbles, as a way to make their powerful beads. They have a give back program where profits are donated back to organizations helping the world and people within it.
Faire Collection – Faire partners an artisan workshops in Vietnam for work with large retailers. The majority of our jewelry is created in Ecuador, where they work directly with independent artisan workshops, as well as their own in-house fair trade workshop.
Fluid Jewelry – At Fluid Jewellery, 5% of every sale is given back to a charity or organization aligned with focus on social and environmental ethics and sustainability. The jewelry designer seeks out like-minded organizations and individuals who can facilitate ethical and sustainable sourcing of raw materials, and help to ensure that each piece produced contributes to supporting and empowering communities, rather than leaving a trail of environmental and social damage. Fluid Jewellery is produced using Fair-mined gold and silver, recycled metals, Canadian and international conflict-free diamonds, recycled diamonds, synthetic diamonds, as well as ethically sourced and fair trade gemstones.
The Giving Keys – This company want to inspire the world to pay it forward, so they’ve built it into how they do business. Through their social impact employment model, every product you purchase supports job creation for people transitioning out of homelessness. Each one of their products is stamped with an inspirational word like DREAM, CREATE or INSPIRE.
Gorjana – A California brick and mortar store, Gorjana was founded based on the belief that jewelry should be versatile and multi-generational. Designed with longevity in mind, Gorjana jewelry is both timeless and effortlessly modern. 19% of proceeds will be donated back to a charity of your choice
Haiti’s Jewels – Partnering with Haitian artisans (you can see each maker on their website) to create life-changing beauty.
Hands Producing Hope – Providing the economic, educational, and spiritual resources necessary to empower remote communities to rise above poverty. Their vision is to see all people (regardless of gender, ethnicity, or geographical location) be afforded opportunities to have dignified and respectable work, and to provide for their families and flourish in their communities. They want to see a universal growth in an understanding of the impact an individual can make with their time, resources, and talents. Their artisans are located in Costa Rica, Rwanda, and Louisiana.
Her Future Coalition (formerly Made by Survivors) – They engage in long term, intensive interventions to rebuild girls’ lives. Their programs give survivors the tools to overcome tremendous stigma and to advance far above the poverty line, transforming their identity and social status. Her Future partners with respected local organizations who conduct rescues and provide legal aid or advocate for policy change. Their focus is on rebuilding the lives of survivors and those at high risk. Through a full circle approach, they address housing, mental health, education, human rights awareness, employment, social and family issues. Since 2010, they have offered training in goldsmithing and jewelry design to survivors and vulnerable women.
Hissia – Hissia is the Spanish jewelry brand that draws a timeliness line between fashion and jewelry. Their name means “emotion, feeling and passion” in the Swahili language. They create unique jewels elaborated by master artisans from small production ateliers in Western Africa, India and Spain.
Jimani – Every piece made by Jimani Collections is handcrafted by women in Kenya. Through unique training programs, they’re able to offer customized opportunities to learn product design and product creation for all of their women workers and artisans. Jimani Collections sources the majority of its raw materials in Kenya. Most supplies are bought in the industrial areas or in downtown Nairobi, including seed beads, wooden beads, brass, and traditional African fabrics.
Khmer Creations – Made by Cambodian artisans provided with skills training and secure employment to young women who have previously been working in exploitative jobs (including the sex trade and unregulated factories) and those who are at-risk of entering these industries due to difficulties in accessing education and employment opportunities, this company offers contemporary design, fair trade, and empowerment of people through sustainable business.
Knotty Gal – Between 10 and 15% of each Knotty Gal item goes directly to the Bhandari Girls’ School, built in the 60s by the founder’s great grandfather, which was one of the first schools for girls in Bangladesh.
Kurandza – Kurandza is a non-profit social enterprise that invests in the future of women and girls in Mozambique. Through education, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development programs, women learn to become leaders in their villages, sharing their skills and knowledge with the rest of their community, and creating an opportunity for thousands of people. Kurandza means “to love” in Changana, the local language of the people we work with in Mozambique.
LandMine Designs – Six women joined the start of this company by rolling beads from paper in an abandoned hut. Today, they employ 18 women who meet to also receive an education as well as earn a full-time wage working from the safety of their own homes.
Market Colors – This company collaborates with craftsmen throughout Africa and India to create products that they know you will love. They are high-quality and beautiful. It would be a disservice to not tell the world about the artisans’ amazing work. They exist to make a difference in the lives of craftsmen throughout the world.
The Merchant Society – Merchant Society’s mission is to assemble a highly curated collection of accessories that represent quality workmanship and unique, offbeat style – the kind of products that people will stop you in the street to ask where in the world you got them. The goal is to bring customers exotic, quality products from far-flung places that they wouldn’t otherwise have access to (or know about). Merchant Society takes pride in giving back to the communities where they work by creating jobs for the local artisans and donating a percentage of profits to worthy causes that benefit the people living in those places.
Mujus – Mujus handcrafts beautifully designed jewelry carved from corozo seeds. Each product you purchase empowers another woman. Mujus jewelry is made by women artisans, many of whom are single mothers and heads of household.
Nightlight – NightLight Design provides dignifying employment and personal development opportunities to women who seek an alternative to the sex industry in Thailand. Each product you buy has been made by the women at NightLight and helps to secure their freedom and restoration. They are associated with the Bangkok, Thailand branch of NightLight International, an organization compelled by love to reach out to, rescue and restore all those who’ve been negatively impacted by the sex industry.
Noonday – To make a difference in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities, they partner with Artisan Businesses that share their passion for building a flourishing world. They develop these businesses through fair trade, empowering them to grow sustainably and to create dignified jobs for people who need them.
One Beautiful Life – Handmade jewelry designed to express, reflect, and celebrate this one beautiful life. Many custom items offered to uniquely celebrate YOU. A portion of proceeds are donated to non-profit organizations who add opportunity, relief, aide, and partnerships to those in need.
One Happy Leaf – For every order placed, a tree is planted on your behalf. The trees are planted in areas requiring rehabilitation or ecological diversity to provide homes for cute animals. Fashion + sustainability should be the norm, not the exception.
NEW Opportunity Market – a Texas indie boutique featuring ethical and sustainable clothing, jewelry and home decor.
