Note: As of the beginning of 2014, we are no longer actively maintaining or adding to the directory in its current form. However, much of the info you will find is still accurate, so feel free to look! Stay tuned to the blog as we work on new ways to present ethical shopping options.

How to Use the Directory

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7 LoavesHome décor, Housewares, Accessories, Jewelry, StationeryFinely crafted jewelry, bamboo baskets and trays, handmade stationary, home dining décor and kitchen necessities, fashion bags and accessoriesModerate–ExpensiveThey sell high quality products made by co-ops and artisans, mostly certified by IFAT.
A Fair WorldAccessories, JewelryArtisan-made handbags and jewelry from Africa and AsiaInexpensive–ExpensiveFair Trade Federation, World Fair Trade OrganizationFollow WFTO standards in employing women artisans
American ApparelClothing, Shoes, Accessories, Bath & BodyCasual styles for men, women, and children ranging from basic to trendyModerateMajority of products manufactured in ethical facilities in California. Facilities feature many employee benefits including an on-site medical clinic.
Art of TeaBeveragesVarious varieties of teaModerateGreen America Green Business NetworkSells a substantial collection Fair Trade Certified teas. Professes to have been following fair trade practices from the company's outset, and that it is in the process of helping several tea estates become FT certified.
Artisans' World MarketplaceAccessories, Bath & Body, Home Décor, Stationery, ToysHandmade, ethnic products from around the world.UnknownFair Trade Federation, Green America Approved BusinessSupports disaster relief and education.
Butterfly MamaClothing, Accessories, Jewelry, Home DécorProducts are for women and have an earthy, "hippie" styleModerateWebsite has a "Just Fair Trade" section—products outside that section not guaranteed to meet our standards
Cards from AfricaStationeryHandmade greeting cards, bookmarks, and art paperModerateFair Trade Federation, World Fair Trade OrganizationCards made from recycled paper, employment provided to 18+ year old orphans
Cheppu HimalClothing, GiftsHandicrafts, yoga and medidation supplies, and clothing handmade in NepalUnknownDonates a portion of proceeds to a school on the workshop's grounds, provides scholarships to students
Choice Organic TeasBeveragesWide variety of Fair Trade Certified teas, available in bags, pyramids, or loose leafModerateAll teas are certified USDA Organic and Kosher; many products are Fair Trade CertifiedOnly Fair Trade Certified products from this retailer are guaranteed to meet our criteria. Company partnered with Fair Trade USA to write the guidelines for Fair Trade tea certification.
DolmaAccessories, Home Décor, StationeryScarves, bags, tablecloths, and stationery made in India and NepalModerateFair Trade FederationDonates 15% of profits to schools for needy children; carbon offsets its website
Freedom StonesJewelryBeaded necklaces, bracelets, and earrings in classic and ethnic stylesModerateIn process of applying for Fair Trade Federation membershipProducts are made as vocational training for people at risk of/victims of human trafficking
Global GiftsAccessories, Bath & Body, Jewelry, Food, Beverages, Home Décor, Gifts, Toys, StationeryArtisan-made jewelry, scarves, decorative items, greeting cards, bags and more from many different countries, plus fair trade chocolate, coffee, and teaInexpensive to ModerateStore is non-profit and staffed by volunteers
Made by SurvivorsAccessories, Jewelry, Home Décor, StationeryHandmade jewelry, notecards, neckties/scarves, and cushion covers, cotton, silk, buffalo/goat skin or woven recycled wallets and bags.ModerateGreen America Green Business NetworkProducts are made by women rescued from slavery and human trafficking. Made by Survivors is part of a non-profit that sponsors and supports several projects for child survivors' education, business projects for adults, and also counseling/medical/emergency assistance.
NationWaresAccessories, bath & body, jewelry, toysColorful, ethnic style. Bags, belts, headbands, jewelry and more. Products are made of natural materials.Inexpensive to moderateNoneHas programs that equip people with physical/development disabilities, HIV/AIDS, and those living in extreme poverty.
People TreeClothing, Accessories, JewelryClassic, contemporary, on-trend styles for men and women, with some designer collections. For women: dresses, tops, sweaters, skirts, pants, loungewear, bags, jewelry, belts, hats, scarves, mittens, socks. For men: shirts, sweaters, pants.Moderate to ExpensiveWorld Fair Trade Organization, Fairtrade Foundation, Soil AssociationUses organic cotton in many products, has proactive environmental practices, supports education in producer communities, leading member of WFTO
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How to Use

To use our directory, we recommend using the search box to find what you are looking for. All products sold by retailers in the directory fall into the following categories:

  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Housewares
  • Home Décor
  • Gifts
  • Toys
  • Jewelry
  • Accessories
  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Bath & Body
  • Stationery
  • Promotional Products

Simply type one of the above categories in the search box and hit “Search,” and the guide will be filtered to show only retailers that sell those products. To clear your search, simply hit the “Search” button with nothing typed into the search box. This will reset the list.

Read the Product Description of each retailer for more detailed information on the specific style or target audience of the products. Each retailer’s price range is designated as Inexpensive (most items under $10-$12), Moderate (what you would expect to pay at a standard retail store), or Expensive (significantly more than you would expect to pay at a standard retail store).

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