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Amani ya Juu "means 'Peace from Above'. "  They are a "social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women." They sew beautifully made scarves.  (They look even more beautiful in person :)

Rise (the name is inspired by Ezra 10:4) offers beautiful batik scarves, available in three color choices, which are handcrafted in Haiti.

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 beautifully handwoven scarves for men and women.

The White Rainbow Project, a Christian humanitarian, non-profit organization,  helps "empower widows and at-risk women in India by giving love, hope, and job skills."  They sell colorful scarves made from recycled saris by widows in India.

Krochet Kids began with the incredible story of three college-age guys who liked to crochet sharing that skill with refugee women in Uganda.  "Every purchase impacts a life and every product is hand-signed by the lady who made it."  They sell high-quality, crocheted scarves for both men and women.  (To also find their products in a retail store 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 handwoven scarves.

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.

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."

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 make women's scarves and silk shawls, each with a story to tell.

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 offer beautiful hand-dyed batik scarves, available in grey, blue and yellow.

Pal Craftaid is "a volunteer, non-profit ministry of compassion, hope, and healing for Palestinians." They sell embroidered shawls and traditional Palestinian keffiyahs.

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 offer cool scarves and shawls.  Each one comes with the artisan's picture and story.

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 sell handwoven scarves.

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 beautiful selection of scarves.

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 a variety of stylish scarves and kimonos.

Below find links to beautiful handmade scarves and shawls that are changing lives around the world.

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 classy scarves, capes and ponchos. 

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Evan Brooke Ethical Clothing "is proud to bring to you beautiful, quality garments made ethically in effort to: FIGHT modern-day slavery, protect the Earth, and promote fair trade."  She offers amazing ethically made wool scarves.

Serrv is "a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty."  They sell handmade scarves in a "rainbow of colors".