Palma Collection – Their artisans carefully and masterfully handcraft each individual piece of jewelry into stunning, colorful, and stylish designs that are dazzling the fashion industry. Each unique piece is made from a rare palm tree nut found only along South America’s coastline. Their products are classified as vegetable ivory from a palm tree that only grows in tropical rain forests of South American Pacific coasts.
Papillon Marketplace – Providing jobs for at risk mothers in Haiti, every time you order from Papillon, you help provide the opportunity of a lifetime for mothers and fathers in Haiti. This company is a member of Fair Trade Federation.
Purpose – You shouldn’t have to sacrifice style to make a difference. PURPOSE Jewelry is beautifully crafted by young women rescued from human trafficking. Your purchases are providing freedom, dignity and hope for these amazing artisans. Holistic care is provided through their non-profit, International Sanctuary, and includes education, health care, and counseling. Their program provides every artisan with the life skills and opportunities to succeed.
Quazi Design – This company designs for sustainable change and social impact, creating responsible and thoughtful products by transforming discarded waste magazines into original accessories and interiors. Based in Swaziland, all their products are hand made by local women, empowering them through skill sharing and a living wage. They believe that craftsmanship and ethical production could prove to be a vital economic sector for Africa. They want to change the perception of recycled materials by developing innovative techniques combined with locally sourced environmentally friendly or recycled materials.
Reflective Jewelry – Using Fair Trade certified gold and completely ethical practices, this company makes their products by hand, extraordinarily beautiful designer jewelry infused with passion and intention. Through their social entrepreneurial business, they also help to lead the Fairtrade Gold jewelry movement in the US. The sparkle created in their workplace and community spreads from them, the makers to their customers, and all the way back to the producer communities in the global south, providing beauty, happiness and prosperity.
The Shine Project – With their Headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, and a brick and mortar store in East Nashville. This non-profit company has given over 80 scholarships, and have seen students graduate from college and enter the work force. Their products can be found in boutiques around the country,
Simbi – In Haitian Culture, “Simbi Dlo” is the name of the water spirit, who is called upon to facilitate solutions to problems. Every Simbi sold provides clean water and sustainable jobs to Haiti through the Aqua Haiti Initiative. Every Simbi accessory is handcrafted in Haiti by local artisans to provide sustainable jobs in a place where there are so few. Inspired by traditional style of “La Vallée”, they preserve precious Haitian culture by carefully hand-embroidering many of our pieces with 17th century techniques. Simbi’s one-of-a-kind wearable art that provides clean water to those who need it most, will make you Look Good, Do Good, & Feel Good, each & every time you wear them.
Storyweaver Mercantile – Working in countries around the world, Storyweaver sell beautiful products handmade by artisans who do 100 percent of the work, from weaving to block printing to stitching. This brings JOY to those who make the products, and JOY to those who buy them.
Third World Craft Nepal – Currently creating jobs for home-based women artisan who can not go out to work due to family responsibilities and other cultural barriers. Their business model is simple: they provide needed raw material and training to home-based women and artisans and they make into finished products and deliver back to them. They are paid immediately with appropriate fair remuneration and yearly bonuses.
Senhoa – Senhoa Foundation has established projects that address the prevention, rehabilitation and reintegration of survivors of human trafficking and those vulnerable to sexual exploitation. Their jewelry is individually handcrafted by vulnerable women, providing access to fair wages, health services and education. The brand’s passion is to create opportunities for survivor artisans to earn an income, share their stories and raise awareness against exploitation.
Soko – They’re pioneering Ethical Fast Fashion, aligning handmade talent from emerging markets with the international fashion consumer. They work with artisan entrepreneurs every day to build their businesses, improve production capacity, and sustainably increase income.
SoloHope – Seeking to renew hope and empower individuals and communities through a mission-driven approach providing economic development, education and discipleship.
Trades of Hope – This company works with the artisans themselves and organizations that are helping women in difficult circumstances. Some women have been rescued from sex slavery. Others are raising handicapped children alone. Some are in war torn countries and others have AIDS. These women have never had the chances we’ve had, yet they are just like us in so many ways. They love their families and hope and dream of a better life for them. Trades of Hope is helping by marketing their products through the home party model, so they can put food on their table, a roof over their head, get medical care and an education for their children.
Vi Bella – Their whole mission at Vi Bella Jewelry is centered on providing a path out of poverty for artisans and a deep desire to form a community for them that is encouraging and prayerful. The employment that Vi Bella artisans are given creating jewelry, accessories, and hand sewn goods also creates more beautiful lives for them, their children, and their communities. In addition to steady income, Vi Bella provides school sponsorships for all of their artisan’s children in Haiti and we fund after-school programs for children in Mexico. They also give back to the communities in which they serve by financially supporting schools, partnering with orphanages for school sponsorships, and being part of collaborative efforts that improve living conditions.
Knits, Scarves, Hats, & Winter Wear
Bene Scarves – Inspired by the culture and committed to providing an education to girls in Ghana by sponsoring tuition, books, supplies and the uniforms for the girls to continue their education and fulfill their dreams. ‘Benevolent’ means ‘characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feeling; Desiring to help others’. Bené is derived from this word with a simple meaning- ‘good’.
Beza Threads – They partner with victims of slavery to support them in a journey toward independence and personal stability. Each scarf is handcrafted by teenagers in their program and takes 4-6 hours to create. Buy a scarf and pay for one day on the path to freedom.
Binge Knitting – Binge Knitting products are handmade in Mexico. They provide workshops for women living in low income communities and collaborate with them for the creation of each item. Each product is handcrafted following detailed quality standards.
Ellilta Products – Ellilta Products was established as an income-generating branch of Ellilta Women at Risk (EWAR) which is a local Ethiopian NGO that helps women find gainful job opportunities after leaving a life of prostitution. Ellilta Products was started to create job opportunities for women while simultaneously generating income for EWAR by producing scarves and various styles of jewelry. Now, Ellilta Products is the producer/supplier of scarves and jewelry for different clients around the world. All profit goes back into EWAR to help rehabilitate more women as well as grow their outreach to bring more women into the workforce.
Equal Earth – Selling Panama hats, this company is a Fair-Trade family run artisan online shop. They sell a range of items sourced from all over the globe. Their job is to make amazing artisan made items, available to you.
Krotchet Kids – Their products, their non-profit partner, and their community work in unison to help people break the cycle of poverty. THey provide life-changing job opportunities to women in need. With each purchase you make they introduce you to the woman who made your product and invite you to visit her online profile to learn more about her.
