Fair Trade Tuesday: 10 Fair Trade Holiday Gifts

Fair Trade Tuesday is December 2, 2014, and we couldn’t be more excited to support the worldwide fair trade movement. For more information on this iconic day, check out the Fair Trade Tuesday Facebook page.

Fair trade is something that is really important to us at That’s Caring because it ensures that products are made with good, quality, sustainable ingredients that come from good, fair working environments. When you shop fair trade, you are ensuring that disadvantaged communities are given jobs that pay fair wages, have good working conditions and utilize only good items in the process. Support these fair trade communities this holiday season by purchasing gifts like these 10 fair trade holiday gifts for your loved ones.

 

  1. Eco Lips Lip Balm

Everyone needs a little lip balm at some point or another, and when you purchase from Eco Lips, you get natural lip balm that is handcrafted in the USA by a mother of three. Eco Lips’ products come from a mission of satisfying the needs of every customer and contain nearly all organic ingredients. They have plenty of environmental initiatives in place, including a solar power project for the state of Iowa, and some products are even vegan!

  1. Patagonia Outdoor Clothing & Gear

Any outdoorsy people in your friends or family list will love gear or gift cards to purchase new things from Patagonia. All products made by the company come from impeccably treated sources, including things like down (which is never live-plucked, never force-fed and 100% traceable). The company also practices extensive social and environmental responsibility, keeping the planet happy and healthy and the workplace safe, far, legal and humane.

  1. Senda Athletics

This company has a vision to change lives through soccer, and they’re doing it one fair trade soccer ball at a time. These products are designed to respect the environment, the people that make them and the sort of soccer as a tool to change lives. The company provides good working conditions, fair wages and partnerships with nonprofits that focus on people building self-esteem through soccer.

 

  1. Spicely Organic Spices

Perfect for the foodies or baking aficionados in your life, organic spices, teas or chocolates from Spicely Organics will bring smiles to faces and contentment to tummies. The company believes in sharing organic products that can be enjoyed with confidence, products that are wholesome, certified organic and gluten-free, and made from pure ingredients that are ethically sourced from around the world. Spicely embraces sustainable, environmentally-friendly practices.

  1. Prestige Wine & Spirits Group

If you have wine drinkers in your gifts list, Prestige is a good choice for fair trade gifting. Award-winning wines and spirits from around the world are develop and packaged with state-of the-art processes. Be careful when purchasing any assortment of wine from any company though, because you need to check to make sure the purchase specifies fair trade! In Prestige’s case, go with the Fair Trade Wine Assorted bundle.

  1. Greenola Hats, Scarves and Headbands

It’s winter, which means that no one will turn down warm, cuddly items like hats, scarves and headbands. Best of all, Greenola provides advancement opportunities for artisans in marginalized regions of the world. They provide artisans with access to quality healthcare, design education, business training and community building skills. Items can be purchased through Greenola Style’s website, Tom’s Marketplace or Athleta.

  1. That’s Caring Cookies & Theo Fair Trade Hot Chocolate Gift Box

Perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth, this gift box of all-natural, individually wrapped cookies in four flavors and canister of Theo organic hot chocolate will be the perfect winter indulgence. Purchasing this gift provides sustainable, nutritious, nonperishable weekend meals for one hungry child right here in the United States.

  1. PUNJAMMIES from the International Princess Project

If you haven’t heard of these cute and comfy lounge pants, you’ll soon want a pair for yourself. PUNJAMMIES are loungewear trousers made with hope by women in India who have escaped human trafficking. Purchasing PUNJAMMIES invests in the freedom and dignity of the women and girls who are working to forge a new life for themselves and their children.

  1. Organic Infused Olive Oil from Green Heart Shop

This fair trade product was created by producers in Palestine through Canaan Fair Trade, a social entrepreneurship firm. With over 1,700 farmers in the West Bank, all producing high-quality and fair trade organic olive oil and other projects, helping Canaan Fair Trade give these people a fair wage, sustain their relationship with the land and provide a future for their children is an amazing byproduct of this purchase.

 

    10.  Bright Endeavors DREAMBEAN Eco Home & Bath Products

Products from this company are made with the highest quality soy waxes, fair trade soaking salts, phthalate-free fragrances, cotton core wicks, and other environmentally-friendly materials. They source USA-made recyclable and eco-friendly raw materials, and train all participants to use green production practices. Better yet, 100% of the proceeds from these items are used to provide quality support services, job training and career placement for some of Chicago’s most at-risk youth.