The past few holiday seasons I’ve typically been living in a dorm or smaller apartment, so I haven’t had too many Christmas decorations. This morning I spent a few hours browsing the internet to figure out how to decorate ethically and sustainably. I wanted to invest in quality Christmas decorations that would last us years. Here are a few places I found that might be of interest to you if you’re looking to spruce up your tree with a touch of ethical and sustainable goodness.
Ten Thousand Villages has an excellent selection of fair trade Christmas tree ornaments to choose from ranging from unique to more traditional. With a wide variety of ethical garlands, Ten Thousand Villages is a great place to start decorating your tree. Their price points will keep you on budget this holiday season.
West Elm has a fabulous line of Fair Trade certified products including stockings, Christmas tree ornaments, tree skirts, home goods, and more. This is a great one stop shop for ethical decorations. Their Fair Trade and Sustainably Sourced items are easily marked with graphics allowing customers to quickly pick-out the decorations that make a difference.
You can easily find some secondhand Christmas lights that are affordable and work like a charm at your local secondhand store. One time I even got super lucky and found a Christmas tree with lights for $1! YA. You just never know what you’re going to find!
Novice has a huge selection of fair trade ornaments and tree toppers. This interactive site allows customers to read about the specific group or person that made the ornament before purchasing.
Fair Trade Winds has some fun felt ornaments, garland, and wreaths that will add a fair trade festive touch to your home.
Fair Indigo has a unique variety of beautifully crafted metal ornaments to add a bit of fair trade shine to your tree.