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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.)
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.
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 :)
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.