99 Small Shops We Love To Support From All Around The World
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One of our favorite aspects of holiday shopping? Supporting the small and local businesses around the world—and in our very own communities! Brick and mortar for the sustainable win.
If you’re looking for a special gift this year that gives back to local artisans and small businesses, we have you covered with our roundup of 99 small businesses from around the world to shop throughout the holidays (and during the rest of the year, too!). These brands represent everything we love about sustainability—from small and local production to ethical practices and fair labor standards. We’re positive you’ll find dozens of new sustainable brands to add to your holiday shopping radar—and you might even find some new favorites for the rest of the year, too.
Have another sustainable brand or small business that you love? Let us know in the comments!
Small Shops In Africa
1. LRNCE | A Marrakesh-based lifestyle brand for textiles, ceramics, art, and sandals.
2. Sama Sama | Sustainable basics made from natural fibers, prioritizing fair wage practices.
3. Banke Kuku | Lagos-based luxury loungewear.
4. La Basketry | Baskets, homeware, and DIY kits made by Senegalese artisans.
5. Tshepo | South African ready-to-wear denim brand with minimal waste practices.
6. Lubanzi Wines | Socially conscious, minimal-intervention wine from South Africa.
7. Sole Rebels | Sustainable, original, casual footwear from Ethiopia.
8. Çoise | Small South African line of high-quality wardrobe staples offering alteration services.
9. Divine Chocolate | Certified B-corp chocolate company co-owned by a cooperative of thousands of chocolate farmers in Ghana.
10. AGA Culture | Colorful clothing, furniture, and accessories based in Nigeria and inspired by Africa’s many vibrant cultures and a more thoughtful way of life.
11. Nette Rose | Small-batch South African lingerie handmade in Cape Town.
12. Coral Bloom | Sustainably sourced homeware, stationary, and accessories celebrating the biodiversity of South Africa.
13. Alaffia | Natural skincare and haircare products with ingredients from women-led co-ops in West Africa.
14. Me & B | Mother and daughter-run fashion label from Cape Town, focused on ethical and inclusive fashion.
15. Indego Africa | Homegoods, baskets, and bags handmade by artisans in Rwanda and Ghana.
Small Shops in Asia
16. Danha | Korea fashion brand highlighting traditional Korean patterns, eco-friendly fabrics, and upcycling.
17. Five Elements | Handmade, curated home goods from artisans across Asia.
18. Vahdam India | Sustainably sourced fair trade teas from India.
19. Pleats Mama | Pleated, durable tote bags made of recycled plastic bottles.
20. Lhamour | Natural, sustainable skincare products handmade in Mongolia.
21. Ki Lee | Seoul-based accessories brand focused on sustainable materials and leather alternatives.
22. Sarah’s Bag | Luxury bags handmade in Lebanon.
23. From Tiny Islands | Chic Indonesian jewelry brand with dainty, minimalist designs.
24. Sansho | This online shop sells ceramics, textiles, lighting, and other home decor all handmade in Japan.
25. Hadasity | Singapore-based handmade wired art jewelry.
26. Ippodo Tea | 300-year-old family-run tea company in Kyoto with expertly selected tea blends.
27. Continew | Bags, shoes, and accessories made from upcycled automobile interiors.
28. Musubi Kiln | Selling a wide range of Japanese dinnerware, flatware, and drinkware, Musubi Kiln also supports young Japanese craftspeople to keep traditions alive.
29. Ziran | Modern streetwear with sustainable silk handmade in a village in southern China.
30. Japanese Pottery Net | Browse handmade pottery from Japanese artists at this marketplace that ships worldwide.
Small Shops in Australia
31. Raglan Food Co. | “Lifting the Vibe” on plant-based eating, the New Zealand company sells coconut yogurt, kefir, and vegan condiments.
32. El Adrift | Sustainable swimwear made from repurposed ocean waste in Far North Queensland, Australia.
33. Bed Threads | This carbon-neutral company sells high-quality, affordable linen bedding, plus other home goods.
34. Orchard St. | Sydney based wellness and spiritual brand offering juices, plant medicine, crystals, and incense.
35. Tasteology | Family-run business selling flavored salts, oils, and other elevated kitchen staples.
36. Who Gives a Crap | One of our fav brands (they sell in the US, Europe, and Canada too!) This B Corp company sells bamboo and recycled toilet paper, and donates 50% of proceeds to help build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world.
37. Seljak | Closed-loop recycled wool blankets—they’ll even spin your old wool blanket into new yarn.
38. Tsuno | Bamboo fiber sanitary pads and tampons—plus, they donate half their profits to women-focused charities.
39. The Little Hand Stirred Jam Shop | Handmade jams, preserves, honey, and other condiments.
40. Kester Black | B-corp certified clean nail polish and makeup.
41. T Totaler | Environmentally conscious loose-leaf tea.
42. Kat the Label | Elevated and ethically made lingerie from Melbourne.
43. Mahō Sensory | Founder Joshua Tong was inspired by family tradition for this elevated line of incense sticks.
44. Pod & Parcel | Compostable Nespresso-compatible coffee pods roasted in Melbourne.
45. Fame & Partners | Made-to-order tailors womens clothing.
Small Shops in Europe
46. Tartan Blanket Co. | Recycled wool blankets, scarves, and more from a family-run Scottish lifestyle shop
47. Elephas | Paris-based cosmetics brand using African-sourced natural ingredients whose proceeds benefit elephant conservation.
