U.S. Ethical Shopping Guide

Ethical Beach Products

Are you headed to the beach this summer?  Below are links to where you can find fair trade and ethically-made beach fashion to take along, including beach wear, beach towels, sandals, beach decor, beach bags, picnic baskets and more.

(NOTES: This is a shopping guide so prices and availability can change without notice.  If you buy through some of these links, a small amount may come back to help support the mission of Change the World by How You Shop.)

Naupaka men's beach shirt. Ethically-made apparel. https://naupakastore.com/
Naupaka Hawaii

An ethical Hawaiian boutique. If you are planning a beach trip, check out their ethically-made beach fashion, including beach wear for men, women and children, beach-themed jewelry and more. (Get 10% off with the code: LEEANNEMCCOY.)

Prices: $16 - $145

31 Bits open weave basket tote. https://31bits.com/collections/bags
31 Bits

Sells products handmade by women rising out of poverty in Uganda and Indonesia. Their beautifully woven totes, handbags and picnic baskets are perfect for the beach and they also sell a collection of ocean inspired jewelry.

Prices: $20 - $128

Elegance Restored swimsuit cover up duster. https://www.elegancerestored.com/search?q=swim
Elegance Restored

Creating a "market for beautiful, fairly made goods." They sell a light cardigan which doubles as a swimming suit cover.​

Sizes: S - L

Price: $32

Education and More vintage aqua turkish fouta beach or bath towels. Fair trade.
Education and More

"Strives to reduce poverty in Guatemala by providing educational opportunities for students of all ages." Their gorgeous fair trade Turkish fouta beach towels double as a swim suit wrap and they sell beach sets with beach bag and towel.

Prices: $38 - $70

Peace Cycle totes. Made from upcycled plastic bags.
PeaceCYCLE

"Changing lives through empowerment, environmental education and employment." They offer eco-friendly beach totes, created out of up-cycled plastic bags that make beautiful products instead of littering the streets in Haiti.

Price: $24

The Village Country Store beach house frame. Fair trade.
The Village Country Store

Fair trade and fairly made goods from around the globe. They offer beach-themed jewelry and beautiful beach house decor.

(Use the code: ShopWithLeeAnne for 10% off your entire order!)

Prices: Varied

Amani Ya Juu

"A social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women."  They sell ladies sundresses and skirts & summer basket totes & flip flop greeting cards.

Prices: $3 - $42

Made Global Beach Bum basket. Handwoven in Guatemala from elephant grass.
Made Global

"Into you knowing the makers, because the story matters." They sell beautiful "beach bum baskets," handwoven in Ghana from elephant grass.

Price: $48

Bought Beautifully Live Out Love beach tote.
Bought Beautifully

“Purchase a product--transform a life.” They sell "Live Out Love" beach totes.

Price: $19 - $26

Salt and Light Trading Co. walk in unity sandals. https://saltandlighttradingco.com/collections/sandals/sandals
Salt & Light Trading Co.

Offers "clothing for the girl who wants to live wildly free & change the world." They sell beautiful ladies sandals.

Price: $38

Redemption Market 2019 Guide to Ethical & Sustainable Swimwear. https://redemptionmarket.com/blogs/news/the-2019-guide-to-ethical-sustainable-swimwear
Redemption Market

If you are in search of ethically-made swimwear, check out this blog post from Redemption Market:

 

"The 2019 Guide to Ethical + Sustainable Swimwear"

Fairly Southern 5 Places to Find Ethically Made Beach Towels. https://fairlysouthern.com/searching-for-and-finding-ethically-made-beach-towels
Fairly Southern

For more places to find ethical beach towels, check out this blog post from Fairly Southern:

 

"Searching for (and Finding) Ethically-Made Beach Towels."​

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Karama Collection rainbow beach towel. http://shop.karamacollection.com/s.nl?search=beach
Karama Collection

"Karama alleviates poverty by restoring dignity through creative, purposeful work for artisans, beginning in Africa."They offer handwoven, highly-absorbent Ethiopian cotton beach towels​.

Prices: $26 - $64

Shop With a Mission shell wall hanging. Fair trade.
Shop With a Mission

On a mission “to equip and assist people in developing countries to break the cycle of poverty through their handiwork and creativity." They sell beautiful fair trade shell wall hangings and beach jewelry.

