Your 2016 Guide To Gifts That Give Back {For Women}

STAFF GUIDE | November 2016

Gifts That Give Back For Her

Buying ethically made gifts is a natural way to share a value for fair trade and artisan made goods with the people we love the most. This Guide To Gifts That Give back for the socially conscious woman in your life includes some of our favorite ethical brands committed to giving back, conservation of the planet and artisan craftsmanship. We feel each product carries a meaningful a story and does well by both people and planet. You might also like our Guide To Gifts That Give Back For Men and check out our collaborating sponsors of this year's ethical gift guide!

 

Jewelry With A Story 


1. Soft Diamond Hoop Earrings | Nisolo  
These uniquely shaped modern diamond hoops elevate any outfit and are lovingly handmade in Peru by Nisolo artisans. Perfect for the centered soul. 
Shop Online | $48

2. TrüRings | Hadley Frances Jewelry
Handmade locally in the foothills of Northern California by designer Hadley Frances, these handcrafted 14K gold rings and are designed to inspire the wearer to stay true to her heart. Perfect for the girl who loves gold. 
Shop Online | $325

3. Sun Setting Necklace | Ten Thousand Villages
This bombshell brass, half moon pendant with an embossed design was made by Cambodian artisans committed to preserving and rebuilding Cambodia’s rich cultural traditions, including bombshell jewelry-making.
Shop Online | $60

4. Mini Tag Necklace | FashionABLE
This perfectly tiny necklace can be personalized with a letter or mini character of your choice. Handmade by women in Nashville, TN who have overcome challenges ranging from prostitution to homelessness to addiction to a lack of opportunity
Shop Online | $44

5. Dusk Drops | PUPROSE Jewelry
The Dusk Earrings feature delicate tear drops with cascading crystal beads handcrafted by women in India. 100% of the proceeds benefit International Sanctuary, a nonprofit that provides holistic care for young women rescued from sex trafficking. This video powerfully communicates the meaning behind the jewelry.
Shop Online | $24

6. Thick Hammered Band | Nisolo
This hammered band was lovingly handmade in Peru by Nisolo artisans.  The perfect ring for making a subtle statement.
Shop Online | $34

7. Horn Line Ring | Soko
Handcrafted from cast recycled brass, we adore this horn line ring with a contrasting bone piece inserted as an accent. Soko’s jewelry supply chain increases income 5x for over 1300 marginalized artisans in the developing world.
Shop Online | $58

8. Shapes Bangle Set | Tribe Alive
This simple wire bangle shape set makes for the perfect elegant and minimalist layering set. The brass bangles are handmade with love by Tribe Alive artisans in Honduras.
Shop Online | $38

9. Eden Necklace | 31 Bits
The Eden combines disk-shaped paper beads that are hand rolled by artisans in Uganda, with brass accents that are handmade by artisans in Bali. Strung on a 14K Gold-filled chain.
Shop Online | $52

 

For The Home


1. Badala Tatu Tray | Redemption Market
Good things come in threes with this African hand carved tray. This gorgeous olive wood tray includes three paint dipped serving scoops in gunmetal gray. Made with love in Kenya by Badala artisans and perfect for the hostess.
Shop Online | $40

2. Satellite Bluetooth Speaker | LSTN
This mini speaker is but packed with enough punch to power the party. For every speaker sold, LSTN helps provide hearing aids to a person in need through the Starkey Hearing Foundation.
Shop Online | $100

3. Solid Gold Print | Mini Mioche
These smooth, white art prints are finished with gold foil ink and make the perfect nursery decor. mini mioche is obsessed with making simple ethically-made basics for kids and families.
Shop Online | $32

4. Triangles Espresso Set | MadeFAIR
This simple, modernist coffee set has been screen printed by artisans in Santiago, Chile. The fancy triangular handles offer a detailed finish to this adorable addition to any kitchen.
Shop Online | $25

5. Estrellas Rug | The Citizenry
This exquisite handwoven wool rug artfully mixes modern geometric design with the smooth flat-weave of traditional Peruvian style. Made by a Fair Trade cooperative of artisans, this exceptional piece takes almost two weeks to complete.
Shop Online | $1,475

6. Baker’s Modern Safari Chair | Rose & Fitzgerald
This chair preserves the iconic look of the early versions of the safari chair, while adding a modern appeal. This chair is masterfully handcrafted in Uganda’s capital of Kampala with a focus on quality materials by Sseko artisans.
Shop Online | $975

7. Gold Foil Pocket Notebook | Ames & Oates
For the girl boss who is always jotting down thoughts, this USA made pocket notebook is her perfect go-to. 10% of each gift order is donated to provide children access to quality education through a partnership with Pencils of Promise.
Shop Online | $10

8. Atesby Votive Candle | Enrou
This minimal glass votive candle is surrounded by a ring of brass, adding an extra touch of elegance. Each candle comes with a story card of the woman who made it.
Shop Online | $34