LoveMerino – Craft scarves made from the finest Merino, with every fibre originating from our farm in Wellington, NSW, Australia. Since 1898 and spanning five generations, their family has lived and worked on the Glenwood farm. They embrace this heritage while employing modern farming practices that adhere to a “holistic” system of sustainable land management and the humane treatment of their animals. Their scarves are proudly Australian made and we are involved at every step of the production journey, guaranteeing that they are crafted ethically and with minimal environmental impact.
Mara Vera – Mara Vera was founded with a desire to bring modern design with sustainability into our daily lives. Social responsibility and environmental sustainability are at the heart of what they do. They collaborate with master artisans in Gujarat and Rajasthan and work with locally sourced materials to deliver high quality, hand made textiles. They measure our success in the number of artisans they are able to support. They invest5% of proceeds from every sale in the development of the local artisan communities. All Mara Vera textiles are hand woven on pit-looms and hand block printed with natural and azo free dyes.
Mayamam Weavers – Mayamam Weavers create handwoven home goods and accessories for modern living, inspired by the rich colors and patterns and traditional weaving techniques of Mayan culture. As well as beautiful, our products are soft 100% cotton, and durable enough for everyday use. It also provides on-site childcare and adult literacy classes for the community. Mayamam Weavers in the U.S. is based in Morristown, NJ. They are proud members of the Fair Trade Federation.
Pachamama – Since 1990 they started trading goods from the Andean Mountains of South America. Their name means “Earth Mother” in Quechua, the ancient language of the Incas. Since 1996 They have also been trading in handmade wool and cotton products from Nepal. They have developed strong and sustainable relationships with their suppliers based on mutual respect for all links in the chain of production – from sourcing and collecting raw materials to designing and marketing finished products.
Remnant – Remnant International has been a source of hope for the Congolese women in Gulu, Uganda. Through their program, they provide women with an alternative source of income through screen printing and sewing. Aside from vocational training, they also tend to the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of the women through mentorships, financial training, health seminars, and many other programs.
Shokay – Shokay is the world’s first socially responsible premium yak down brand. They are committed to benefiting the communities that produce yak down, conscientiously selecting the right partners, creating timeless products, and using the best business principles.
Therapy Threads – Therapy Threads believes it’s possible to combine beautiful fashion and a holistic approach to self-care by diffusing essential oils through fashion accessories and selling only products that encourage self-care. Mental health awareness is at the core of what they do. That’s why Therapy Threads donates 10% of all proceeds to local and national mental health organizations.
Wild Mantle – This company offers original bespoke couture pieces in addition to a range of hand-finished styles, all Made in the USA. As they grow, their founding values of adventure, empowerment and sustainability remain key pillars of their company and the heart of their story. They source materials that have environmentally friendly qualities such as organic cotton, bamboo, recycled sweaters and alpaca. Each mantle is also assembled right here in the USA at a certified B-Corporation artisan knitting mill in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. Their couture collection is handmade in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania by a skilled seamstress, Marcia.
5 Yina – They believe wellness and beauty are inherently intertwined. By integrating the wisdom of Chinese Medicine and modern science, they are on a mission to create a skincare collection that is efficacious, intelligently formulated, and beautiful to use. Using safe and sustainable materials, these products are created in a fascility of California.
Alaffia – Alaffia’s Social Enterprise Model is a comprehensive approach to providing safe, efficacious hair, face and body care while alleviating poverty in West Africa through the preservation of traditional skills and knowledge in the global market. Alaffia’s women’s cooperatives and collectives promote gender equality through fair wages and by celebrating the traditional skills and knowledge of West African women. They are proudly For Life and Fair for Life (by ECOCERT), MADE SAFE and Non-GMO compliant.
Au Naturale – The Clean Beauty Revolution is what makes Au Naturale unlike any other natural cosmetics brand. From day one, each ingredient has been scrutinized before being included into a formulation, only those who are ethically sound, factually healthy & naturally sourced making the final cut. And from day one, the company has been determined to provide consumers with much more than a line of healthy products. The integrity of the line will never be compromised, as it is a pivotal piece in the company’s greater political battle to demand stricter regulation of cosmetic products in the United States. In creating a line of vegan, organic, paraben free & ethical makeup, Au Naturale Cosmetics is opening consumer minds to the importance of transparency & generating demand for continued change.
Bambu Earth – Their products are designed ethically from start to finish.
They make products with ingredients that are wild-harvested, ethically produced, fairly traded and then we package those products in sustainably sourced packaging for a minimal environmental impact.
Bare Minerals (Bare Escentuals) – At bareMinerals they believe that every little choice we make has the power to create a big difference. As the creators of clean, natural makeup, they’re here to help you take care of your skin, your beauty, and your sense of well being through the little choices you make every day. They have a long list of ingredients that will never go into their products, including chemical sunscreens and potential skin irritants, so you can have the most beneficial products for your skin and the environment. bareMinerals is dedicated to conducting its business with integrity and the highest standard of ethics and seeks the same level of integrity and ethical standards with its vendor and supplier partners. bareMinerals will continue to assess all risks and opportunities to ensure that its approach will prevent any injustice or violation of human rights within its supply chain.
The Body Shop – This company aims to be the world’s most ethical and sustainable global business. Their Enrich Not Exploit Commitment includes 14 targets for The Body Shop to achieve by 2020. The targets are the clearest manifestation of who they are and what they stand for as a business. Paying fair prices to their community trade partners is central to everything they do. They campaign for what’s right. They help their employees grow as people. They believe completely in enriching people in their supply chain, staying cruelty-free without animal testing, and helping the environment and become sustainable in everything including their packaging.
Faith in Nature – Faith In Nature (selling shampoos, conditioners, hand soap, and lotions) was founded in 1974 on the belief that natural, ethical, products should be available to everyone. In business, they believe in making decisions that put our people and our environment ﬁrst. That means manufacturing locally, treating people as we’d want to be treated, and being as green as we can in everything they do. They believe in harnessing the powers of nature, but not harming it in the process. They use naturally derived, cruelty-free, vegan, ingredients.
Fig + Yarrow – [4-14-19 currently they are updating their site and relocating] This company offers artisanal apothecary formulations for home, health, vanity, to give radiant beauty rooted in nature.
NEW Gaffer & Child – Fair Trade LA and PETA cleansers to improve the lives of farmers, workers and artisans around the world, and to stop cruelty to animals. All the ingredients are sourced and sustainable.
