10 Fair Trade Lists To Shop From

December 1, 2015

It’s #fairtuesday. And thanks to the super organized Christmas lady, I am shopping early.

Oh what's that? Just enjoying a tiny cup of Christmas cheer.
Oh what’s that? Just enjoying a tiny cup of Christmas cheer.

In our house, we subscribe to the “want, wear, read, need” policy on gift giving for our children. Every year we work on a little less excess, a little more service, and a lot more ethical purchases. We buy with an eye for fair trade, the slavery footprint, and the ethical practices of the companies we are purchasing from.

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With all that in mind, I found the places that have done the research for us. Use this as a starting point for your Fair Trade, slavery free Christmas.

 

  •  Eco Fashion Guide – Searchable by brand, store, category, eco-criteria, and country. I spent a significant amount of time browsing through the different sites and it seems to have items in every price range.

 

  • Ethical Shopping Guide – The Art of Simple. A list of good companies with a conscience. Their criteria involves human and earth protection: positive efforts in environmental stewardship, no forced labor in the making of products, and ethical treatment of employees. {From the website}.

 

 

  • The Ethical List – From Notes From A Thoughtful Life. A list of fair trade and ethically sourced products. Also, her blog is a treasure to read. – I HIGHLY encourage you to follow her if this is something you are passionate about. I can’t wait to discover more of what she writes. Learn more about her here.

 

 

 

 

 

One more thing … technically this is a podcast, but it counts! My friend Jamie Ivey talks with Jen Hatmaker about 21 different places you can feel good about putting your money towards.

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I realize this can seem overwhelming, and lead to existential crises if left unchecked. Remember to prioritize, and determine need and budget. Consider shopping less, shopping local, and shopping used if some these options are out of reach.

Wishing you a lovely, unhurried Christmas season.

~M.

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I am an unrepentant extrovert with an ongoing, passionate affair with coffee, ellipses, and the written word. I write because it’s how I’m made to worship. I am a story teller, because redemption has a story to tell. And always, I want to be a story collector. So have a virtual seat at my beat-up kitchen table. Read my story. Tell me yours. Stay awhile. And P.S. ... for more about me, click on my mug in the sidebar;)

3 Comments
    1. I love reading your blog. Thank you for the websites, I’m going to shop this week. I’m so thankful you came into my life, I hope this season finds you and yours happy and healthy. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

      Tina V-A

      Thank you so much for the family picture, I love it!!!

      1. Oh I am so glad you are reading! We tell people about you ALL the time! Glad you loved the pic too-you were such a special part of our day.

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