Starfish Project "restores hope to women escaping human trafficking and exploitation in Asia."  Through their social enterprise project "women create beautiful jewelry and become managers, accountants, graphic designers, and photographers."  Give a gift of their incredible jewelry and help bring hope and a new life to these women!  They also offer gift cards.

Elegantees "mission statement is to provide hope to survivors of sex trafficking in Nepal. A positive source of income that reinforces independence, a healthy self-image, and confidence restores lives one elegant tee at a time." They sell truly elegant women's tops and clothing.  They also offer gift cards.

Serrv is "a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty."  They sell ethically made, high quality Gifts for Her, including dishware, jewelry, jewelry boxes, purses, baskets and more.  They also offer gift cards.

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 earrings and other jewelry, perfect for a Mother's Day gift.

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 large selection of gifts for women, including accessories, jewelry, purses, kitchen items and home decor.

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 gorgeous handwoven Fouta Turkish towels and hair wraps which would make a unique Mother's Day gift.

Cross Trade is "built on the belief that giving job opportunities is the best way to provide HOPE for people in need."  They sella beautiful terra cotta pottery bowls and dishes. Great gift ideas for mothers and "every purchase supports a family in Brazil who are struggling to emerge from poverty!"

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 offer beautiful gifts for women made out of horn or carved wood, as well as authentic Haitian coffee and vanilla.

Pal Craftaid is "a volunteer, non-profit ministry of compassion, hope, and healing for Palestinians." They sell embroidered shawls, purses and wall hangings, and mother-of-pearl jewelry from the Holy Land.

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 handmade Mother's Day gifts, including beautiful scarves, jewelry and purses.  Each gift comes with the artisan's picture and story.

Vi Bella Jewelry provides employment in Haiti and their mission "is centered on providing a path out of poverty for our artisans and a deep desire to form a community for them that is encouraging and prayerful."  they offer a gorgeous collection of jewelry, including His & Hers, necklaces, bracelets and earrings and they also offer gift certificates.

Below are links to ethical gifts for Mother's Day and year round.  For more ideas, check out our pages on Women's Clothing, Purses, Tea TimeCoffeeJewelryGardenBody Care, Baskets, Candles,
Home Decor.  Purchase a gift this year for your mother that will also bless a mother in need!

Woven Grace sells beautiful fabric greeting cardsmade by artisans in Haiti, which are perfect for Mother's Day or birthdays.  (My mother wanted to frame hers :)  They are partnered with Football Club of Grace, a Christian non-profit organization. Your purchase helps women and teenagers in Northern Haiti to feed and clothe their families. Each card comes with a touching story.  (To also look for their cards in retail locations, click here.)

Land of a Thousand Hills "brings life-changing work to communities in Rwanda. When you buy Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee, you help families provide for themselves with living wages, you build homes for orphans, give care to widows, and most importantly, give hope to entire coffee growing communities." They sell single-origin gourmet coffees of all different types and flavors.  They also offer coffee-themed t-shirts for the avid coffee drinker.

PROJECT LYDIA "is an expansion of  Advancing the Kingdom Ministries which serves Uganda, East Africa.  The project helps local widows and abandoned women overcome adversity and thrive in every area of their lives."  They offer bath and beauty gift baskets.  (To also look for their products in a retail location near you, click here.)

The White Rainbow Project is a "Christian Humanitarian Organization empowering the women of India with a focus on deconstructing the stigma of widowhood by teaching sustainable skills."  They sell beautiful bracelets made by widows in India.


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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 selection of jewelry and fancy note card sets on Etsy.

PURPOSE Jewelry "is beautifully crafted by young women rescued from human trafficking. By Purchasing with Purpose® you are providing freedom, dignity and hope for these amazing artisans."  Check out their amazing jewelry collection or give a Purpose Jewelry gift card.

31 Bits sells jewelry handmade by women rising out of poverty in Uganda and Indonesia.  "The “31” comes from Proverbs 31, where it describes a diligent woman providing and caring for her family.  The “bits” comes from what the beads are made out of…bits of paper!"  They offer beautiful jewelry which would make a great gift for any occasion, and they also offer gift cards.

Beza Threads believes "that not only rescue but redemption is possible in the life of every enslaved child we encounter."  They work to rescue and provide a new life for boys and girls in slavery in Ethiopia. "Over the last seven years, Beza Thread’s efforts led to the release and restoration of nearly 200 slave children."  Buy their beautiful handmade scarves to help continue their work of rescue and redemption!  "One child is freed from slavery for every 240 scarves sold."

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 gorgeous jewelry handmade by rescued girls.  They also offer gift certificates, so she can pick which piece she likes :)

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 beautiful, handmade gifts for women, including pressed flower gift bags and cards, hand-stitched bookmarks, jewelry, and accessories, each with a story to tell.  They also offer gift certificates.

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 sell beautiful totes which make great Mother's Day gifts through ViBella Jewelry (just search for "tote").  (My mom loved the Three Cords tote I bought her :)

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 handwoven silk pashminas which make beautiful gifts.

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 offer a variety of unique Gifts for Her, including mugs, jewelry, vases, scarves, candles and more, as well as gift cards.  (To also find their products in retail locations in your area, click here.)

Amani ya Juu "means 'Peace from Above'. "  They are a "social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women." They sell beautifully made, high quality Mother's Day gifts, including Mother's Day Cards, Mother charm bracelets, kitchen accessories, coin purses and more.  (My mom loved the gifts I bought her from Amani :)

Askinosie Chocolate "practices Direct Trade with their cocoa farmer partners, building relationships and paying higher than fair trade prices for their quality beans."  They are "dedicated not just to making the best quality chocolate you can buy, but to making it in such a way that the more you learn about it, the better you feel about it."  They offer high quality chocolate gifts perfect for the chocoholic.  (To also look for their chocolate in a retail location near you, click here.)

Little by Little helps keep children in Haiti out of orphanages by reaching out to employ parents who are on the verge of giving their children up due extreme poverty.  They sell beautiful Haitian metal wall art perfect for gifts.

Three Avocados (whose name was inspired by the touching story of a widow the founders met on a mission trip to Uganda), sells "World Changing Coffee"and net proceeds are donated to provide clean drinking water to those in need around the world.  They offer cool coffee gift boxes and gift cards.

Eden Ministry has helped rescue over 500 women who were trapped in sex slavery.  "Every young women who comes to Eden begins a process of reclamation and restoration."  Part of the beauty of that restoration shines through in the incredible jewelry they make and sell!

Azizi Life's vision is: "to participate in local initiatives for the development of Rwandan communities working towards physical and spiritual wholeness for all." They sell gorgeous handwoven bowls which would make a nice Mother's Day gift.

Ethical Gifts for Women

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 amazing purses and totes which make great gifts for women.  They also offer online gift cards.