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2nd Story Goods is a subsidiary of Much Ministries and works in a small town in Haiti to provide much needed jobs and hope to their community by paying a livable wage to the artisans who make their goods. They offer a variety of cute baby gifts, including booties, bibs, blankets, mobiles and pillows.
Hope Outfitters designs and sells ethically made infant and toddler tees and onesies (sizes newborn - 5T) with 100% of the profits being donated to chosen charities. With their "Buy 1 Give 100" plan, they have "healed the sick, sheltered the homeless, rescued girls out of human trafficking, provided clean water, granted money to adopting families, and so much more..." By purchasing their cool T-shirts, you are joining with them in "making a difference that will last for all eternity." (I ordered their "Daughter of the King" and "Mighty Warrior" onesies as baby gifts and they are adorable!!)
The Mercy House Shop is "a global marketplace and the beautiful products in this shop are made by women empowered by Mercy House Global." They "engage women through maternity homes in Kenya and employment through Fair Trade Friday in more than 15 countries all around the world." They sell Fair Trade Baby Bundles, perfect for baby shower gifts.
Amani ya Juu "means 'Peace from Above'. " They are a "social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women." Every adorable baby item is obviously made with love. They offer everything from diaper bags to baby books to rattles. They even have a gift registry! (I bought their bibs for my little girls and they are the best bibs I have ever used!)
For those of you who struggle buying products for your baby made by women who are not paid enough to buy such items for their own children, here are links to baby clothes and toys you can feel good about purchasing! Here also you can find some great ethically-sourced baby shower gifts!
Krochet Kids began with the incredible story of three college-age guys who liked to crochet sharing that skill with refugee women in Uganda. "Every purchase impacts a life and every product is hand-signed by the lady who made it." They sell adorable baby hats, onesies, blankets and booties (I was blown away by the quality of the onesie and hat set I ordered and so was the new mom I gave it to!).