48. Soft and Wet | Small, independent Italian brand specializing in whimsical underwear and swimwear.
49. EcoFurn | Traditionally made Nordic wooden furniture like chairs, tables, and kitchen products.
50. Papier Tigre | This sustainable stationary company manufactures its notebooks, made with recycled paper, in its Paris workshop.
51. Swedish Stockings | Zero-waste stockings, pantyhose, and socks made from cotton and recycled materials, unlike nylon pantyhose.
52. Astier de Villatte | Perfumes and vintage-inspired ceramics made in their parisian workshop.
53. Libeco | High-quality Belgian linen products like apparel, upholstery, and household linens.
54. Folkdays | Berlin-based contemporary fair trade jewelry, accessories, and apparel.
55. Kings of Indigo | A leader in sustainable denim, the brand uses almost 100% sustainable materials for the men’s and women’s clothing lines.
56. Jan ‘N June | GOTS-certified clothing and home goods brand, manufacturing in Poland.
57. Youswim | Swimsuits for life! This UK brand makes magical swimwear that adapts with your body so you never need to buy a new suit again. Seven sizes in one, and sustainable fabric too!
58. L’enevers | Spanish brand for sustainable knitwear.
59. Flânerie | Parisian-inspired U.K. skincare brand with a slow living ethos.
60. Zsirai Winery | Small winemaker in Northeast Hungary owned and operated by Kata Zsirai.
61. Pukka | Certified B-corp herbs and teas from the U.K.
62. Nae | Portuguese footwear and accessories brand that uses leather alternatives like recycled tires, cork, and pineapple leaf fiber.
63. Lucy Bee | Fair-trade soaps, skincare, and body care made in the U.K.
64. Nude. | Underwear and swimwear made of recycled materials in Portugal and Spain.
65. Dilly Socks | Swiss brand for colorful organic cotton socks.
Small Shops in North America
66. Big Bud Press | LA-based clothing label with ethical and local manufacturing practices with cotton fabrics and natural dyes.
67. Fat and the Moon | Handcrafted natural and herbal and cosmetic products with conscious sourcing and low-waste packaging.
68. Ahal | Skincare combining herbal medicine with scientific technology—they use biodegradable packaging and collaborate with indigenous communities for ingredients.
69. Rex Design | Handmade ceramics and mixed media inspired by the beauty of everyday life. We love the ceramic travel mugs!
70. The Bright Angle | Home decor and dishware made in North Carolina using locally sourced materials.
71. Aunt Fannie’s | Natural cleaning products like kitchen and bathroom cleaners, soaps, and pest solutions.
72. Knotwork | Unique and useful home goods designed and made in LA by hand.
73. Harvest & Mill | Organic basics grown, milled, designed, and sewn in the U.S.
74. Wanderruff | Dog essentials like leashes and collars made from recycled plastic.
75. FUTURA Jewelry | New York-based jewelry brand handcrafting pieces with mercury-free 18kt Certified Fairmined Ecological gold.
76. Flor de Venus | Witchy hand-poured soy candles corresponding to different stages of the lunar calendar.
77. Carla Fernandez | Mexico City-based fashion house selling clothes, accessories, and homegoods, and dedicated to preserving the textile legacy of indigenous and mestizo Mexican communities.
78. Nube | Sustainable activewear manufactured in the U.S. from recycled materials.
79. Homebird | One of our favorite small brands in CAD for sustainable bedding, towels, and blankets.
80. LoredAna | Natural and organic cosmetics in the style of old Mexican pharmacies.
81. Fulton | Shoe insoles shouldn’t be boring! This carbon-negative small biz is creating cute and comfy insoles (from cork!) to upgrade your sneakers.
82. Apse | Handmade minimalist jewelry for all genders. Based in Bellingham, WA.
83. Paridaez | Transitional women’s clothing made in Massachusetts and New York.
84. Saint | Toronto-based clean beauty brand that partners with organic farms.
85. V Smiley Preserves | This woman- and queer-owned business creates jams and marmalades with local ingredients in Vermont. Consider this your breakfast upgrade!
Small Shops in South America
86. VOZ | B-corp clothing made by Mapuche weavers in southern Chile.
87. Osklen | Brazilian sustainable men’s and women’s clothing.
88. Makua | Colombian jewelry brand working with indigenous artisan women for contemporary pieces made with ancestral techniques.
89. Cãna | Brazilian maker of cachaça, a distilled liquor made from fermented sugar cane juice and the most popular spirit in Brazil.
90. Ayni | Peruvian-Danish clothing with materials ethically sourced from Peru.
91. Zuahaza | Home textiles made by artisans in Colombia with locally sourced materials like organic cotton and natural dyes.
92. Eccora | Organic Colombian skincare, hair care, and body care products with sustainable sourcing.
93. Calmo | Home goods and wool, silk, and linen apparel, all handcrafted in Uruguay.
94. Entreaguas | Colombian swimwear and coverups, handmade by artisans.
95. Cariuma | Brazil-based sustainable casual footwear for men and women.
96. 80e8 | Experimental home goods from São Paulo.
97. Moye | Home decor brand by two Colombian sisters, producing recyclable wallpapers with nontoxic inks and natural textiles.
98. Ela Luz | Non-toxic makeup, hair, and body products by Brazilian influencer Camila Coelho.
99. Ovo | Eclectic and modern Brazilian home goods brand.
Natalie Gale is a Boston-based freelance journalist. When she’s not writing about art, food, or sustainability, you can find her biking to the farmers’ market, baking, sewing, or planning her next Halloween costume. Say hi on Instagram!