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Ten Thousand Villages, "the original fair trader", started in 1946.  They sell  Learn to Crochet Kits.  They also offer Twisty Snippers, perfect for craft scissors. (To also find their products in retail locations near you, click here.)

KidKnits motto is “You’re never too young to change a life on the other side of the world.”  KidKnits sells craft kits for kids and purchases the yarn from women in Rwanda and Chile who desperately need the income.  They also offer handspun yarn for crafters. Each skein of yarn comes with the story of the woman who spun it.

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 sell craft kits for kids, including bead boxes, make-your-own bracelet kits and secret message bracelets.

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Papillon Enterprise is "creating jobs for mothers & fathers who don’t want to have to abandon their children to an orphanage because they can’t feed them."  They offer handmade bead kits for making your own bracelets or anklets.

The Village Country Store is "a fair trade gift shop offering high quality unique handcrafted and handmade artisan gifts and crafts from around the globe."  They offer a set of carved block prints to make your own designs!

 Crafts for a Cause

31 Bits sells jewelry handmade by women rising out of poverty in Uganda and Indonesia.  They offer jewelry kits for kids to make their own jewelry, featuring their beautiful handmade beads.

The Sparrow Studio's goal "is to create a marketplace for handmade jewelry, accessories, and home decor from a cooperative of women in Africa."  They sell loose paper beads for use in craft projects.

Education and More, "a Christian nonprofit organization, strives to reduce poverty in Guatemala by providing educational opportunities for students of all ages and by helping those we serve earn a fair income."  They sell weaving looms, including looms for children and beautiful, eco-friendly cotton yarn.

Serrv is "a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty."  They sell hand-carved Indian wood block print sets for hand-stamping paper or textiles.

If you are in search of ethically made fabrics for sewing projects, check out

Cloud 9 Fabrics, Threadbare Fabrics, Cedar House Fabrics or Spoonflower.

Do you enjoy crafts but struggle finding ethically-made supplies?  It can be difficult to figure out which craft products come from sweatshops or are made with cotton sourced from fields

using forced child labor.  But below find craft materials you can trace right to the source and

know that your purchase is supporting a good cause!