We recently added two new excellent retailers to our Fairly Friendly list.
Better Way Imports partners with suppliers who provide opportunity for victims of human trafficking. They offer a wide variety of bags and jewelry, plus printed t-shirts, cards, journals, gift bags and more.
BeadforLife works exclusively in Uganda, where they provide several programs to enhance employment opportunities, education, and health care, particularly for women and girls. They offer fun jewelry made from handmade recycled paper beads, loose beads for your own crafting projects, and personal care products made from Ugandan shea butter.
Both retailers are members of the Fair Trade Federation. The only principle each company failed to meet was not explicitly stating their practices in regard to child labor. However, as FTF members, they are required to meet standards about the appropriate involvement of children in production, which you can read more about on the Fair Trade Federation website.