NEW Indy & Ary – Two sisters who love make-up made ethically sourced animal-cruelty free make-up with customers in mind.
JĀSÖN – Since 1959, this company devotes themselves to using natural gentle, safe ingredients for all their health care products such as toothpastes, deodorants, sunscreens, body washes, shampoos, and more. They help the community in return to eradicate poverty and achieve social justice. Their joint “Empower Her through Education” program supports school-aged girls in rural Guatemala, bringing financial and emotional support to their communities. The after-school program aims to build girls’ confidence and self-esteem through hands-on games, exercises, and lessons, empowering them to continue their education and find success as they grow up.
Juice Beauty – They are pioneers who believe in transformation without compromise. They are radically transforming the chemistry of beauty by providing clinically validated, authentically organicbeauty products. They believe in high-performance skincare & vibrant makeup, healthful ingredients so every drop feeds your skin, organic farming & sustainability.
Just Neem – With their use of Neem skin care products they offer most effective results for healthy skin at an affordable price. They also lift up marginalized people living in the Sahara Desert region of Mauritania, Africa. Through their Neem Tree orchard, they provide living wages to their farmers to support themselves, their families, and contribute to their community. This is a fair trade company.
Lasting Smiles – Fair trade lip balm! Their farmers receive a living wage and are a part of the Fair Trade Alliance and co-operatives to sustain their employees and help source ethically. You can buy their lip balm at many well known stores like Target!
Leap Organics – This B Corporation skincare company is organic, cruelty free, and gives back to help the environment. They believe in recycling and renewing energy.
LOLI Beauty – A member of Made in a Free World, they believe in ending human trafficking, having products of skincare that are never diluted or polluted, always food-grade, fair-trade, organic, and ethical. They give back to communities with every purchase.
Lush – Each of their soaps, deodorants, shampoos, and everything else sold in their store is handmade and cruelty free. They believe in living ethically. They like knowing the exact conditions under which our products and shops are produced and outfitted, and which materials are used. This way, they can ensure that everything they use is of the highest quality and has been ethically sourced from beginning to end. When sourcing ingredients for their products, they like to know where they come from, how they’re made and how they impact the communities that produce them. Theye have a dedicated Ethical Buying team that works hard researching and meeting with suppliers and producers to ensure that they—and the materials they sell—meet their standards.
Marin Bee Company – Selling natural skincare products, Planet Bee offers free and low-cost backyard beekeeping workshops and hands-on bee education lessons to schools, nonprofits, community gardens, environmental centers, businesses and communities. They pride themselves on maintaining the lowest carbon footprint they can by working with as many California and USA vendors as possible who work locally. They are always seeking new ways to expand their sustainability practices.
Plaine Products – A shampoo B Corporation company that believes in humane, vegan, environmentally friendly, and reusable/recycable materials.
One Love Organics – Believing in a source-to-shelf experience, these skin products are amazing and have won many awards (and our resources adviser has been using them for years). They are also cruelty free and have green ingredients without crazy chemicals you can’t be sure of.
NEW Osea – OSEA embodies the core elements of wellness: Ocean. Sun. Earth. Atmosphere. Jenefer Palmer founded OSEA 20 years ago with the intention of creating a skincare line free of toxic, synthetic ingredients. OSEA delivers proven results without causing harm to our health or the health of our environment. They’re innovative formulations of certified organic, bioavailable seaweed, infused with pure steam-distilled and cold pressed essential oils create powerful anti-aging solutions and reduce the appearance of blemishes–eliminating the need for toxic synthetic ingredients entirely. It is vegan and famly owned and operated.
Shea Radiance – Offering moisturizers, soaps, and butters, this company sources their shea butter directly from women run cooperatives in West Africa. They provide economic access that allows women to feed, clothe, and educate their children. They exist to have a positive and meaningful impact in the world, specifically in the lives of women.
NEW Twinkle Apothacary – Each product is handmade by one person with natural materials that are sustainable and cruelty free. Toothpaste, make-up, skin care, perfume, balm, nail polish, and more, this little shop is darling.
Verita Skin – Verità, meaning “truth” in Italian, is a luxury organic Argan oil skin care treatment line that’s mission is to empower women across the world. They source their ingredients from fair trade women farmers in Morocco, Ghana, Nigeria, Indonesia, Brazil, and Peru to provide economic empowerment through women’s cooperatives. Verità products are handmade with love in small batches by women in Washington, DC, for quality assurance. They offer women and men organic skin care products that are toxin-free to empower the consumer to choose a healthy brand with nutritional ingredients that are free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, petrochemicals (PEGs), dyes, harmful fragrances, and alcohols.
Zambian Soap – They craft their soaps in the markets of Zambia with ethically sourced, organically grown and wild-harvested ingredients. They want to empower impoverished communities through small-scale development, bringing the global market into the rural communities of Zambia. Together, they are not just providing jobs; we are creating a future. Committed to sustainable and regenerative organic farming techniques, their soap production provides local farmers an alternative to destructive slash-and-burn practices. By using only organic farming techniques to produce their ingredients, they’re helping to keep this beautiful African environment free from dangerous chemicals and pesticides. Members of the Fair Trade Federation.
Menstruation Cups & Pads
Anigan – Selling both cups and period panties, this California company sells reusable chemical-free items.
Be Girl – This is a B Corporation company that creates feminine products that are made with the highest quality materials to deliver the best performance. Never compromising on details and always caring for the individual and the environment. They sell liners, cups, pads, and underwears.
Diva Cup – a certified B Corporation, they are committed to offering women a sustainable, easy-to-use, cost-effective and eco-friendly feminine hygiene product to conventional options. Their products help to reduce the eco-footprint of feminine hygiene by providing reusable solutions to disposable tampons and pads.
Glad Rags – A certified B Corporation, Glad Rags hopes to make cloth pads and menstrual cups go mainstream and empower menstruators everywhere. They believe in displacing disgust and disposability with celebration and reusability. As a woman-owned company that insists on a sustainable approach to business, they use local bike delivery to receive finished goods from their local sewing partner, pay meticulous attention to supply chain and waste reduction, and put their company values of environmentalism, inclusivity, and body positivity into the heart of their company.
