Shop Ethical and Fair-Trade at Paper High

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We found alternatives such as buying fair-trade , handmade and local, and although big business and unethical still dominates the marketplace, we are buying more ethically today than ever before which is highly encouraging for a sustainable future. Today I would like to introduce you to an ethical/fair-trade company named Paper High, founded in 2001, Paper High offers us ethically made gift items, home décor , stationary, felt hair accessories and tons more.

Mother's Day Giveaway - Win $40 Gift Certificate to Novica Fair-Trade Marketplace, ends 5/30

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Novica is truly synonymous with Mother’s Day; you can find heirloom quality handmade keepsakes, carefully handcrafted jewelry , standout apparel and beautiful home décor that any mom would love. Novica is a wonderful fair-trade eStore that serves as a portal for artisans all over the world to share their creations with the world. Mothers are absolutely amazing! Seriously, and I am not just saying that because I am one.


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Passion Lilie’s Fair-Trade Print Fabulousness: How I Wear Eco Fashion

Eco Chic

The awesomely print, is “handwoven and dyed through the art of resist dying,” and these are Designed in New Orleans, and made in India by Fair Trade workers. It’s by Zoe & Sage , and is handmade in L.A. Ukush Fair Trade Scarf: This jewel-toned scarf from Guatemala isn’t printed—like the pants, it’s actually woven with the pattern in mind.

Firefly Accessories adds new Fair Trade fashion accessories from Cambodia

Green (Living) Review

Firefly Accessories adds new line of Fair Trade products to their ecommerce shop. Glasgow, UK, March 1, 2012 : Firefly Accessories announces the addition of new Fair Trade fashion accessories from Cambodia to their online product catalogue. The new range of Fair Trade silk accessories includes handcrafted scarves, toiletry bags and handbags. The accessories are made by members of the World Fair Trade Organisation.

$25 Gift Code Giveaway, ends 12/21

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Founded 12 years ago, is a beautiful online fair trade marketplace that gives artisans all over the world a portal in which to share their handcrafted crafts with the world while making a sustainable income. So much more than just the plain store bought gift wrap, premium gift wrap is free, it is wrapping made with handmade element that is then lovingly applied to your purchased items. giveaway fair trade Normal. false. false. false.

Ecohabitude & GreenDrinks Kick Off Holiday Shopping with Style + Ethics

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The product footprints also provide consumers the ability to conveniently shop according to their values – conflict free, handmade, organic, vegan, biodegradable, fibershed, low carbon footprint, GMO free, profit sharing, wildharvested, upcycled, and the list goes on and on! DRINK: Prairie Organic Vodka cocktails lined with Kitchen Imp’s Organic Vanilla Sugar; El Voyage fair-trade coffee.

VOZ: Handmade Fair Fashion for the New Modern Look

Eco Chic

VOZ international designers work intimately with artisans in Mapuche communities in southern Chile, to envision, prototype and finalize the fair trade fashion collections. The VOZ handmade aesthetic is both obvious in the detailing on many pieces, and simultaneously seamlessly integrated into the quite modern-classic pieces (which all look incredibly comfortable to boot; no suffering for fashion here!).

Puzzle Apparel’s New DIY: Design It Yourself, Artisan-Made Clothes

Eco Chic

With Puzzle Apparel you get to: Support American artists by customizing Puzzle’s designs with handmade accent materials created by hand weavers, fabric printers, painters, and dyers from around the USA. Who are the people behind the handmade accents? Her yurt is full of lush textures and colors and beautiful handmade garments, scarves, rugs, and throws. Fair Fashion artisan blouses design it yourself DIY eco fashion ethical Fair Trade Handmade puzzle apparel

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Purple Impression: Reviving Hand Embroidery Art & Empowering Pakistani Women

Eco Chic

Purple Impression is on a beautiful mission: Our mission is to revive the ancient art of hand embroidery by bringing it into mainstream fashion and empowering the women in Pakistan through employment and fair wage. So much richer and more interesting (not to mention fair) than printing similar designs instead of embroidering it, don’t you think?

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The Perfect Maxi Dress: How I Wear Eco Fashion

Eco Chic

They soon returned to India with the profits they had made, mixing business with pleasure; staying at Buddhist retreats, discovering crafts at local markets and picking up gorgeous handmade fabrics along the way. Nomads has been making fair-trade, ethical clothing since 1989, which means they have tons of experience, and it shows in the breadth of their designs. Paying a fair wage to workers that is either at or above the national average.

