Fair Trade gift Market
We have sponsored a holiday-focused gift market of fair trade vendors for over 20 years. In 2019, we collected $21,500 for 20 non-profit organizations.
In 2020, we had a virtual-only market with as many of our former vendors as possible. You can still shop with the links below!
The market will be back in November 2021
You'll do a world of good by shopping at Serrv. They provide a vast catalog of international gifts, jewelry, scarves, spices and coffees, and Christmas items. Dedicated to fighting poverty through fair trade since 1949, Serrv International works with nearly 8,000 artisans and farmers in 24 countries to bring you the world's most beautiful handcrafts. #worldofgood
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✔ Fair wages
✔ Sustainable income
✔ Safe working conditions
Introducing a new collection of some of our best-selling products from small-farmer cooperatives around the world. Whether you buy a box for yourself or give one as a gift to friends and family this holiday season, you are taking a stand in solidarity with small farmers worldwide. Coffee, tea, chocolates, nuts and fruits!
Fair Trade Republica
Fair Trade Republica works directly with female-led indigenous artisan co-ops in Bolivia who specialize in luxury quality handmade 100% alpaca hats, gloves, and scarves. All proceeds are reinvested into the co-ops to provide continued sustainable, well-paying work opportunities for the artisans.
Global Mamas is a global non-profit organization dedicated to providing sustainable livelihoods and prosperity for nearly 400 women in Ghana, West Africa. The Mamas define prosperity as going beyond financial well-being to include happiness and good health. They achieve prosperity by creating and selling unique, handcrafted products of the highest quality. Being able to do the work they love and being empowered by financial independence leads to greater happiness. The Mamas realize their dreams of having the opportunity to support their families, send their children to school, improve their health, and save for the future.
Colorado Nepal Alliance
Colorado Nepal Alliance (CNA) is a local all-volunteer nonprofit that provides services to Nepali villagers. We've rebuilt schools destroyed in the 2015 earthquake, provided footwear to Nepali porters through our Shoes for Sherpas program, and sponsored teacher training courses in the same region where we rebuilt schools. In Feb. 2020 we hosted a medical camp for over 1,000 women and some children; over 90 women require follow-up care, which has been delayed due to the COVID pandemic. CNA will hopefully be able to provide the follow-up care in the near future, including paying for needed surgeries for uterine prolapse (fallen uterus), rectal prolapse (rectum bulges into the vagina), cystocele (fallen bladder), and procedures such as removing cervical polyps. Since we are an all-volunteer organization, all proceeds from these sales go directly towards providing the follow-up medical care for these women.
EarthLinks is an innovative, urban nonprofit in Denver, Colorado, thatprovides a work program for people who are homeless and low-income to learnskills and create Earth-friendly products that sustain people and the planet. Proceeds from the sales of their Earth-friendly products help to financially support the program. Participants in their program find community, connection and acommon purpose in caring for Earth. Together, we nurture each other and Earth.
Love pecans!? Since their founding in 1942, Koinonia Farms has welcomed and shared with anyone and everyone regardless of race, religion, no religion, background or anything else that divides people. They are an Intentional Christian community with a rich history—from the Jordans and the England's founding the farm, to the bullets, bombs, and boycotts of the mid century, to launching the Partnership Housing Movement that became Habitat for Humanity, and the birthing of many, many other projects.
Outreach Uganda is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit headquartered in Colorado dedicated to helping empower Ugandans, especially women and children, to overcome poverty through income generation, education and training, and community empowerment programs. Contributions provide critical help for:
Community clinic medicines and supplies
School supplies, books, furnishings and improvements
Teacher housing and irrigation
Programs to help girls stay in school
Training, agriculture and farming programs
All donations are tax deductible in the U.S. Almost all fund-raising and administrative time is donated to the organization. Donations are therefore used almost entirely to direct program needs.
African Community Center: We Made This
We Made This is a social enterprise that provides psycho-social integration, skills training, and economic opportunity for Denver-area refugees. All of their products are made by artisans in their sewing program. Sales support their empowerment curriculum and provide supplemental income for their participants.
Heifer International is a nonprofit organization that began in 1944. Their mission is to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth. They currently work in 21 countries (including the US) and have been in 125 countries. Since 1944, they have helped more than 35 million families get out of poverty. Heifer is working to close the gap between poverty and a living income – a dignified standard of living, by working with small scale farmers, and providing them the right tools, training and livestock to get them out of poverty and work towards a living income and become self-reliant.
Friends of Sabeel -Canaan Olive Oil
We have offered olive oil sent directly from Palestine at our market for many years through the local chapter of Friends of Sabeel, but because we are virtual this year, you can order it through this bookstore in Washington, DC. Put "olive oil" in the search box.
Women's Bean Project
Women’s Bean Project is a nonprofit social enterprise. They have a food manufacturing business tied directly to their transitional employment program. One cannot exist without the other. They believe all women have the power to transform their lives through employment, so they hire women who are chronically unemployed and they teach them to work making nourishing products that we sell across the U.S. Through their work at Women’s Bean Project, women learn to stand tall, find their purpose and break the cycle of poverty. Because when you change a woman’s life, you change her family’s life.