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Shop with a mission is part of Heavenly Treasures whose "mission is to equip and assist people in developing countries to break the cycle of poverty through their handiwork and creativity."  They sell beautiful backpacks.

Hope Outfitters offers ethically made backpacks with 100% of the profits being donated to chosen charities.  By purchasing their products, you are joining with them in "making a difference that will last for all eternity."

Amani ya Juu "means 'Peace from Above'. "  They are a "social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women." They sewcute backpacks for preschool age kids.

Trades of Hope sells products made by women who "have been rescued from sex slavery. Others are raising handicapped children alone. Some are in war torn countries and others have HIV/AIDS and leprosy...with Trades of Hope's help, their story has changed from pain and struggle to a story of hope!"  They offer an adorable turtle backpack for kids..

Blessed Backpacks

Partners for Just Trade is a "non-profit, faith-based organization that builds partnerships between producers living in extreme poverty and consumers in North America."  They sell adorable animal backpacks for kids

(My 7-year-old loves his monkey backpack :)

Some brand name backpack companies have the subject of protests on college campuses

because of their use of sweatshops.  Below find backpacks which have been made in safe conditions for a livable wage and bring blessing to the lives of those who made them.  


Eternal Threads "mission is 'weaving hope and justice' to improve the lives of women and children who are at risk from extreme poverty and trafficking." They sell a beautiful hand-loomed drawstring backpack from Guatemala

WorldCraftsSM "develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world."  They sell an adorable butterfly backpack, perfect for girls.

Ten Thousand Villages, "the original fair trader", started 65 years ago with the Mennonite Central Committee.  They sell high-quality, handmade backpacks.  (To also find their products in a retail location near you, click here.)