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Serrv is "a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty." They sell ethically and beautifully made bedding, throws, pillows and rugs, as well as bedroom stools and tables. (To look for their products in a retail store near you, click here.)
Ten Thousand Villages started 65 years ago with the Mennonite Central Committee to "provide sustainable economic opportunities for artisans in developing countries by creating a viable marketplace for their products in North America." They sell beautiful pillows, blankets and bed covers as well as lamps and lampshades and mirrors and hampers and laundry baskets.
(Click here to also find their products in a retail location near you.)
Most bedding is made from cotton which unfortunately, is not always ethically produced.
(Go to our Cotton Corruption page to learn more.) But the beautiful bedding and other bedroom items you can purchase below are preventing exploitation at all levels of the supply chain!
Nomi Network, with their " Buy Her Bag Not Her Body" slogan, work in India and Cambodia "to create economic opportunities for survivors and women at risk of trafficking by providing training, product development, and marketing support." They sell beautiful pillow covers with a zippered back to add a pillow insert.
LivAfrika's mission "is to help support the women and children in South Africa who are affected by extreme poverty, HIV/AIDS and gender inequality." They offer handcrafted pillowcases with a funky street scene design.
WorldCraftsSM "develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world." Their "vision is to offer an income with dignity and the hope of everlasting life to every person on earth." They offer some very unique throws handmade by Indian women from recycled saris.
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 offer beautiful pillow covers, with handmade tassels and a matching tassel throw blanket.