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Pal Craftaid is "a volunteer, non-profit ministry of compassion, hope, and healing for Palestinians." They sell beautiful olivewood crosses carved by Christians in the Holy Land.

Amani ya Juu "means 'Peace from Above'. "  They are a "social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women." They sew beautiful pastoral stoles.

Go Fish Clothing & Jewelry Co. is a clothing and jewelry store started by Christians who wanted to make a difference by "purchasing hand-crafted goods from the indigenous people of developing nations at their asking price."  They sell decorative wall crosses.

Rise (the name is inspired by Ezra 10:4) offers unique cross and stone bracelets, handcrafted in Haiti, perfect for Easter or anytime.

Anchored in Hope's mission is "to empower Haitian artisans to provide for their families with dignity. Our desire is to inspire hope for a better tomorrow through our reliance on the anchor that we have in Jesus Christ."  They sell beautiful wall art, carefully hammered out of 55-gallon metal oil drums, including some awesome Easter-themed pieces.

Market Haiti is " a market place designed to empower & market Haitian artisans in their work". They "are officially endorsed by the Apparent Project, and are also working with other artisans in Haiti to make a difference in the lives of working families."  They sell beautiful metal crosses, handcrafted by Haitian artisans.

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 offer Bible covers and bookmarks and cross necklaces, each with a story to tell.

 Ethical Easter Gifts

Serrv is "a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty."  They sell Easter gift bags and lots of bunnies, decorative eggs and Easter chocolates.  (To also find their products in a retail shop near you, click here.)

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 cross-themed jewelry, journals and decorations, perfect for Easter gifts.

A Sister’s Heart is "a socially minded business that uses art and design to provide economic and educational development for young Honduran women who have chosen to change the course of their lives."  They offer a beautiful Faith Cross Notecard Set perfect for Easter cards.  (I ordered a set - they are gorgeous cards :)

Easter.  The holiday when we celebrate Jesus' resurrection and remember how He died to save us.  Unfortunately many of the products sold at Easter time are made by exploiting people whom Jesus died for!  Much of the cocoa used to make Easter chocolates comes from West Africa, where trafficked children have been used in production.  And the Easter baskets and toys that fill them are often made in sweatshops in Asia.  Below are Easter and Christian gifts you can buy that show the love of Jesus!

Gifts with a Cause has a passion "to provide sustainable income to artisans in developing countries and connect people around the world with stories of positive change through Fair Trade practices."  They partner with World Vision.  They offer a wide variety of cross-themed jewelry and gifts.   Each product comes with the artisan's picture and story.

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."  Today they work with thousands of artisans in 38 countries. They sell Easter baskets, Easter cards and other Easter gifts.  (To also find their products in retail stores near you, click here.)

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 hand-knit stuffed bunnies as well as cross jewelry and other Christian gifts.  (To also find their products in retail store near you, click here.)

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 Christian and Gospel themed gifts.

HandUp Global Goods is a "non-profit enterprise dedicated to arming teens in Haiti with jobs, spiritual discipleship, and professional development."  Check out their beautiful macrame youth cross bracelets which provide a "hand up" instead of a "hand out" to young men transitioning out of orphanages!