Swahili Coast is a worker owned co-op in Tanzania specializing in beaded leather accessories. Swahili Coast founders, Caroline & Tony were living in Tanzania doing economic research.Read More
Genesis Fair Trade is a unique online marketplace featuring fair trade goods crafted by artisan partners dating back to 100 years. By purchasing from Genesis Fair Trade consumers are able to help support fair, sustainable employment while empowering artisans in Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru.Read More
Fair Anita invests in the future of women around the world through artisan empowerment. Fair Anita currently works with 8,000 artisans in 16 different countries creating fair trade goods and paying artisans three times the minimum wage.Read More
HandUp Global Goods works with teen orphans in Haiti by providing them with sustainable employment, opportunities to learn about financial literacy, and finding guidance through spiritual development.Read More
Landmine Design is empowering women in The Minefield Village situated between Cambodia and Thailand by providing training and employment. While sex-trafficking is prevalent in this area, Landmine Design is a safe haven for women to gain a sense of community while receiving a fair salary through jewelry creation.Read More
During my study abroad adventure to Haiti, we visited Haiti Design Co. Haiti Design Co. is a social enterprise bridging the gap between American consumers and artisan goods, creating steady employment and opportunity for Haitians. Haiti Design Co. is an incredible community with co-founders Chandler and Josh going above and beyond by focusing on the well-being and advancement of the whole person. Through multiple initiatives they train, house, and employ Haitian artisans.Read More
In 2001 Jarrod and Allison Brown were doing mission work in response to the hurricane that hit Central America. During this time they observed a need for opportunity mixed with a lack of economic stability. The two social entrepreneurs felt that God was encouraging them to help. In 2004 Jarrod and Allison officially founded Mission Lazarus, a non-profit focusing on education, medical, and agricultural outreaches serving Honduras and eventually expanding into Haiti in 2011.Read More
Want to "look good and save animals?" GoodBeads jewelry is carefully crafted with a love for nature and sustainable materials. For each piece of jewelry sold, GoodBeads donates $5 to a partnering nonprofit focusing on wildlife & conserving the environment.Read More
As many of you know I am in Haiti through my university's study abroad program. Today we visited the social enterprise of REBUILD Globally, Deux Mains Designs. The work done by Deux Mains Designs is incredible! Deux Mains Design creates shoes and accessories using locally sourced leather and recycled tires.Read More
The White Rainbow Project creates a safe space for widows in India to thrive. The ladies are empowered to provide for themselves through the creation of jewelry, scarves, and accessories.Read More
“We wanted to be a part of what was good and what was already working.” –Vanessa, co-founder of Fazl SocksRead More
Each BANDED product provides three meals for a child in Uganda, Latin America, or the Caribbean.
BANDED was inspired by a gap in the market place of headbands causing headaches. When BANDED was first designing their headbands, the team figured out a mechanism to fit children and adults pain free. This led to an innovative patent on BANDED’s headbands which have intricate pockets on the side of the headbands allowing for comfort and stability.
The BANDED team wanted to do more than just make a good product. They wanted to make an impact.Read More
Bohnd Bracelets sell bracelets that bring people together while encouraging individuals to embrace their unique stories. A portion of the bracelet profits are invested in young student entrepreneurs. My Bohnd Bracelet colors are green and pink. These colors serve as a reminder that despite the chaos taking place in the world, it is important to focus on loving one another.Read More
Founder of Karama, Dyan, felt called to start Young Life in Ethiopia. After making the move from Indiana to Africa, she started building relationships with community members. Dyan saw the need for livable wages after learning that many women were in undignified professions. Dyan started brainstorming how to create livable wages and noticed the wonderful craftsmanship in the local community. Dyan wanted to help grow the local craftsmanship business. She ordered silkworms and taught herself how to spin silk. Soon after learning her new skill, Dyan began teaching six women how to make scarves. The scarves were then shipped to women in the U.S. and sold.Read More
1220 BloomSt sells intricate, hand sewn accessories donating 25% of sales to hospice care in Nashville.
1220 BloomSt founder, Julie discovered her love for sewing in a high school. She continued developing her skills. After giving hand sewn gifts and receiving compliments on her work, she decided to start a business of her own, 1220 BloomSt. 1220 which represents the day that Julie came into her own and became the person she wanted to be and BloomSt which represents the flowers she creates blooming, symbolizing women embracing their full potential.Read More
Purpose Jewelry sells beautiful handcrafted jewelry created by survivors of human trafficking.
The social enterprise Purpose Jewelry was created as part of the non-profit International Sanctuary, which provides care and support for survivors. By selling jewelry, Purpose is able to provide funding for their sister non-profit, International Sanctuary, while teaching survivors skills of employment.Read More