9. Acacia Planter | 48 & Sea
Designed locally in Kansas City, MO this geometric planter is the perfect addition to any indoor succulent garden. Made by independent artists to bring you beautifully designed, handmade products for the home.
Shop Online | $44

 

Ethically Made
Apparel & Accessories


1. Light Grey Baby Alpaca Pullover | HOPE Made In The World
This oversized, easy fit V-Neck pullover is made from 100% baby alpaca is crafted by artisans and designers from in Peru. HOPE is a recognition that we are united by our ideals, and that quality doesn’t care much about borders.
Shop Online | $150

2. Cordoba Backpack | Nisolo
For the everyday adventure, this timeless, elevated, and practical backpack is in it for the long haul. Handmade with vegetable tanned leather by Nisolo artisans in a state of the art facility in Leon, Mexico.
Shop Online | $238

3. Silk Sleep Set | Everlane
Comfortably sexy, this silk sleep set is the perfect excuse for staying in. Skilfully made in this silk factory in Hangzhou, China.
Shop Online | $78

4. House Slippers | Chilote
Chilote House Shoes are beautiful, soft and perfectly warm for winter months. Each pair is made “slow” with care and pride by independent artisan women in Patagonia doing what they know and love – knitting.
Shop Online | $72

5. The Cashmere V-Neck Midi Dress | Everlane
Warm, soft, and lightweight, this midi dress is exceptionally elegant and comfortable. Made in Dongguan, China in this factory.
Shop Online | $78

6. The Charlie | Krochet Kids Intl.
‘The Charlie’ is knit from Peruvian sourced baby alpaca by Krochet Kids artisans, knit to curate elevated softness and maximum warmth. The silhouette sits tall and features a broad cuff detailed with the KK intl. patch. Enter GOODTRADE at checkout for $25 off any order through December 31, 2016. 
Shop Online | $50

7. Mamuye Tote In Pewter | SocietyB
Classic, timeless and functional this pewter tote goes with any look for any occasion. Handcrafted by artisans in Ethiopia with minimally processed leather.
Shop Online | $178

8. Patent Leather Smoking Shoe | Nisolo
This Patent Leather Smoking Shoe's comfort and minimalist design adds a touch of classic to any outfit. Lovingly handmade in Peru by Nisolo artisans.
Shop Online | $148

9. Ice Pink Dolce Soft Bra | Azura Bay
The Dolce soft bralette features cotton and chevron lace trimming, adjustable straps, soft wire-free cups and a chevron lace pattern. Ethically made in Italy and proceeds of each order to help restore and protect our environment and support health and human rights programs for women and girls worldwide.
Shop Online | $59

 

Print To Inspire


1. Issue 04 | Conscious Magazine
Issue 04 of Conscious Magazine was inspired by Malala Yousafzai when she said: "When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful." With this at the core of every story, the magazine highlights individuals, organizations and the innovative ideas dedicated to changing the conversation and creating stronger communities.
Shop Online | $14

2. The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living | Nathan Williams
Kinfolk founder Nathan Williams showcases how embracing that same ethos—of slowing down, simplifying your life, and cultivating community—allows you to create a more considered, beautiful, and intimate living space.
Shop Online | $24

3.  Volume 3: Havana | Drift Magazine
Havana: a coffee-growing, coffee-guzzling country on the brink of change. Volume 3 is about what it is like to drink coffee in Havana, past and present, a palm tree-packed tropical city with as much gusto as the coffee it offers.
Shop Online | $24

4. Issue 17: Time | Darling Magazine
Issue 17 of Darling Magazine looks at the power of time in our lives. How we can hold onto it, harness it and intentionally live within its constraints in a beautiful, free-flowing and efficient way.
Shop Online | $20

5. Baconish: Sultry and Smoky Plant-Based Recipes  | Leinana Two Moons
Everything tastes better with bacon. Now you can enjoy that salty, smoky, crispy yum made with healthy plant-based ingredients. With the ingenious recipes in Baconish, you can have your bacon and your health, too.
Shop Online | $15

6. Thrive | Kamea Chayne
An environmentally conscious lifestyle guide to better health and true wealth. We love this one-stop-read for those seeking a comprehensive introductory guide to sustainable living.
Shop Online | $13

7.  The Sprouted Kitchen |  Sara Forte
Sprouted Kitchen food blogger Sara Forte showcases 100 tempting recipes that take advantage of fresh produce, whole grains, lean proteins, and natural sweeteners—with vivid flavors and seasonal simplicity at the forefront.
Shop Online | $15

8.  Simple Matters | Erin Boyle
For anyone looking to declutter, organize, and simplify, author Erin Boyle shares practical guidance and personal insights on small-space living and conscious consumption. 
Shop Online | $14

9.  Essential Essays | The Minimalists
From simple living, decluttering, and finances, to passion, health, and relationships, ESSENTIAL is for anyone who desires a more intentional life..
Shop Online | $13