These candles are made from the pods of the Brazil Nut tree, one of the tallest trees in the Amazon Rainforest. Once the Brazil nuts have been harvested from the pod and sold in the local Peruvian market, the artisans transform a "waste" item, the pod, into a fine rain forest gift for you. The pods are filled with a combination of clean-burning paraffin wax, palm oil and fragrance to make these healing candles. Available in a variety of colors and fragrances, these earth-friendly candles make use of the rainforest's renewable resources and create jobs for Peruvian artisans. Price is per candle. Colors may vary slightly.
Heart Bottle Stopper
Made in a Fair Trade brass casting company in Cape Town, South Africa.
Our sweet heart wine bottle cork is cast from zinc and electroplated with an antique brass finish. Makes a wonderful gift for wine enthusiasts.
Black + White Face Mask
3-layer face mask made from tightly woven organic cotton, chemical-free. Washable, reusable, breathable. Recommended wash before use. Elastic hoops loop around ears for adjustable fit. We do not consider these masks to be medical grade equipment, and they are not anti-viral, but they are made following the CDC's homemade mask recommendations.
Each mask varies slightly in pattern and sizing. These masks are somewhat of a "standard" size. Elastic can be stretched.
100% of the sale of our face masks are donated to our Artisan Emergency Relief Funds, getting resources to the marginalized communities where our artisan partners live and work.
Handmade by our talented fair trade artisan partners in Cambodia.
Say Cheese! Make sure your baby's selfie game is started off to a good start with these adorable camera rattles.
Handmade by artisans in Bangladesh.
Products are created using only cotton and filler. There are no trims, no buttons and no eyes which could detach and pose a choking hazard.
Low impact AZO free dyes
No allergenic dyes
Skin friendly pH
Felt Finger Puppets
Handmade felt finger puppets double as ornaments created and assembled by skilled artisans working in a fair trade production center in Kathmandu, Nepal. Artisans use 100% natural wool and non-toxic, azo-free dyes.
Approximately 5.25 inches tall.
Country of Origin:Nepal
Avni Leather Journal
This ethically sourced leather journal celebrates the classic look and feel of vintage, soft leather. Undergoing a multi-step process that includes vegetable tanning, oiling, waxing, sanding, and rolling, this leather ends up with a distressed finish that brings out the beauty of the leather and has a soft, textured feel. This journal also features a stitched spine design, deckled edge sheets, button tab closure, and 96 pages of 100% tree-free recycled cotton paper. Measures 5" x 7"
How it's made
In a vegetarian region of Rajasthan, India, the cultural art of leather craft and tooling is inherited through the generations. Cows are revered here, and hides are obtained only after an animal dies of old age or natural causes. Our leather is tanned using a vegetable tanning method, which protects the environment and tannery workers from toxic chemicals. Artisans then use water-based dyes or oils to color the leather. With a set of hand tools, each artisan applies love and skill to cutting, stitching, embossing and embroidering our leather journals, bags, and accessories.
Our 100% recycled cotton paper is made by artisans in Rajasthan, India, following a generations-old process. First, discarded cotton scraps are collected from the textile industry. Cotton is broken down into fibers using a traditional wheel press and then soaked overnight. Next, the pulp is strained, pressed into pages and hung to dry. After ironing, crisp pear goes either into journals or into the hands of artisans for screen-printing, embroidery or patchwork. The entire process is tree-free, non-toxic, and conserves and filters water for reuse in irrigation.
This beautiful raised leaf tea light candle holder was handmade in Kenya out of soapstone.
Materials: 100% cotton with 100% polyester fill
As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
Care instructions: Machine washable at 40 degrees and can be tumble dried on a low setting.
Handmade by women in Bangladesh.
Gold + Crystal Necklace
WHO MADE IT:
Made by human trafficking victims in Asia, who are now employed through Starfish Project.
The Starfish Project offers safe, dignified work and a holistic care program to trafficked women in Asia. They are a Social Enterprise with a Holistic Care Program that cares for women escaping human trafficking and exploitation. At Starfish Project women and girls experience freedom, establish independence and develop careers. They have employed and trained over 150 women and served thousands more through community outreach.
The sleek and modern Eclipse necklace combines interlocking brass circles on a dainty, 14k gold plated chain. The necklace fastens with a spring ring clasp and has an extender chain to create the perfect length. Approx 31.5" when laid flat plus extender chain.
Handmade by artisans in Uganda.
This small wooden dice box is hand-carved from Indian Rosewood. Each box contains five small wooden dice with gold painted dots.
Handmade by Fair Trade artisans.
WARNING: choking hazard due to small pieces. This product is not for children under 3 years old.
White Cover Up
Our White Cover Up Dress showcases the fine embroidery done by women artisans in Northern India on soft cotton fabric. This fair trade tunic features delicate lace trim and is a beautiful beach cover up.
Hoop + Bar Earrings
surgical grade steel
We think these are the perfect dangle earrings. With a triple diamond design dangling together, this is an easy accessory to add to your look.
Brass earrings are nickel-free and can be cleaned with ketchup or lemon juice. Handmade by women outside of Taxco, Mexico. Measures 2.5".
Geometric Triangle Hoops
Handmade by women in India. Made from brass plated metal, nickel free. These earrings are made using recycled materials measures 3”.
WHO MADE IT:
A team in India, comprised of four artisan cooperatives and over 6,000 women in a village outside of Delhi and in the Uttar Pradesh region.
By providing women with health insurance, educational scholarships, and business trainings, Team India supports women’s development both socially and economically.
Team India provides health insurance and educational scholarships for its artisans, directly investing women's rights and social mobility.
They also work hard to help women break into the job market, providing community trainings on business and vocational skills to women of different experience levels.
We commit to long term, reliable trade agreements that allow cooperatives to hire more women and make proactive business decisions. Team India can count on us to place continuous orders at consistent prices, and that trust results in more jobs and more job security for women.
We recognize the difference between living wage and minimum wage, and we pay our artisans more than 2x the minimum wage in Delhi. Uttar Pradesh minimum wage: 445 rupees per day ($6.88 USD/day), compared to Fair Anita wage: 800+ rupees per day ($12.50 USD+). The minimum wage in India is also seen as a livable wage, but most workers in India aren't employed through the formal economy, so they don't even receive minimum wage for their work.