Meghan is one of the forces behind the Crafted Fairly blog, a lifestyle destination highlighting the efforts and discoveries of a modern family trying to go fair trade, recycled, and DIY.
1. Creative Women ::: Stripes Bath Sheet
Creative Women is a fair trade company committed to providing sustainable jobs in Ethiopia, Morocco, and Bolivia. They are long-term partners with artisans who work in women-led small businesses, family enterprises, and community cooperatives. Their high-quality, simple designs are beautifully handwoven for a unique look and feel. This is the very best bath sheet/summer throw we have found.
2. Krochet Kids ::: Maya Long Sleeve ::: $54.95
Krochet Kids works with highly vulnerable women who live in poverty-stricken regions of the world. Their programs empower women with the resources to rise above poverty forever. Each piece is hand-signed by the women that made it!. Krochet Kids used to be known primarily for their unique hats but has since expanded into clothing that is stylish yet classic.
3. Baggu ::: Basic Tote in Molasses ::: $160.00
Baggu is an environmentally conscious bag company. All of their leather bags are made in the good old U. S. of A.! I Love this carryall tote in all of the colors but this molasses gets better and better with use.
4. All Aboard ::: All Aboard Plank
Originally shown on our site (craftedfairly.com) as a tutorial, these boards are now being produced here on the North Shore of Massachusetts. If you want the real deal and also want to support an incredible friend of ours who took over the making of the boards and is a refugee from Ethiopia, then buy these boards that are made from recycled wood. They are currently available from us at Lula's Pantry.
5. Senda ::: Valor Training Soccer Ball ::: $29.99
Every Senda ball is part of a bigger mission to improve lives. By choosing this fair trade soccer ball, you help provide improved livelihoods for workers and better opportunities for their families.
6. TEGU ::: Prism Pocket Pouch ::: $25.00
Tegu is a for-profit company that is dedicated to having a positive social impact through their business in Honduras. The wood for these beautiful blocks is ethically harvested and another tree is planted in its place. This is a kid's toy that looks like a sculpture and inspires creativity.
7. Jameson Woodworks ::: JJ's Lock Back Knife Kit ::: $9.95
This is another one of our go-to favorite kids presents! These wooden knives are made in the USA and are so much fun to assemble and customize.
8. Alaffia ::: Triple Milled Shea Butter Soap ::: $4.49
The goal of this incredible company is to alleviate poverty and encourage gender equality in Africa. Their soaps, lotions, and baskets are thoughtfully designed with combinations of color and herbs that are complex and unique.