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Shop with a mission is part of Heavenly Treasures whose "mission is to equip and assist people in developing countries to break the cycle of poverty through their handiwork and creativity."  They sell beautiful handmade backpacks.

The Sparrow Studio's "primary goal is to create a fair trade marketplace for handmade home decor and jewelry."  They sell incredible backpacks, in multiple color choices!

2nd Story Goods 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 a fun "pieces" backpack.

Hope Outfitters offers ethically made backpacks with 100% of the profits being donated to chosen charities.  By purchasing their products, you are joining with them in "making a difference that will last for all eternity."

Amani ya Juu is a "social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women." They sewcute fair trade backpacks for preschool age kids.

Trades of Hope sells products made by women whose "story has changed from pain and struggle to a story of hope!"  They offer an adorable turtle backpack for kids and a wayfarer backpack for adults.

The Village Country Store is "a fair trade gift shop offering high quality unique handcrafted and handmade artisan gifts and crafts from around the globe."  They sell a cute fair trade elephant backpack for kids.

31 Bits sells products handmade by women rising out of poverty in Uganda and Indonesia.  They offer unique "Wanderer" backpacks.

Sweatshop Free Backpacks

Serrv is "a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty."  They sell quality crafted fair trade backpacks.  

(To look for 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 unique fair trade backpack purses and adorable 

animal backpacks for kids.  (My 7-year-old loves his monkey backpack! :)

Three Cords Haiti 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 backpacks for women and kids through ViBella Jewelry.

Some brand name backpack companies have the subject of protests on college campuses

because of their use of sweatshops.  Below find backpacks which have been no only been made in safe conditions for a livable wage, but also bring blessing to the lives of those who made them!  


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 a beautiful hand-loomed drawstring backpack from Guatemala

WorldCraftsSM "develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world."  They sell an adorable butterfly backpack, perfect for girls.

Ten Thousand Villages, "the original fair trader", started in 1946.  They sell high-quality, fair trade backpacks.  (To also find their products in a retail location near you, click here.)