Fair Trade Gift Ideas for Christmas and Beyond
With Christmas being such a commercial holiday (aren’t they all?), it can be difficult to find true fair trade gifts. We’ve come up with some fair trade Christmas gift ideas that will please the most active activist! If you’ve already purchased your December holiday gifts, why not surprise that special someone with a basket full of fair trade gifts for the New Year.
The most festive and unique item on our list is the adorable, felted, gingerbread house birdhouse. It is designed to be used outside with your wild birds. Wild Woolies are sold by Gifts with Humanity. Wild Woolies is a brand of dZi Handmade Designs who provide economic stability, safe working conditions, and living wages for over 300 felt and knit artisans living in the Kathmandu valley. dZi is a founding member of The Fair Trade Federation. Felt is naturally mold resistant and dries quickly.
Lake Champlain Hot Chocolate is Fair Trade Certified and Vegan.
Weaver’s coffee is fair trade certified and organic.
NOVICA was founded in 1999 by a group of people from around the world, including Andy Milk, Charles Hachtmann, Michael Burns, Mina Olivera and Jose Cervantes. Novica likes to be known as the Global Happiness Community.
What does Fair Trade Certified mean?
FAIR TRADE USA | Fair Trade Certified™ products directly support a better life for farmers and farm workers in the developing world through fair prices, community development and environmental stewardship. Through Fair Trade, small farmer organizations market their own harvests through direct, longterm contracts with international buyers, learn how to manage their businesses and compete in the global marketplace. For some products, Fair Trade welcomes estates and plantations that are committed to social responsibility, community development, and environmental stewardship to participate for the benefit of their workers. Small farmers and farm workers benefit from premiums that allow them to invest in building their communities and bettering their lives.