Hannah Pads – Using clothpads are healthier for your body. No harsh chemicals or irritating synthetics like the disposables. Be free from toxins. This company originated in Korea by a man wanting to help women’s health improve. These pads are certified organic cotton, uses recycable and biodegradable materials. In order to contribute further to helping the environment, each order placed will plant one tree to a place in need.
Intimina – Featuring various types of cups including an angled form that complements your anatomy, that can be rolled as thin as a tampon. Intimina has joined the global initiative in designing to make a difference, to create products that have a significantly reduced impact on the environment.
Luna Pads – This B corporation company provides girls and women in developing nations with cloth pads and underwear so that they can attend school or work during their period. Their products are made fairly in Uganda.
Lunette -A Finnish made product that has teamed up with awesome organizations so they can work together, not just to give people access to cups, but to change this global problem and give everyone (not just those who bleed) a voice.
Mooncup – Our resource adviser’s favorite cup; this is a vegan, ethically created cup. They collaborate with projects to improve menstrual health and environmental education across the globe.
Ruby Cup – Each Ruby Cup donation comes with an educational workshop on reproductive health, includes a thorough introduction on how to use a Ruby Cup by trainers who use one themselves, and gives the girls access to a support network to make sure they get the help they might need once they start using their Ruby Cup. They’ve been able to help 24,000 women and girls.
Sckoon Cup – Selling both cups and pads that are reusable (made with organic cotton), SckoonCup reflects the ideals we are passionate about at Sckoon, both for their customers and the planet. Sustainability and environmental accountability are topics they take seriously.
She Thinx – Underwear made to contain menstrual periods! From sustainable manufacturing processes to ethical working conditions, they ensure every pair is made with mindfulness and dignity. Their award-winning facility based in Sri Lanka operates under three pillars: female leadership, employee well-being, and environmental sustainability.
Miscellaneous Sustainable Items
Mable – bamboo toothbrushes that are biodegradable, and break down faster than plastic ones. They source and harvest bamboo sustainably from a forest in Ningbo, China. For every toothbrush you buy, they give one to a child here in the U.S. They also go school to school to teach kids about sustainable choices, personal health, and how products like the MABLE brush ensure we don’t have to sacrifice one for the other. You choose, they receive. A toothbrush, an education—and the beginnings of a lifestyle.
Miir – Selling drinkware such as tumblers, travel mugs, bottles, camp cups, etc, every product they design is built in-house with an emphasis on innovation, timelessness, simplicity and sustainability. Empowerment, quality, transparency, and community are integral to the MiiR brand. They partner with some of the most respected nonprofits in the world to create sustainable giving projects in the clean water, health, and food sectors that address both domestic and international issues.
Pela – A unique company selling compostable phone cases and zero-waste screen protector. They give 5% of their profits to help oceans stay clean. Their products are made ethically with fair wages and safe practices across the entire process and are handmade in Canada.
People Water – Selling reusable bottles, they feel they have a responsibility to make a positive impact on our world and community, and believe in supporting businesses that create positive social outcomes. They help build wells and offer clean water to communities in need. Not only are you drinking healthy water for yourself, you are helping to provide clean water for a person in need, and with that clean water a chance to live a better life.
Jamtown – Musical instruments (mainly percussion) made by artisans and is certified Fair Trade Federation members for almost twenty years.
Jonas Umbrellas – Every limited edition umbrella sold by Jonas helps fund a clean water well at a school in Uganda, Africa. It is their promise as an organization to always keep corporate responsibility at the core of their business. They were founded on the deep desire to help the local and global community with social, environmental, and health issues.
Paper Goods (Cards & Stationary)
Gadanke – The creator of this company is a big proponent for recycling and reusing things. She creates journals to help individuals feel a deeper connection to themselves and others.
Good Paper – These cards are made by those rescued from sex trafficking in Phillipines and Rwanda. Each card is handmade on recycled papers.
Frank Stationary – Diaries and journals that help children in poverty with every purchase.
Marie Mae – Selling notebooks and cards, this company provides an hour of training for a person at the Marie Mae Business School in Rwanda with every purchase.
Mr. Ellie Pooh – Believers in the Fair Trade and sustainable way,
their company’s paper is made by Sri Lankan workers who receive a fair wage in good working conditions, and helps provide a future for families who work for them. They also work with the Wildlife Alliance.
Papyrus – With direct responsibility to their supply chains, this company is dedicated to bringing happiness through their cards and stationary to all.
Sheets, Bedding, & Towels
Anchal Project – Look for the hand-sewn signature in Hindi of the brave and determined artisan on the tag of every fair trade product they sell. Each piece connects you directly to her story and journey to empowerment. While each artisan has a unique story, all are empowered through the community and opportunities that Anchal’s holistic program provides.
Coyuchi – Inspired by nature, they design products whose simple style is enriched by subtle textures, rich colors and refined details. The result is a sophisticated, relaxed and beautifully appointed home. Whether sourcing the highest quality organic materials, or piloting Coyuchi for life, they have an uncompromising commitment to minimally processed fibers and adhere to strict manufacturing processes such as GOTS and Fair Trade USA standards. Their distinctly human commitment, and those of their partners, helps them mindfully create designs that are at once understated and extraordinary.
Dignify – They sell premium quality, ethically made, fair trade kantha quilts. They are hand-stitched in Bangladesh from six layers of reclaimed sari cloth. The women who make them were previously living on the street, or working in sex work (often these go hand in hand), or in a vulnerable situation at risk of such.
Forivor – Many of us remember our first duvets with fondness and we hope Forivor’s bedding will become long-lasting family heirlooms, whose magic is passed from one generation to the next. For us this is about storytelling that links one generation to the next but also about reducing waste to landfill. We only use rain-fed organic cotton sourced from small landholders, which is grown without the use of toxic pesticides that are harmful to human health and wildlife. Our Character Cards are printed in Oxford by an award-winning and innovative environmental printer.
NEW in2green – Selling mainly blankets made from recycled materials, they wanted to fuse sustainable materials, a high design sensibility, and a luxury approach. They are passionate about eco-friendly manufacturing right here in the USA.
Jefferson Lane – Jefferson Lane was founded for a simple mission to provide high quality and organic bedding, at a fair price, while ensuring their products are created with the highest integrity and uphold environmental responsibility. They aim to provide customers with a positive buying experience and believe that everyone deserves a happy and healthy sleep experience. Because a good night’s sleep should not be optional. Their bedding is proudly manufactured by skilled craftsmen with more than 50 years of experience, in a state of the art, fair trade factory.