Prices: $10 - $22

Freedom's Promise beach bag. Eco-friendly and fair trade. https://www.freedomspromise.org/product/beach-bag/
Freedom's Promise

"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, water resistant, fair trade beach bags.

Prices: $20

Renew Project mini tote. Made in the USA by refugees. https://www.renewproject.org/search?q=mini+tote
Re:new Project

""Provides employment and community for refugee women who have resettled in the USA." Their beautiful mini totes are made in the USA and are ready for the beach.

Prices: $25

Papillon blue flphone purse.
Papillon

"Creating jobs for mothers & fathers who don’t want to have to abandon their children to an orphanage because they can’t feed them."  They sell fair trade beach totes, beach jewelry and colorful take-along phone purses.

Prices: $12 - $32

Serrv takeaway beach totes. Fair trade. https://www.serrv.org/category/s?keyword=takeaway
Serrv

"A nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty." They sell high-quality fair trade takeaway totes and other beach totes and scarves.

Prices: $22 - $62

Give a Damn Goods sustainable water bottle, made from sugar cane, free from toxins and dishwasher safe! https://giveadamngoods.com/collections/shop-sustainable-activewear-accessories
Give a Damn Goods

“Focuses on affordable goods that make a difference.” They offer sustainable water bottles, to take along to the beach.

Prices: $35

Amplify Peace natural bug spray from Thistle Farms. https://amplify-marketplace.myshopify.com/products/natural-bug-spray
Amplify Marketplace

"Amplifying the voices of artisans around the world through retail." They offer a natural bug spray, great for the time you will be spending outdoors!.

Price: $15

Vi Bella Jewelry Pineapple tropical scrunchie.
Vi Bella Jewelry

Their mission is "providing a path out of poverty" for their artisans. They sell gorgeous tropical accessories, perfect for the beach, including totes, backpacks and scrunchies.

Price: $3 - $55

MudLOVE pink floatie beach day bracelet. https://www.mudlove.com/collections/beach-day-doodles
MudLOVE

Handcrafts beautiful pottery in Indiana.  Each purchase provides one week of clean water to someone in need through Water for Good.  They sell fun beach day bracelets including designs such as floaties, surf boards and popsicles.

Price: $10

Redemption Market 15 Ethical Sunscreens for 2019. https://redemptionmarket.com/blogs/news/15-natural-sunscreens-for-more-fun-in-the-sun
Redemption Market

For ethically-made and natural sunscreen brands, check out this blog post:

 

"Our 15 Favorite Ethical Sunscreen Brands for Summer 2019"

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Still Looking?

Still cannot find the ethically-made beach products you are looking for? Keep scrolling down for even more links to ethical swimwear, flip-flops, sunglasses and more!.

WorldCrafts Thai Purple Lunch Tote.
WorldCrafts

WorldCrafts "develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world." Their fair trade Thai purple lunch tote would be perfect to take along for a picnic at the beach.

Price: $37

Ten Thousand Villages basket companion tote. Fair trade. https://www.tenthousandvillages.com/baskets
Ten Thousand Villages

"The original fair trader," started in 1946! They offer beautiful fair trade basket totes and also beach jewelry & scarves. (To also find their products in a retail location near you, click here.)

Prices: $19 - $70

Amma's Umma distressed shorts. An ethical boutique that gives back to adoptions. https://ammasumma.com/search?q=summer
Amma's Umma

"An ethical boutique that gives back to adoptions." They offer ethically-made summer dresses and shorts for women.​

Sizes: XS - XL

Prices: $44 - $54

Mercy House Trash Soccer Ball. Fair Trade.
Mercy House

"A global marketplace and the beautiful products in this shop are made by women empowered by Mercy House Global." Their "trash" soccer balls would be perfect for kids to toss around at the beach.

Prices: $6

Partners for Just Trade carryall. Fair trade.
Partners for Just Trade

“Building global partnerships through a just marketplace.”  They sell eco-friendly, fair trade carryalls, totes and water bottle carriers.

Prices: $12 - $45

Hope Outfitters "In God We Trust" camo tank top. Gives back 100% of profits to charity. https://www.hopeoutfitters.com/collections/women/Tanks
Hope Outfitters

Ethically-made Christian apparel. 100% of the profits give back to charity. They sell tank tops for men and women which would be great to wear at the beach.

