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2nd Story Goods is a subsidiary of Much Ministries and works in a small town in Haiti to provide much needed jobs and hope to their community by paying a livable wage to the artisans who make their goods.  They sell really nice eyeglass cases.

Rise (the name is inspired by Ezra 10:4) offers cool big bead keychains, handrolled from a large upcycled cereal box by artisans in Haiti.

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 camera straps and leather key fobs.

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 leather keychains and beaded elephant keychains.

Eyeglasses & Keychains

For eyeglass cases and keychains which were handmade by artisans with love instead of
produced for low wages in a sweatshop factory, check out the links below.

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 awesome "pray" keychains, "love" keychains, "hope" keychains and anchor keychains, carefully hammered out of 55-gallon metal oil drums.  (I ordered the pray keychain--I love it!)

"Woven Joy, a Fair Trade Federation member, is a faith-based nonprofit organization working with artisans in the Philippines to create, produce and sell some of the world's finest quality handwoven friendship goods.”  They sell adorable handwoven keychains and also custom keychains, personalized with names and/or sport team colors.

Mountain Maid "exists to strengthen the church of Haiti by proclaiming the gospel, making disciples and partnering with local church members to produce products that provide a sustainable income."  They sell a cute hand-painted Tap-Tap keychain.

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 unique keychains and eye glass cases, as well as id holders and luggage tags.

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 a colorful Amazon glasses case, made in Peru.

Haiti Design Coop works in Haiti to develop "craftsmen and leaders that are able to use their skills to provide for their families and contribute to the development of their community."  They sell leather key fobs and key rings in multiple color choices.

Woven Grace sells beautiful braided keychains made by artisans in Haiti.  They are part of Football Club of Grace, a Christian non-profit organization. Your purchase helps women and teenagers in Northern Haiti to feed and clothe their families.

Hope Outfitters offers ethically made lanyards with 100% of the profits being donated to chosen charities.  With their "Buy 1 Give 100" plan, they have "healed the sick, sheltered the homeless, rescued girls out of human trafficking, provided clean water, granted money to adopting families, and so much more..." By purchasing their products, you are joining with them in "making a difference that will last for all eternity."

Market of Hope is about "giving the gift of life transformation" through Mission of Hope in Haiti.  They sell cute hammered metal angel keychains.

Re:new "provides employment and community for refugee women who have resettled in the USA."  Each purse and tote is "masterfully handcrafted using recycled textiles by a Re:new artisan."  They offer beautiful upcycled leather eyeglass cases.

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 sell Fair Trade Friday keychains.

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."  Their "Willa Wears" collection, with actress Mamie Gummer, includes small pouches which double as eyeglass cases.

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 leather eyeglass cases.  

(To also look for their products in a retail store near you, click here.)

Pal Craftaid is "a volunteer, non-profit ministry of compassion, hope, and healing for Palestinians." They sell embroidered eyeglass cases and key rings.

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