21 Gifts that Give Back this Christmas

December 05, 2017

21 Gifts that Give Back this Christmas

1. Abby Beanie, Peru - $18

Krochet Kids Abby Black

#KnowWhoMadeIt - Each beanie is hand crocheted by a female artisan in Peru who then signs the tag when finished. With a 100% acrylic slouchy fit, the simple solid color makes for a great cold weather accessory and gift this holiday season.

2. 13" Zipper Laptop Case, India - $38

Designed in Chicago and made in India, this 13" laptop case includes a face tag of the artisan who made it. This case has a slim profile and is the perfect balance between padded protection and versatility.

3. Red Speckled Mug, Haiti - $22

 three colorful mugs stacked on each other   

In Haiti, the poor often resort to eating clay cookies, a nutritionally poor substitute for food. The same clay that some eat is used to make this mug which provides jobs and lifts people out of poverty. 16oz // Microwave safe 

4. Abera Crossbody Tote in Cognac, Ethiopia - $178

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This multi-function tote showcases the purchaser's commitment to ethical fashion. Features include an adjustable strap, magnetic closure and an interior pocket. Subtle variations in each product demonstrate the uniqueness of artisan produced, 100% Ethiopian leather bags.

5. Recycled Metal Christmas Tree, Haiti - $25

metal art tree

Celebrate with words of the season this Christmas. Each piece is handcrafted by artisans in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti from a recycled 55 gallon steel drum. Each drum is flattened, chiseled and polished by hand.

6. Silver Journey Ring, Global - $12

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Handcrafted by a survivor of modern-day slavery, the Journey Brass Ring adds a touch of shine to your fingers. It is lightweight and comes together to form a “V” shape in the center.  It is great for everyday wear and can be worn alone or stacked. Size 7.

7. Joy Necklace, Haiti - $14

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This beautifully simple, handmade "Joy" necklace serves a great reminder to find joy in life even when life gets difficult. It is handmade by artisans in Haiti and measures 32" long.

8. Organic Hot Cocoa Mix, Dominican Republic/U.S. - $12

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This rich, chocolaty hot cocoa is crafted using organic cacao (cocoa beans) grown by the farmers of CONACADO co-operative in the Dominican Republic, organic sugar cane from small-scale farmers in Paraguay, and organic milk powder from Organic Valley dairy co-op in the U.S. Size: 12oz

9. Peace Burmese Candle, U.S. - $32

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Made by refugees in the United States, the Peace candle features the scents of tobacco leaf blended with bergamot and notes of cinnamon, clove and amber. 

10. Woven Coasters, Haiti - $15

 woven coasters      four woven coasters

These coasters are hand woven in Gonaïves, Haiti. Each bundle of four comes with a hand stamped aluminum pendent. 4" diameter and approximately 1/4" thickness.

11. Bead Wrap Bracelet, Haiti - $18

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Available in white, turquoise or grey, these hand-dyed coffee bean wraps offer colorful texture. They are 7.5-8" in circumference. 

This gorgeous cuff is lightweight and easy to wear, making it the perfect everyday bracelet. 

  • Handcrafted by a survivor of modern-day slavery 
  • 2 1/5" wide

12. Mira Cuff, Gobal - $34

mira brass cuff bracelet   brass cuff bracelet

This gorgeous cuff is lightweight and easy to wear, making it the perfect everyday bracelet. It is handcrafted by a survivor of modern-day slavery and measures 2 1/5" wide.

13. Mia Clutch, Haiti - $48

Mia clutch with necklace and iPhone    mia black leather clutch

Fit all of your day's essentials in this classy clutch. It is made from full-grain, Haitian vegetable-tanned leather and is hand-stitched. This clutch is 10" wide by 6" tall

14. Braided Leather Bracelet, Haiti - $22

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Three strands of Haitian vegetable tanned leather are braided together to form this hand crafted bracelet accented by solid brass hardware. Each bracelet is uniquely crafted by artisans in Haiti who are provided with meaningful jobs and a fair wage.

15. Tirhas Saddlebag Brown, Ethiopia & Mexico - $148

    tirhas saddlebag brown

Handcrafted in Ethiopia, the Tirhas is a classic leather saddlebag that can be worn both cross-body or on one shoulder. The large compartment has a fold-over top with a magnetic snap and is great for keeping your essentials secure.

16. Leather Feather Turquoise, Haiti - $12

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Boho-chic meets Haiti in these handcrafted leather dangle earrings. They are available with a turquoise, white or grey accent bead.

17. Singing Rooster Chocolate Bundle, Haiti - $10

This farm-to-table Haitian chocolate is milky, sweet, and empowers rural families with social & environmental responsibility. 1.5 oz

18. Leather Tassel Keychain, Kenya - $12

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These beautiful keychains are made of genuine Kenyan cow leather and adorned with bright beads. Each keychain is made by the mothers of children who receive an education through our partner program Heshima.

19. Triangle Toiletry Case, Haiti - $35

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The Triangle Linen Toiletry Case is perfect for the ethical global traveler who wants their purchase to make an impact on artisans in Haiti. This leather-accented, fully lined toiletry case is the perfect size to stuff in a backpack or cary-on suitcase

20. Natural Canvas Tote, India - $44

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Meticulously hand-crafted, the Natural Canvas Tote is the versatile tote for your everyday needs. It is sturdy enough for shopping or as your go-to bag.

21. Leather Journal, Haiti - $28

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Natural Haitian leather  acts as the binding of this high-quality journal. Large: 8" by 9"

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