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Like Us on Facebook and Win an Organic Cotton Dress

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MuMu Organic is giving away one beautiful, handmade cotton dress made with the finest fair-trade materials (you get to choose) and a 50% discount on goods purchased from their e-shop to the first five Green Prophet readers who comment on this post. Fashion & Design competition facebook fair trade Green Prophet MuMu Organic organic cotton

Find Last-Minute Christmas Gifts at 6 Sustainable Stores in the Middle East

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The Little Fair Trade Shop. At the first Market at Masdar earlier this year, she and her husband spoke with us about the difficulties of getting a fair trade organization off the ground. These fair trade projects ensure that the profit goes into the maker’s hands, and you get to keep the love with which the products are infused! Visit The Little Fair Trade Shop online.

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One-of-a-Kind Holiday Gifts That Will Lift Women From Poverty

Eco Chic

If you want to feel good about your holiday dollars, and give a gift that’s truly one-of-a-kind, consider spending them on gorgeous handmade items from Women’s Peace Collection that improve the quality of life for women and families around the world. The Women’s Peace Collective empowers women to earn a fair wage which in turn enables her to support herself, her family and her community, and it reinvigorates her spirit.

Sidreh Weaves Bedouin Tradition Into Their Future

Green Prophet

The handmade carpets start with the collection of the pure wool from Awasi sheep, or raw goat or camel wool discarded by shearers. It’s a labor of love, with not a lot of profits, but the income from the onsite store and other fair-trade stores in cities such as Jaffa give the women enough money to buy self-confidence. Fashion & Design Travel & Nature Bedouin fair trade Israel Lakiya Negev Desert NGO Sidreh

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Object Mythology: Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry and Accessories Bring Global Style Together in Your Wardrobe

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These handmade and often traditional pieces are made with love and you can feel the difference. Creative Arts Fair Fashion Featured artisan Crafts Culture Fair Trade Fashion Jewelry Object Mythology sustainable business travel“Every object tells a story and builds character over time, that is Object Mythology.” ” –Karen Chien, Founder Object Mythology Beautifully handcrafted, these pearl and cornelian drop earrings are set in 14k gold overlay.

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Shea Butter for Natural Skin Care

Green Living Ideas

Women-run cooperatives across the region are tapping into the global demand for fair trade and organic beauty products by selling the skin-care cream they produce from the shea nut crop to cosmetics firms such as Origins and L’Oréal. These “responsible” companies in turn pay fair price for the products and invest in the women’s communities. Since shea butter is solid a room temperature, it’s the ideal ingredient in these handmade lotions.

Just in Time for Holiday Lounging! Ethically Exquisite Leggings, Lingerie, Socks, Pajamas and More!

Eco Chic

These Azura Bay limited edition holiday leggings are perfect for yoga or lounging (and are organic and fair trade!). The online boutique not only specializes in stylish and high-quality sleepwear, loungewear and swimwear, but it’s committed to source brands that support values such as ethical production, artisan and handmade, fair trade and eco-innovative fabrics and processes.

Everything You Need for the Perfect Valentine’s—or Galentine’s—Day

Eco Chic

For some couples, Valentine’s Day is fraught with tension, and so having a great gift really matters—so we have a few really beautiful ideas for you in that category (all of which are fair trade, handmade and ethical, of course!). As you can see from the close-up image of the fabric below, it’s both lightweight and also much more complex in both texture and colors due to natural dyes and the handmade nature of the fabric.

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Shine Bright with Recycled Metal Jewelry: 5 Sustainable Picks

Eco Chic

Roberts uses metals that are either sourced locally in LA, or come from a fair trade mine—and she gives back too; part of her line’s profits go to the LA Food Bank. Bario Neal also makes custom-made fairly mined commitment rings to help you ethically pop that most important question. The brand uses reclaimed.925 sterling silver and/or fair trade and ethically sourced natural gemstones.

Top Ten Eco-Friendly Toys for Kids

Green Home Blog

Support local businesses by buying local, handmade toys. Buy fair-trade. You can help ensure the well-being of your kids and others by buying fair trade products. The people who make these toys will have been paid a fair wage and been guaranteed collective bargaining rights, and most fair trade certifications also guarantee the sustainability of production methods. The Best Eco-Friendly Toys for Your Kids.

Shopping Guide: Eco-friendly Craft Suppliers

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Darn Good Yarn: You can find a wide assortment of reclaimed fabrics and fibers, upcycled notions, fair trade ribbons and yarns at Darn Good Yarn. Eco Choices: You can find plant based beeswax, handmade paper, soy crayons, hemp watercolor paper, organic yarns and viscose sponges at Eco Choices. Jewelry making, painting, sewing, drawing and so much more are all beautiful forms of crafting. Crafting can be the most rewarding form of therapy for both kids and adults.

