As the Christmas holiday gains momentum, your list grows longer and time begins to dwindle. The gift ideas you once had on the brain turn from, not a problem, to panic mode. No need to fret. We’ve got you covered. Trutogs has many unique and special Fair Trade gifts to make even those hardest to please, smile with amazement. But just in case you are unfamiliar with the benefits of Fair Trade, we have listed a few reasons to buy Fair Trade this Christmas.
- Fair Trade supports communities and artisans around the world by enabling them to receive livable and fair wages to cover home costs, education, health care and more.
- Fair Trade means that what you’re buying matters and is making a difference to people lives simply by purchasing handmade goods which can save a child’s life from the immorality of human trafficking.
- Fair Trade brings you closer to different communities and cultures around the world.
- Every piece is unique to where it was made, and carefully handcrafted by talented artisans.
- Fair Trade values the importance of protecting the environment because goods are made from sustainable and recycled materials.
If you are still not convinced, let's look at some of the awesome products that made our list of our top 10 Fair Trade gifts you are sure to love!
Inti Shoulder Bag
Our Peruvian collection of handmade knits is one of our favorite choices. We carry hand knitted scarves, gloves, hats and bags. This Inti Shoulder Bag is a perfect pick for the woman in your life that loves a great bag to carry essentials but also look special. She will love the feel of this natural dyed wool and leather combo and its adorable pom pom accents. This shoulder bag is made of an intricate backstrap weave design and accented with premium leather trim which features a woven strap lined in black leather. The Inti shoulder bag is great to carry small laptops and iPads. There are three colorways available. The best part about this product is the Andean women you help support with your purchase.
Free Her Necklace
Our newest partner Eternal Threads has an amazing handmade necklace called the “Free Her.” This was handcrafted by young Mongolian women rescued from sexual slavery. Their passion and way they want to give back is to make these powerful wire necklaces to help others to be inspired by their story. This is a gift for that compassionate friend or family member which can clearly empathizes with these women. You have two colorways in wire, silver or gold.
The Coffee Cozy is perfect for the coffee lover in your life. You may have more than one, so stock up! These were hand knitted by women in Albania who desperately need the income to support their families. These come in several colorways and can wrap around a regular sized coffee cup with or without handle.
The Chakra Necklace is made in Ecuador. It is part of our Faire Collection of jewelry which is made from a seed from a Tagua tree.
Tagua nut grows from the Ecuadorian Ivory Palm. In the dry season, the process lasts a few days to a week. During the rainy season it can take months for the seeds to dry to the point at which they can be used by the artisans to create Tagua jewelry. This unique and stunning necklace comes in several colorways.
Golden Grass Jewelry
Golden Grass jewelry is uniquely handmade by artisans in Brazil. What looks like gold is in fact simply grass. This grass is amazingly durable, strong, will not fade, and water does not stain. Golden Grass jewelry and accessory is very light and stunning, attracting attention for its charm, shine and artisan work. Bracelets and earrings that look like gold are virtually weightless. View our collection of earrings, bracelets and necklaces. You are sure to find something that will make someone smile.
These handmade crocheted bunny and bear dolls are a precious gift for any little one in your life. Your purchase of this hand-crocheted, cotton toy benefits women and their families living in poverty in rural areas of south India. Hand crafted with love, these crocheted bunnies and bears are sure to put a smile on any child's face. Colors will vary but not the happiness it will bring to a child.
Thai Tie Dye
Tie dying fabrics is a process which has been around for several decades. It has truly become an art form that is loved by many free spirited folks. Over the years, it has gained popularity and is accepted in many cultures as a great art expression of fashion and style. We have several Thai artisans which make fantastic clothing using natural dyes and fabrics. The result is stunning and unique in design.
Paper Bead Necklace
The turquoise paper bead necklace is made by Rosemary and her sister, Rachel, in Uganda. Their income helps provide school fees for their younger siblings. Its beautiful color and design will look great when paired with a t-shirt or blouse. This is a great gift for a special lady in your life.
A traveler and camper’s dream is any one of these LuminAid lights. We have 5 unique choices. They are high performing, inflatable solar lanterns. They twist flat into a compact, portable size that is easy to charge on-the-go or store in an emergency kit. It provides 75 lumens of bright LED light on Turbo mode and can run for up to 24 hours on the Low mode. Charge outside in direct sun for at least 10 hours or by micro USB input in 1-2 hours. LuminAID is the perfect choice for camping or using as emergency lighting in your home.
Red Thread Bracelet
The Red Thread Bracelet is a perfect stocking stuffer and a great gift of hope. These pretty red bracelets are made by rescued girls in Nepal. All the proceeds from the bracelet provide Fair Trade wages for the girls that make them, help support anti-trafficking border units and create safe houses.
Your purchase today not only helps our Fair Trade artisans around the globe but it supports and helps to fund missionaries who desire to spread the good news of Jesus! Now that's a reason to shop this holiday season!!