WORLD FAIR TRADE DAY

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In honor of World Fair Trade Day, Saturday, May 9, we have created a list of various companies and websites offering fair traded products. This day was established by the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) and is celebrated on the second Saturday in May each year. World Fair Trade Day was designed to highlight the importance of Fair Trade while also connecting fair trade producers and customers around the world.

Whether you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift or some unique office and home decor, we have the resources you need for fair trade shopping. Be a conscious consumer and buy fair trade.

Find unique gifts from around the world at Novica.com. In association with National Geographic, Novica has helped artisans from all parts of the world gain success by providing them with a platform for sustainable business and economic support. Get to know the artisans with a portrait and detailed biography of each artist on every product page.

Buy handmade treasures from globalgoodspartners.org and support the lives of women around the world. Each item on their website comes with a bio of the artisan who hand made your gift. You can easily view the impact of your purchase and share the story with others. This company amplifies the meaning of gift giving.

We can create a sustainable world through authentic connections with artisans and farmers.” – Serrv.org. This nonprofit organization has a mission to eradicate poverty by providing opportunity and support to artisans and farmers worldwide. By shopping at serrv.org, not only are you gaining high-quality handmade products but you are also directly supporting the empowered artisan or farmer behind the product.

For all of your yoga needs, shop manduka.com and support their mission to make the world a better place. Manduka supports fair labor practices and uses sustainable, recyclable and biodegradable materials in their products.

If you’re looking for rare findings, check out the merchandise at tothemarket.com. The items you’ll find here are produced by artisans who are survivors of abuse, crisis and disease. To The Market works with local partners to help these artisans sustain and grow their business.

Onehopwine.com offers you another excuse to drink some fine wine. Half of the profits from each bottle of wine purchased goes to support a specific cause from their list of partnerships. Choose a bottle of California Cabernet Sauvignon and you’re supporting Help Children With Autism. Or, choose a delicious Chardonnay and half of the proceeds go to Fight Against Breast Cancer. It’s great for gifts and events; drinking for a cause!