For the Neohippie Homebody: Eco-Chick’s Holiday Gift Guide #3

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All the products below are fair-trade, ethical, locally made, eco-friendly, low-impact, or (most likely) some combination of the previous. Baskets are made from natural and sustainable materials and the owners of the company work directly with the weavers of the baskets, ensuring they earn a fair wage for their work. HomeSoul aromatherapy decor Handmade Home linens rugs sheets pillows baskets showerhead aromasense ruggable lava lamp nightlight rug

Top 10 Online Sources for Natural and Organic Foods

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You can find a yummy assortment of handmade jellies, candies and candies as well as natural varieties of teas, spices, oils, honey, mixes and much more. They offer diabetic friendly, vegan, gluten free and fair trade varieties. One of the most obvious and pivotal aspects of adopting a healthier lifestyle is to start eating healthier of course, however, that task can often be difficult because the standard diet is largely processed.

Novica for Summer Decor

Green Earth Journey

Right now all we own is mix and match and I would love a beautiful handmade matching set! I love Novica handmade drums , someday I will own one! Some other categories you might want to check out are; silver charm bracelets brooches from Peru moonstone chandelier earrings quartz dangle earrings natural flower jewelry silver heart shaped necklaces If you havent heard about Novica before, here is a brief rundown; NOVICA is one of the leading fair trade artisan websites.

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8 Eco-Friendly Wedding Dress Designers You Should Know

Eco Chic

And in an age of fast fashion, yes, even wedding dresses are made with cheap, polluting fabrics and sewn by women (and maybe even children) not paid a fair wage. Hundreds of wedding dress designers around the world are using upcycled and sustainable fabrics to make wedding dresses, as well as local or in-house production, and fair-trade practices. Dream away… Minna creates ethical, handmade wedding dresses out of vintage and certified organic fibers.

7 Fab Ethical Fashion Picks from Modcloth!

Eco Chic

The good news is that the company offers some sweet (but not too sugary) dresses, skirts and tops that are ALSO fair trade by label Mata Traders , as well as great sustainable accessories—all with Modcloth’s attention to adorable. This feminist-minded brand specializes in fair trade and handmade products that are both beautiful and ethical. The Kerry on with Confidence blouse from Mata Traders. .

Modavanti: Hot Summer Sustainable Style

Eco Chic

Their unique Sustainability Badges, such as Made in the USA, Vegan, or Fair Trade, make it easy for shoppers to purchase according to their values. Olsen Haus produces quality, stylish, cruelty-free vegan shoes and vegan accessories with standards of fair trade and ethical business practices. Two recycled tin bangles stacked together with leather and wrapped with imigwegwe, this bracelet is the ultimate fair trade conversation piece.

Elemental Threads: Sweet Bags for Type A’s (Design It Yourself!)

Eco Chic

Emily and a local seamstress handcraft each bag from Emily’s homebase in Connecticut, so they’re certainly fair-trade (unless Emily works herself too hard!) Tags: Art & Design X Arts & Culture X Fashion & Beauty X Fashion X Shopping X accessories American made bags Handmade necklaces Organic Emily Worden. I’ve known the lovely and talented Emily Worden (that’s her, above!)

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Sustainable Summer Sandals At Every Price!

Eco Chic

Serap Pollard : Fair-trade sourced vegan leather shoes have never looked so sexy. Rock+Pillar Izhi Handmade Leather Sandals ($85): Hand-woven textiles and pure leather create a gorgeous shoe that supports sustainable communities of South American artisans. Melissa Harmonic Garden ($80): Crafted from sustainably-produced plastic, these 100% vegan shoes are made in monitored fair labor factories in Brazil.


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ETHICAL shoppers are snubbing the festive frenzy on the High Street to make it a ‘green Christmas’ this year by Michael Smith (Veshengro) One of Britain’s biggest online ethical marketplaces reports a surge in demand for fair trade and environmentally-friendly products from conscientious consumers this yuletide. That’s why they are buying fair trade and organic products which help some of the poorest communities in the world and don’t damage the planet.

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Proud Mary Textiles: Prints and Color for Sustainably Sexy Summer Style

Eco Chic

Enter sustainable and fair-traded textile company Proud Mary. The handmade, vibrant and honest fabrics are perfect for summer; I love the elegance of the oversized cotton gauze maxi tunic. Fair Fashion community design ecofashion Fashion Home Organic organic cotton proudmary Shopping summer sustainable textiles women Photo courtesy of

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Faerie Made Soaps

Green Earth Journey

Faerie Made uses quality food grade oils and nut butters, fair trade products, local materials such as beeswax, organic clays sourced from around the planet, plant based pure essential oils, resins and absolutes in all our fine products. I was working as an advocate for battered women and I came across some handmade soap and a basic recipe in 1999.

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Juno & Jove’s Fresh Spring Style (and a Discount for You!)

