Supporting Refugees Around The World Through Education & Meaningful Employment

Here at The Good Trade, we've been sobered by political actions taken to shut out those who are suffering. In a world where over 28,000 people are forcibly displaced every day as a result of conflict or persecution, there has never been a more important time to use our collective voice to support values of inclusion, diversity and love.

We feel emboldened to search for and support organizations dedicated to protecting those refugees and immigrants who are searching for a safe haven and a hopeful future. These 7 brands are offering new hope and new beginnings through employment and education initiatives for refugees worldwide.


1. Liberti

Product Line | Jewelry
Based In | USA
Supporting Refugees | In the USA through employment & apprenticeships

Liberti's mission and message is powerfully timely—look beyond their stunning jewelry designs, and you will see new beginnings for resettled refugees here in the United States. Every Liberti purchase directly supports the <1% of refugees who have escaped camps abroad. Each piece is handcrafted in the USA, empowering resettled refugees through trade training that lasts a lifetime. Liberti's collections are unique, modern, and versatile, inspired by America's stand for freedom and her natural beauty.

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2. The Little Market

Product Line | Home goods, gifts, soaps & bath salts
Based In | Los Angeles, CA & Internationally
Supporting Refugees | Resettled in the US and abroad

The Little Market is one of our favorite places to shop for gifts with a story. This nonprofit global marketplace, founded by Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla, is dedicated to raising the economic stability of women around the world. Look for hand-poured candles, fair trade bags, stunning baskets and more—all made by refugees, directly empowering them and their communities.

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3. Retea

Product Line | Tea
Based In | USA
Supporting Refugees | Through partnerships with refugee education programs

Refugee education programs are severely underfunded, leaving millions of children and young adults without access to an education. Retea partners with nonprofit organizations to help fund education programs. Every Retea pouch sold provides a refugee child with up to 10 hours of education. These purchases add up to make a life-changing impact for someone in need.

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4. Global Goods Partners

Product Line | Home goods & jewelry
Based In | New York, NY
Supporting Refugees | Malian artisans seeking refuge in Burkina Faso

Global Goods Partners is a Fair Trade Federation member organization creating positive impact in communities all over the world. Their Design For Peace collection provides income to Malian artisans living as refugees in Burkina Faso, and allows them to learn new techniques, become self-reliant, and have access to a larger, secure international marketplace for their goods.

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5. SEP Jordan

Product Line | Women’s accessories & home decor
Based in | Palestine
Supporting Refugees | In the Middle East through employment

SEP Jordan creates high-end accessories that are the result of a passion for fashion and belief in the intrinsic value of the human touch. All embroidery work is done by hand in the refugee camp of Jerash by nearly 500 women. Each piece is hand embroidered by a single talented artist who continues the time-honoured, cross-stitch technique that has been passed down from generation to generation.

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6. Joggo

Product Line | Messenger bags & backpacks
Based In | Canada
Supporting Refugees | Through partnerships with refugee education programs

The Joggo messenger bag was created with a passion to make a positive impact in our world. The bags are ethically made in a fair trade certified cooperative of women entrepreneurs in Nepal and a portion of proceeds are given to CARE Canada, providing effective and useful education and training for refugees all over the world.

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7. GAIA

Product Line | Apparel, jewelry, bags & accessories
Based In | Dallas, TX
Supporting Refugees | Resettled women refugees in Dallas, TX

GAIA’s artisans will inspire you with their bright and colorful handmade goods. Based in Dallas, TX, GAIA employs women refugees who have resettled in the city, offering fair wages, training, and career development to help the women towards self-sufficiency in their new country. GAIA also uses vintage and sustainable materials whenever possible, creating the ultimate win-win-win gift for your a loved one—or a treat for yourself.

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Header image: Natural Woven Baskets from The Little Market


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