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I wish I could say that below you could find shopping links for ethical electronics.  Unfortunately, to date,
I have been unable to find any such thing.  Even the laptop I am typing this on (bought used off of Craigslist!) was likely made in a sweatshop in Asia, using minerals obtained at the expense of children's lives and freedom.  The electronics industry too often shows up the news with headlines about sweatshop workers committing suicide or workers being exploited.  (For information on the major electronics companies' ethics, check out Good Electronics or Not for Sale's 2016 Electronic Brand Ratings.  For electronics companies who are trying to make a change, check out Certified B Corporations.)  I continue to buy my electronics used to prevent more factory demand.  But the good news is for the electronics you already own, there are now options for ethically produced messenger bags, tablet sleeves, cell phone holders and more!  And, in contrast to the electronics industry and their sweatshops, these products were produced with love and care shown to the artisans who made them!

Nomi Network, with their " But 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 offer cute iPad and laptop cases.

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 a Moroccan Leather Messenger Bag, perfect for men or women.

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 a gorgeous laptop sleeve.

Three Cords Haiti (inspired by Ecclesiastes 4:9-12) vision is "to bring life transformation through an artisan business that focuses on employing Haitians with disabilities, as well as at-risk women." They sew iPad cases with lots of color and pattern choices!

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 high quality business bags and messenger bags.  

(To also find their products in a retail location near you, click here.)

Freedom’s Promise is "a faith-based, nonprofit organization that partners with indigenous Cambodian groups to prevent human trafficking and child exploitation by transforming communities."  They sell cool eco-friendly elephant messenger bags, perfect for laptops which are upcycled from cement bags!

Destiny Rescue is "an internationally-recognized Christian non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing children trapped in the sex trade."  Their efforts have rescued nearly 2000 children around the world.  They offer a free downloadable "Destiny Rescue cell phone lockscreen" so you can help spread the word about the great work they are doing.

Serrv is "a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty."  They sell ethically made business bags with plenty of pockets for all your gadgets. 

Amani ya Juu "means 'Peace from Above'. "  They are a "social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women." They sew laptop cases and iPad sleeves and beautiful and durable mini messenger bags. (I adore mine and it doubles as a tablet holder and purse :)

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 a cool foldover messenger tote bag made using recycled Mayan fabric.

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 quality messenger bags.

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 women's jute messenger bags and handloomed iPad covers, each with a story to tell.

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The Mission Lazarus social enterprise "program exists to empower local Hondurans and Haitians, who would otherwise not have the opportunity, to learn artisan skills and sustainable business development training in efforts to advance their overall education."  They offer beautiful leather iPad sleeves and laptop sleeves as well as amazing leather briefcases.