Eco Chic

I’ve long been a fan of Juno & Jove , an ethically-minded brick and mortar and online shop that features clothes that are: “made in the US, contain organic fabrics, employ fair trade principles, locally sourced, vegan, handmade, recycled and repurposed.” Fair Fashion clothes eco fashion ethical juno and jove Shopping spring sustainableLove the colorful, happy vibe of this Cyprus tank, by Turk and Taylor.

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4 Ethical Ensembles to Get You Through the Holidays, from Party to Work to Weekend

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Kowtow only uses 100% fair trade certified cotton as certified by the Fairtrade labelling Organization and SKAL International. Mata Traders is a proud member of the Institute of Green Business Certification , Fair Trade Federation , Green America , Local First Chicago , Chicago Fair Trade , and Think Green Live Clean. All of her pieces, from accessories to dresses, are handmade, with Golden herself drafting and cutting patterns and creating samples.

How To Have An ECO Easter Part Two

Green Earth Journey

Guinevere is getting a wooden penguin and unicorn from Etsy seller Dadswoodentoys , they are handmade. The crochet eggs will be filled with Organic/Fair trade candy that we can find at our local Wegmans. Originally Posted Easter of 2009 I adjusted the pattern from the YouTube video I posted yesterday for the crochet eggs.

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Vegan Raw Chocolate Almond Butter Cup Review

Eco-Vegan Girl

Lovingly made in Brooklyn, NY these chocolates are dairy free, gluten free, soy free, vegan, fair trade and free of refined sugar. Kylie Bennett is a vegan blogger at Fellowship of the Vegetable and maker of handmade home decor at Fabulously Fierce. Guest post from EvG team member Kylie: It’s no secret that I have a major sweet tooth.

An Eco Christmas

Green Earth Journey

Luckily, there are better choices to keep this holiday season healthy, organic and even fair-trade friendly." Toys made out of wood and handmade are all the more reason to stop by Etsy and see what those artists have cooking! Handmade gifts If you are crafty you can make a handmade gift such as soy based candles , use glass jars that you save from your everyday life, or handmade notebook/journal (make sure to use recycled paper).

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21 Ethical Holiday Prezzies for Gift Inspiration!

Eco Chic

The collection of soap, oils, and aftershave is entirely handmade with organic and vegan ingredients. People Tree has a pretty incredible gifts section (all handmade and fair trade), with items at all kinds of price points, but my favorite piece for the holiday is this adorable cat jumper , made by a fair-trade artisan collective in Nepal. Soul Carrier ‘s bags are handmade in Leon, Mexico by a small, family-run business paid a fair wage.

How To Have an ECO Easter Part Two

Green Earth Journey

Guinevere is getting a wooden penguin and unicorn from Etsy seller Dadswoodentoys , they are handmade. The crochet eggs will be filled with Organic/Fair trade candy that we can find at our local Wegmans. I adjusted the pattern from the YouTube video I posted yesterday for the crochet eggs. Here are my adjustments, this is the first time I have tried to explain crochet, so please ask wuestions in the comments if you have them and I will get back to you and everyone else.

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Companies we love: The Base Project (and a Giveaway!)

Green Living Ideas

The Base Project works with local artisans to create beautiful fair trade bracelets made from upcycled water pipes. The Base Project has generously supplied Green Living Ideas with FOUR giveaway items for our awesome readers: three bracelets and one handmade bag from another collective in Ghana! Namibia is home to an expansive landscape, fantastical wildlife and thriving tribal cultures.

Eco Fashion Market Week Favorites from Designers & Agents: What We’ll Be Wearing This Fall

Eco Chic

Sixteen percent of the 238 designers in attendance were identified as green or ‘striving towards green-ness’ “achieved through ecologically sensitive practices and/or fair trade affiliation.” Totem Salvaged bags are made from recycled and vintage materials all handmade in California. Fair Fashion Aiayu Ampersand as Apostrophe d&a designers & agents f/w 2013 NYC RALEIGH Stewart + Brown Susan Woo Tailfeathers Totem Salvaged

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Armani & Others Pressured to Give Up Deadly Jeans

Green Prophet

An excellent report from the Fair Trade Center reveals the physiological impact that silica particles, inhaled, have on the body, and the extent to which the fashion industry is complicit in hundreds of deaths. Dria Peterson’s Handmade Creations. Versace caved to pressure to stop selling “killer&# sandblasted jeans. Will other brands follow suit? Blue jeans are getting uglier by the day.

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Wood Everything: Eco-Chick’s Holiday, 2015 Gift Guide #1

Eco Chic

All the products below are fair-trade, ethical, locally made, eco-friendly, low-impact, or (most likely) some combination of the previous. Carved Cases are handmade by a small company in Ohio—I love that each one comes with a postcard signed by all the employees. Our beloved and well-used (judging from the numbers of views and shares from past years) gift guide is BACK!

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