Living Fresh – With luxury bedding, their priorities of comfort, environment, and sleep are woven into everything they do. They want you to have the experience of escaping into your own bedroom sanctuary with hotel designer bedding every night. Their products come from FSC Certified Forests, and are FKT tested /certified! They blend their Tencel+Plus Lyocell fiber with cotton creating the most comfortable sleeping sensation.
Sackcloth & Ashes – Founder of Sackcloth & Ashes, Bob Dalton, was inspired to help the homeless population when his mother, a hardworking single mother, found herself living on the streets in 2013. Because of his mother’s story, Bob realized that not all people choose to become homeless, some people just need a second chance. He was inspired to call his local homeless shelters to ask what they needed most – they all said blankets. That’s when he founded Sackcloth & Ashes. For every blanket you purchase, they give a blanket to your local homeless shelter. June 1st, 2018 Sackcloth & Ashes launched its first campaign called “Blanket the United States.” Their goal is to donate ONE MILLION blankets to homeless shelters by 2024.
Savvy Rest – This B Corporation company uses three production facilities that have all been inspected and certified to the rigorous Global Organic Textile Standard. Buy their mattresses, bedding, furniture, and more. They have high certifications for a greener world in every sense. Everything is sustainably harvested and fairly created.
Syona – This bedding company launched Syona Home to generate systemic change in India’s farm community. Their goal is to foster sustainable growth for farmers through access to ethical and environmentally friendly practices. And every purchase you make helps. Their business had to be sustainable and ethical down to the last detail, offering the highest degree of craftsmanship while meeting the Fair Trade regulations they required: no child labor, maximum working hours, overtime compensation, and safe environments. Their plant consistently meets and exceeds Fair Trade requirements, while producing some of the best bed linen seen.
Under the Canopy -Fair Trade certified company that is proud of their roots in sustainable production-something they started back before “organic” and “zero-waste” were ever trendy buzzwords. Today, that tradition continues as they’ve evolved into the most sustainable home brand on the market, with every aspect of their materials and methods certified to meet rigorous criteria.
Atlier Alienor – Their espadrilles are made in small batches and handcrafted by talented and passionate craftsmen exclusively in France. They believe the people behind the product determine the quality of products and the experience that comes with buying and wearing them. Their artisans have an attention to detail and use the saddle stitching technique that makes the espadrilles durable through the seasons. French labor laws ensure good wages, reasonable hours and honorable working conditions. Their artisans can work from home or from our workshop in a serene and friendly atmosphere. Their espadrilles are only made from natural materials such as jute, cotton, or leather. No use of glue or chemicals are used.
Baabuk – A B Corporation sneaker company for the whole family, who give their workers in Nepal a 25% higher salary than the average. They have the highest standards of verified, overall social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability; using 100% natural wool from healthy happy sheep to produce their shoes.
Bourgeois Boheme – They take pride in their holistic approach to sustainability in the production. From first sketch to final polish, they ensure that style, quality, and ethics are never compromised with. They visit their three ethical factories personally. They meet the teams of artisan craftsmen and women who are responsible for making their shoes to ensure high standard production and working conditions. Their skilled Portuguese artisans craft each pair by hand using traditional techniques.
Chilote House Shoes -These warm wool slippers are cozy and great! No factory means each pair is crafted SLOW through a network of independent artisan women. Co-created to empower an authentic maker culture in Patagonia. They are B Corporate certified. Network earns 40% higher income doing what they know and love – knitting. They offset their minimal carbon footprint in a collaboration with EcoSphere supporting the Cordillera Azul National Park project in Peru’s high forrest between the Andes and the Amazon basen.
CYDWOQ –CYDWOQ is a handcrafted shoe company, established in Burbank, California. Their mission is to create unique, timeless, architectural shoes while using biodegradable water-based glues, vegetable tanned leathers, in a clean, spacious, bright environment.
Duckfeet – Headquartered in Denmark, Duckfeet boots and shoes have been handcrafted for over 40 years. Vegetable-tanned leather midsoles and uppers give feet space to breathe and naturally transport moisture away from the skin. All-natural, shock-absorbing crepe rubber is used for the outsole, which can be re-soled. Each pair is produced as sustainably and environmentally-friendly as possible.
Fortress of Inca – They partner with some of the best shoemakers in the world to craft shoes using natural materials and responsible production practices. They focus on ensuring fair wages, gender equity, and good working conditions for all of their shoemakers. Peru has a rich history of creating quality, hand-crafted goods, and their shoes are no exception to this.
NEW Handmade Matters – Each pair of Handmade Matters is beautifully handcrafted by artisans with premium leather. Their designs are inspired by the local traditions of Spanish culture, where their founders were born and raised. They help unemployed artisans to become sustainable business owners, and job creators. A business model deeply rooted in helping communities socially thrive on their own merits, work pride, and sense of accomplishment.
Kakaw Designs – They aim to create unique handmade textile and leather products, supporting talented traditional artisans in Guatemala. They work with women textile artisans – two groups of weavers, and one embroidery. Their partnerships are mutual, fair, and sustainable. They hope to both grow as a business and support their partner artisans to expand on their own. They source their leather from Xela, Guatemala, and is hand-picked by their leathersmiths. Entire hides are bought at a time after close inspection for quality. They appreciate and respect each cow’s life.
Namaste NYC – Namaste NYC is a fair trade brand that creates beautifully hand-crafted products in India for a global audience. They incorporate crafts like hand embroideries, block prints, hand tie-dye, metal work and punch work to design interesting textures. With an aim to revive the dying craft industry of India, they support khadi and mashru hand woven fabrics. They work with the globally renowned non-profit organizations in India, which focus towards women empowerment and sustainable rural development through crafts and embroideries. All their products are made in sweat free women operated ethical workshops.
Nisolo – All Nisolo producers receive, at a minimum, beyond fair trade wages, healthcare, and a healthy working environment. Your purchase enables them to create opportunity for over 500 people across their supply chain. Artisan workers are in Peru, Kenya, and Mexico. The average salary of Nisolo producers is 27% higher than fair trade wage requirements. The average annual income increase for all producers is 140%. Women in particular have felt significant impact, reporting an annual income increase of 173% since joining Nisolo compared to previous employment. They champion their ethical factories, employing a strict set of standards that all partner factories must meet in order to produce for Nisolo. At a minimum, all producers must be 18 years or older, receive beyond fair trade wages, healthy working conditions, and healthcare. Nisolo staff personally conduct routine factory visits multiple times a year to establish strong working relationships and ensure standards are met. They also work closely with small, independent artisans to help grow their businesses and production capabilities.