Prices: $10 - $25

The Root Collective Molly sandal. https://therootcollective.com/collections/sandals
The Root Collective

"Partners with artisans in Guatemala to produce handcrafted shoes.” They offer stylish, high-quality sandals for women.

Prices: $98 - $108

Mango + Main sunglasses case. Fair trade.
Mango + Main

"On a mission to bring products from tropical lands where mangoes grow...to main street, USA!" They sell handcrafted fair trade sunglasses cases and also swim cover-ups.

Price: $20 - $108

Nightlight Design seaside ankle bracelet with shell. https://store.nightlightinternational.com/product_p/fb001.htm
Nightlight Design

"Born out of a vision to give the people of Haiti opportunities to earn money through honest and dignified work." They sell fun seaside anklets.​

Price: $14.99

Mayan Hands water bottle holder.
Mayan Hands

"A fair trade nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Mayan women in their quest to bring their families out of extreme poverty." Their handwoven eyeglass cases with straps & water bottle carriers are perfect for a day at the beach.

Prices: $10 - $14

The Root Collective Molly sandal in dusk. https://therootcollective.com/collections/sandals/products/molly-sandal-in-dusk?sscid=71k3_ida4b
The Honest Consumer

To find more ethically-made sandals for summer, read this blog post:

 

"12 Ethical Summer Sandals Under $100"

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STILL LOOKING? 

For more ethically-made beach products and beach wear, also check out:

Jessica Rey Swimwear

(Ethically-made swimwear, cover-ups and beach towels for women and girls.)

Nettle's Tale

(Ethically-made plus-sized swimwear for women.)

Abrazo

(Fair trade beach covers for women.)

Primary

(Ethically-made swimwear for babies and kids.)

Cobian Footwear

(Sandals for the whole family that give back, perfect for the beach!)

Moeloco

(Buy-one-give-one flip flops.)

Okabashi

(Flip flops and sandals for men and women, made in the USA.)

feelgoodz

(Sandals, flip-flops and slippers for men and women.)

Diff Eyewear

(Sunglasses that give back.)

Mohala Eyewear

(Sunglasses that give back.)

Warby Parker

(Buy one give one sunglasses.)

Pala Eyewear

(Sunglasses that give back.)

Blue Planet Eyewear

(Eco-friendly sunglasses and sun readers that give back.)

Tula Hats

(Fair trade, handwoven, wide-brim palm hats for men, women and children.)

Yana Dee

(Kids sun hats, ethically made in Michigan.)

Where to Find Beach Products that are Fair Trade and Ethically-Made and Changing the World.

What are you looking for?

Accessories

Affordable Gifts

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Aprons

Art

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Baby

Backpacks

Bags

Baking

Baskets

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Beach

Beads

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Bedding

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Bible Covers

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Bird Houses

Birthday Parties

Body Care

Bookmarks

Books

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Calendars

Candles

Cardigans

Cats

Cell Phone Holders

Chimes

Chocolate

Christmas Decor

Christmas Gifts

Churches

Clocks

Clothing - Kids

Clothing - Men's

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Clutches

Coasters

Coffee

Coffee Mugs

Coin Purses

College Students

Cord Keepers

Corporate Gifts

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Cosmetics

Coworker Gifts

Crafts

Curtains

Custom Products

Decorative Pillows

Dishes

Dogs

Dresses

Duffel Bags

Easter

Electronic Holders

Elephants

Essential Oils

Eyeglass Cases

Fair Trade Events

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Fall Decor

Father's Day

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Floor Mats

Food & Drink

Formal Wear

Fountains

Fourth of July

Frames

Furniture

Games

Garden

Gift Bags

Gift Guide

Gifts $30 & Less

Gifts $20 & Less

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Hair Accessories

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Human Trafficking

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Pajamas

Pants

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Planners

Planters

Plus-Sizes

Pot Holders

Pumpkins

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Puzzles

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Refugee-Made

Rugs

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Shirts

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Shower Curtains

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Soap

Socks

Stationary

Storage

Summer

Sweaters

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Tablecloths

Table Runners

Tablet Sleeves

Tablet Stands

Tea

Tea Towels

Teacher Gifts

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Tech Accessories

Teenagers

Tees - Men

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Thanksgiving

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Toddlers

Tops

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Towels

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Travel

Unicorns

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