Unique Mother's Day Gift Guide
Ethical, Fair Trade, and Under $35
Show your Mother some love while spreading the love to artisans around the world! All of our unique gifts are Fair Trade verified and handmade by talented artisans using sustainable practices.
Whether your mother is a globetrotter herself or just likes global style, she will enjoy her international gift and its' story. Each purchase helps preserve traditional crafts while providing fair-paying, safe, reliable jobs to people in developing countries.
1. Filigree Rain Earrings
These sterling silver earrings are handmade in China, help better lives by providing women with jobs that allow them to leave the sex trade industry, learn English, and gain computer skills. Empowering women to start a new life and learn new skills to better their lives through Fair Trade.
2. Soapstone Family Sculpture
This beautiful soapstone sculpture is handcrafted in rural villages in Kenya, and provides the artists a fair price for their work. Fair Trade also allows for community developments that include projects that are improving living conditions, education, and health of their members and the villages at large.
3. Colorful Ikat Cotton Scarf
This colorful 20 x 70-inch cotton scarf handmade in Mumbai, India by local artisans helps provide jobs free of exploitation through Fair Trade practices, ensuring that the benefits of handicraft production reach the craftspeople themselves.
4. Live, Laugh, Love Fruit Bowl
This 11-inch diameter, Live Laugh Love bowl is food safe or can be hung on a wall as decor! Handmade in Inda from recycled metal and powdered coated, it promotes social justice by paying artisans fair wages, helping them develop the knowledge to support themselves and their families, empowering women and underprivileged communities, while promoting a global Fair Trade lifestyle.
5. Vasant Tree Frame
This picture frame is handmade from sustainable mango wood in India, crafted with inspiring traditional art forms helping bring people and cultures closer together. With the mission of creating opportunities for women and minorities to realize their creativity, economic, and leadership potential they have grown to empower 20,000 Fair Trade artisans in 40 partner communities throughout India.
6. Mexican Alpaca Silver & Turquoise Cube Bracelet
This delicate alpaca silver link bracelet is handcrafted by women in a Fair Trade cooperative in Tecalpulco, Mexico, and represents the tradition of fine Mexican jewelry. Supporting a women-owned cooperative that continues their crafting traditions, the artisans have become business women, improving their lives and understanding the importance of customer service, quality, and design.
7. Kantha Garland Necklace
This necklace is handmade of colorful beads made from recycled Kantha textiles in India, Indonesia, and Nepal. It combats poverty with fashion, helps create positive change, builds hope, and produces beautiful, sustainable products for a better world. Fair Trade allows them to hire more women artisans, improve educational programs, send their girls to school, and expand healthcare initiatives.
8. Single Boxed Hand-Painted Pillar Candle
This high-quality 4 inches tall by 2 inches in diameter candle is hand-painted by artisans in Napier, South Africa, using mainly African inspired designs. In a region with high unemployment, it helps the woman of the disadvantaged community and guarantees an income for over 18 families. Helping alleviate poverty, not only through the development of industry but by being socially, ethically, and sustainably responsible.
9. Globe Trotter Bag Fisheye Design Olive
This cute bag is made from handmade traditional batiked fabric, in Ghana, Africa and features a top zip, inside pocket and recycled flour sack lining. Using traditional techniques it helps maintain local artisanal skills, and each product is full of life and love and utmost quality. The artisan network has worked together for over a decade developing products that resonate with consumers all over the world, and in-turn has created prosperity for themselves and their families.
10. Hand-Carved Giraffe Salad Serving Set
These salad servers are hand painted and hand carved using only rudimentary hand tools from one piece of wood in Machakos, Kenya. Supporting more than 100 individual artisan carvers tradition is preserved with the children learning the craft from their parents. The artisans are educated on the need for reforestation to enable the products to be available for years to come and offers a sustainable income for generations.