October Jaipur -Ethically handcrafted shoes that are inspired by desert life, theses products are made from genuine leather and hand-woven fabric are their forte and the label caters to a little something for everyone. They also make handbags.
Pikolinos – Founded in 1984, they partner over 70 NGOs and more than 16,000 families benefit from their projects every year. They have special collections in partnership with communities at risk of social exclusion and people with special needs in order to support their sustainability and integration and, of course, to sow hope and encouragement in their hearts. They are very much aware of the value of their raw materialsand treat their leather with the utmost respect for the environment.
Rainbow Sandals – This company has been around since 1972. Their goal has always been to make a quality product that will not end up as landfill. Their commitment to that goal does not end when our sandals leave the store. When you are through with your Rainbows, if they are past warranty but still have life left, please return them. The layered construction allows them to repair where needed and instead of throwing them away, they will donate these sandals to protect the feet of the homeless, orphaned, and victims of natural disasters. They are constantly giving back to organizations and schools.
The Root Collective – They exist to support community jobs, empower parents to care for their families, and invest in positive change. At The Root Collective, They partner with small, independent workshops because they believe that’s where the most impact in communities happen. Their goal is to support existing workshops that are run by local business owners. All of their producers receive beyond fair trade wages. Steady and safe jobs are also fighting gang violence in Guatemala by giving young men and women an alternative to joining the gangs, which are rampant in many communities throughout the country.
Rothys – Rothy’s began as an idea to turn recycled, single-use plastics into something both beautiful and useful. Three years in, they’ve taken 20 million plastic bottles destined for landfills and repurposed them into timeless, durable flats. Their shoes are made from former water bottles and foam (but look beautiful and unlike what they originally were). They are even certified by the city of San Francisco as a Green Business, and they’re pretty proud of that milestone!
Sseko – Sseko was started to enable high potential, talented young women in Uganda to continue on to university. These young women work for Sseko in the nine-month gap between secondary school and university, saving part of their income for university. They receive life skills training, are paired with professional mentors and get valuable formal work experience. At the end of their term, Sseko matches their savings 300%. Every woman who has graduated from Sseko has gone on to pursue higher education and is on her way to making our world a more beautiful place. In 2019, Sseko will enable their 131st woman to attend university! In addition to our university-bound team, Sseko hires full-time staff primarily from non-profit partners. These women come from all walks of life and face a challenging job market.
Sole Rebels – Shoes for men and women. They believe in artisan powered = directly training + employing artisans who craft each and every one of their shoes, by hand, one pair at a time making it a TRULY ZERO carbon production process! soleRebels products are proudly made in this low-impact manner because historically that is the way it’s been done in Ethiopia. They hand craft their Abyssinian pure leathers, re-purpose materials like car + truck tires into soles and incorporate as many recycled + sustainable materials as possible.
Swedish Hasbeens – Their products are still handmade in the old traditional way, with respect for people and the environment, in small factories which have made shoes for decades. Their production methods and material are kind to both nature and people. Swedish Hasbeens’ shoes will always be sustainable. The materials will be natural. The people who make the shoes will always have good work situations. This makes the shoes good for the people who wear them, the people who make them and for the nature which they came from and will return to.
TOMS – TOMS is now a certified B Corporation company. TOMS creates artisan made shoes as well as cares for its workers. They have a one for one program to provide shoes for kids who have none. They are also affiliated with the Supply Chain Transparency Act in California.
Vans – They follow ethical practices through the Supply Chain Transparency Act in California and believe in having a green sole project. Their sustainability program furthers their mission by supporting art, music and action sports programs through monetary and in-kind donations and volunteering. As part of their commitment to inspire youth culture, they recognize that they must protect the planet and its resources for future generations. Their sustainability program does this by reducing the environmental footprint of their operations and products. They are always giving back to empowering those living in tough parts of the world such as a mobile medical clinic in Cambodia and women’s health and finance programs in Vietnam.
Veerah – They are committed to the idea that one does not have to hurt any life for the sake of beauty and that sustainability and luxury can co-exist when you combine smart sourcing and thoughtful design. Veerah is the Sanskrit word for “warrior.” They have give back programs and offer 10 paid hours per month for employees to volunteer or take self-improvement courses. They are ethical and vegan.
Bombas – This is a B Corporated sock company. Derived from the Latin word for bumblebee. Bees live in a hive and work together to make their world a better place. That’s why their mantra is bee better. They knit it on the inside of every pair of Bombas as a reminder that you helped someone in need with your purchase.
Fazl Socks – Every time you purchase a pair of Fazl Socks you are helping to provide orphaned and destitute children in India with food, shelter, education, and clothing. What’s more, they give fair wages to the lovely ladies who knit their socks. They are committed to supporting children’s homes in India that care for vulnerable children and dedicate 50% of our net profits to this cause. Handmade. Himalayan. Happy Ladies. The three H’s of Fazl socks. Through collaborating with graduates from the children’s homes, they were introduced to many women who were financially struggling and possess the incredible skills necessary to create these socks.
Little River Sock Mill – Run by a family operated mill, they craft each sock with pride and care, honoring the land by using the highest quality organic cotton and sustainable practices.
NEW Mitscoots – With each item purchased, this company will outfit and employ the homeless. They also provide work at their company to those who are in need and want to learn a skill. All cotton is sourced in the US and all items are manufactured within the US.
Osom Brand – A sustainable brand that embraces the idea that we are all one. All of their products are made entirely of their high quality upcycled thread from discarded garments, saving thousands of tons of textile waste from going to landfill. Their high standards of ethical manufacturing engage directly with their supplier’s safe workplace, fair wages, and overall welfare of the people they pride to call part of our supply chain.
Tibetan Socks – Maiti, which means “mother’s home” in Nepalese, is dedicating to protecting and rehabilitating women and children survivors of sexual trafficking throughout Nepal. Tibetan Socks provides funds for books, food and medicine to the community in Maiti’s care.
Sporting Equipment & Active Wear
4-rth – Yoga wear for men and women. The founder desires to make the clothing industry accountable for its fabric choices and construction processes. He knows the more successful 4-rth becomes, the more influence it will yield. Everything is 100% made in California and is used with sustainable materials.
