Show your global culture loving sweetheart and international artists love through unique Fair Trade Valentine’s gifts! Whether shopping for your true love, best friend, or mom, these gifts are sure to be well received.
Each Valentine’s gift is ethically made by our artisan partners around the world. Through Fair Trade, the artisans are paid a fair price for their beautiful work and are provided with safe and supportive working environments. All the products are made using traditional crafting techniques and sustainable practices to preserve cultures and ensure jobs for generations to come. Your world inspired gift will bring smiles to your loved one while supporting artisans, their families, and their communities, allow you to spread global love one gift at a time.
When you visit Croix des Bouquets in the area of town in Port-Au-Prince known for Haitian metal art, you are met with a cacophony of tink, tink, tink as ball peen hammers strike sheets of steel. The sheets are cut from steel drums colored by oil and other liquids the drums at one time held. The process of turning sheets of metal into beautiful wall art is all done by hand. From cutting holes that become edges of trees and leaves, to accenting each bird with a texture of feathers, to painting or lacquering the final design these gifts are individually unique. The artists are proud of their work, signing the pieces on the back side, leaving a raised, reversed signature on the front. Each piece of metal art purchased provides safe, reliable, fair-paying jobs that allow their traditional crafts to be preserved for generations to come.
Croix des Bouquets meticulously handcrafted metal crafts allow you to express your love through symbolic 24” hangable wall art that can be displayed inside or outside.
India is filled with a multitude of cultures and traditions and our artisan partners at Matr Boomie marry modern design sensibility with inspiring traditional art forms, bringing people and cultures closer together. Combined with the mission of creating opportunities for women and minorities to realize their creative, economic and leadership potential they have grown to empower 20,000 artisans in 40 partner communities throughout India.
Take the guesswork out of your token of affection through these hand-carved ethically sourced Indian Rosewood pieces that are supporting traditional crafts and culture.
The artisans of Tecalpulco, Mexico have long been known for their silver and abalone jewelry. ArtCamp, short for Artesanas Campesinas (or rural female artisans), is a women-owned cooperative that continues this jewelry designing tradition. The group constantly introduces new methods, materials, and machinery to compete in the highly competitive jewelry market. ArtCamp artisans have become business women, understanding the importance of customer service, quality, and design. Each piece is accentuated by silver alloys or precious metals and represents the tradition of fine Mexican jewelry.
Show your affection through traditional Mexican jewelry that your loved one can happily enjoy every day or for a night on the town anywhere in the world while knowing their piece is uplifting artisan women.
Silver Large Heart Earrings with Abalone Accent
South Africa is known for its ethnic diversity and with 11 official languages and a melting pot of cultures. Often referred to as the ‘Rainbow Nation’, South Africa is home to a fascinating mix of people where creative expression flourishes and its endless cultural diversity is embodied through traditional handmade art. We are proudly partnered with Brass Images, a Fair Trade jewelry producer, was established in 1988 in the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. Each unique piece is crafted from solid brass and copper and by applying extreme heat, the artisans create the interesting patterns and effects on the jewelry. No dyes are used, each item is entirely handmade and a one-of-a-kind piece of art.
Your sweetie will proudly wear their piece not only because of your love that it represents but knowing that it is supporting Fair Trade artisans and showcases the unique culture of a nation.
Scrolling Hearts and Gray Crystal Brass Cuff
Heart Copper and Brass Earrings
The rural village of Tabaka in Kenya Africa is the heart of soapstone crafts. Our soapstone sculptures are carved by our Fair Trade artisans of SMOLArt. Who supports community development by contributing to projects that improve living conditions, education, and health of their members and the village at large. Each piece is hand carved using traditional household items from a single piece of soapstone. Being paid fairly for their talented work allows the artisans to proudly continue their art while supporting their families in an area otherwise hard to find reliable income.
Show your affection with these beautifully crafted soapstone sculptures that will be a lasting reminder of your love, and are keeping the heart of soapstone crafts beating.
Soapstone Connected Hearts Sculpture in White
Soapstone Lover's Heart Sculpture in Red
Being one of the most culturally diverse and populated countries in the world make Indian art some of the most creative on the planet. Our Fair Trade partners at Mira Fair Trade strive to promote social justice by working directly with underprivileged artisans by paying them fair wages to help them develop the knowledge to support themselves and their families. Mira Fair Trade is committed to empowering women and underprivileged communities and moving towards a global Fair Trade lifestyle through the promotion of the Fair Trade. They are dedicated to sustainability and use upcycled bike chain and welded into the perfect statement piece for any home or office. Every link is washed, coated, and joined by hand into a variety of beautiful shapes.
Artistic upcycled bicycle chain hooks are the perfect gift for that hard to shop for your sweetheart that appreciate functionality with their thoughtful present that supports sustainability and empowerment.