Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fair Trade Favorites 2

Fair trade products are handmade, artisanal, eco-friendly, and, most importantly, created by businesses that pay fair wages to craftspeople in developing countries. 

Once I started browsing online, I found so many treasures I had to create a second post! Here are my favorites.

Beautiful products from Green Heart Shop.
Box lantern from India, $15 or $21
Antiqued mango wood bird doorstop from India, on sale now for $21
Material is silk/cotton

Wallet from Cambodia, on sale now for only $14!
Bengal toy tiger from Bangladesh, $30

A second site, Ten Thousand Villages, certainly has the best selection of any I've seen.
Capiz shell star ornament from the Philippines, $10
Noah's Ark with animals from Cameroon, $235
I'm not predicting you will order this, but I was astounded at the detail and artistry.
Nativity from Haiti, $89.
You see beautiful cut metal work like this frequently in Haiti, though this is the most beautiful round nativity scene I've seen. They are handmade in Croix-des-Bouquets, a place I've visited often, from oil drums.
Peace dove from Haiti, $34.
From the same artisans as the piece above.
Capiz shell hummingbird ornament from the Philippines, $8
Olive wood Madonna and child from the West Bank, on sale now for $12

Brass peace bangle from India, $16.

Click here to read "Fair Trade Favorites 1", another curated shopping list of desirable products that benefit the lives of the poor.

Christmas shopping, here I come!


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