Aire – Selling inflatable rafts, kayaks, catarafts, and boating equipment all handcrafted in Idaho.
Agathos Athleisure – “Agathos” means ‘good’ in Greek. This swimwear company is ethical, sustainable, fair trade, organic, or philanthropic. They support brands that have similar goals and are making a difference in the world. They want to be a platform for businesses and brands, large and small, to get their products out to the world and support their unique dreams. They admire all efforts to make the world a brighter, more loving space, and our customers do as well. Their athleisure wear is carefully selected to be functional and fearless. Activewear that can be effortlessly transitioned from the gym to the farmer’s market.
NEW Athleta – Women’s activewear (from pants to sports bras). This is a certified B Corporation that is setting out to empower women towards a Fair Trade market in order to help them and their families. They aim to become completely recycable and sustainable with the materials they use (and are almost done completing their goal by 2020). They are in the process of making two of their factories Fair Trade certified.
Cotopaxi – This company makes jackets, backpacks, and activewear, using a giving model to their company culture and sustainable product design. They see their business as a vehicle to make an impact. As a certified B Corporation, they put 1% of their profits toward addressing poverty and supporting community development. Through their grant program, they promote organizations successfully improving the human condition. They’ve awarded 42 grants in six focus countries. From its design to its manufacture and sale. They’re into recycled; they’re into treating those who sew their products with respect. To ensure that anyone who touches their products is well-treated, they work with suppliers to uphold a rigorous code of conduct.
Fjallraven – Selling mountain gear such as backpacks, pants, shoes, and more, this company believes in using items from nature in a sustainable way that is safe. They use manufacturing sustainability seriously too. They are members of the Fair Labor Association. They have focus is on promoting workers’ rights and improving working conditions globally. It’s enabled us to improve our approach to ethical sourcing around the world.
Jessica Rey – One piece swimwear for women that are proudly and ethically manufactured in California. Their manufacturers have rigorous compliance standards against which they’re constantly assessed. They’re responsible for upholding production and sourcing practices across areas such as human rights, health/safety, and fair wages, thus respecting the dignity of all people- not only those who wear the swimsuits, but those who make them. They have dedication to ethical production is reflected in our pricing. The material used is 100% regenerated polyamide yarn.
Neva – They make high-quality, custom activewear and hire women around the world to hand-embroider and machine stitch inspirational phrases onto each piece. They pay them fair and transformational wages for their skills, helping them care for their families in ways that had not been available to them before.
Nube9 – They make activewear from recycled plastic and sew it all together in sunny Los Angeles, CA. They manufacture all of their clothing in a fair-wage sewing studio in L.A., CA too.
Patagonia – Selling a wide range of clothing for men, women, and children, Patagonia sells outerwear, outdoor sporting wear, travel gear, sleeping bags, wetsuits, pants, shirts, and so much more. This company is so open about their practices, that they have loads of information about all that they do throughout their website. They believe the environmental crisis has reached a critical tipping point. Without commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, defend clean water and air, and divest from dirty technologies, At Patagonia, the protection and preservation of the environment isn’t what they do after hours. It’s the reason they’re in business. They’ve been using organic cotton for 20 years. They are Fair Trade certified and their products are produced under safe, fair, legal and humane working conditions throughout the supply chain.
Public Bikes – This is a California bicycle company that focuses on getting people moving and using bikes as they are used in other countries of the world as a way to get around for commutes and more. They connect with the manufacturers in an ethical manner.
Recover Brands – This company turns recycable plastics into activewear tops for men, women, and children. They work with partners in the US, Haiti, and Guatemala. At the end of the day, They believe environmental and social issues are a global responsibility. They strive to make products in areas that can have the most positive impact.
REI – camping gear (from gadgets to first aid to hiking gear and sleeping bags), climbing gear and clothing, kayaks, canoes, activewear for cycling, yoga, and running, to travel luggage and more for the whole family, this outdoor gear company holds up to the CA Transparency Act. Much of their focus on human rights in business practice has centered on their own private brands suppliers.
Sedna – Soccer balls made fairly in Sialkot, Pakistan, home to a long-standing tradition of producing the world’s best soccer balls. They understand the job’s difficulty and that’s why we’ve chosen to be sweatshop-free. Their workers also receive an additional sum of money called the Fairtrade Premium, which is placed into a communal fund used to improve the community’s social, economic and environmental conditions.
Simulacra – Selling activewear for women, they make an effort to lower their environmental impact by designing their garments to fulfill the multipurpose needs of modern women. Their direct-to-consumer model allows them to use quality, sustainable materials and domestically manufacture while keeping costs competitive. Dedicated to increasing their social impact by connecting with like-minded organizations, they ask you to choose which non-profit to support with a portion of their profits.
NEW Smart Wool – Activewear for men and women, including socks specifically created to being breathable and comfortable. As part of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, this company is committed committed to taking steps to end forced labor, whether in the form of human trafficking, indentured labor, prison labor or otherwise. This statement outlines many of their efforts to eradicate forced labor from their direct supply chains.
Sundari Creations – Selling yoga wear and clothing to help the active woman, they are passionate to create cutting edge fashion. Aiming at the highest ethical standards helping to provide to the local communities where they produce these clothes. They are excited by the creative potentials of tencel fabric. This sustainable fabric is soft lightweight and breathable, draping the form beautifully with a luxurious texture. It is currently the most sustainable fabric they have found made from tree pulp using a closed loop process that recovers or decomposes all solvents and emissions. Their leggings are all now made from a organic cotton lycra and are designed to last.
Together California – Activewear for women. To prove their commitment to the environment and ethical treatment of the workers in our supply chain, they have recently become a Public Benefit Corporation. This next level of verification is meant to reflect their desire to use business as a force for good on the planet. They choose to innovate with recycled materials, upcycling their scrap fabric, and using efficient water saving printing practices as well as utilizing biodegradable mail order packaging. All products are created with the safest and most sustainable manufacturing techniques available without sacrificing style. These methods are reflective of the thoughtfulness and positive change that our current cultural and physical climate demands.
Wolven Threads – Activewear for men and women. They are a team of artists and activists, working to erase the negative footprints on our earth. Their sustainability practices are rooted in mindfulness and the power of choice—from day-to-day decisions to major resolutions. They believe that a collective effort of sustainability has the ability to change the trajectory towards a healthier, more verdant planet.