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Amma's Umma is "an ethical boutique that gives back to adoptions."  They offer beautiful, decorative tea towels with Christmas themes.

Ten Thousand Villages "the original fair trader," started in 1946.  They offer fair trade Christmas ornaments, garlands, decorations, tree toppers and nativities.  They also sell Christmas cards, gift wrap and gift bags.  Plus, they have an awesome gift giving guide for every one on your list! (To also find their products in retail locations, click here.)

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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 Christmas ornaments, nativities and Christmas wall art.

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Ethical Christmas Shopping Guide

Rise (the name is inspired by Ezra 10:4) offers a variety of Christmas ornaments, ethically handcrafted in Haiti.

At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Jesus with a season of giving.  But some of those gifts are unwittingly bought at the expense of the worker who made them.  This year try a new kind of Christmas shopping which gives both ways.  First, check out our Gift Giving Guide. Then look below to find Christmas decorations and cards.  All of these gifts will bless both the maker and the receiver!

Amani ya Juu is a "social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women." They sell beautifully sewn fair trade Christmas ornaments, stockings, tree skirts and placemats as well as Christmas cards.  

(I love my adorable Kitenge Angel Ornament :)

LivAfrika's mission "is to help support the women and children in South Africa who are affected by extreme poverty."  They offer handmade beaded Christmas ornaments.

Woven Grace sells gorgeous fair trade Christmas cardshandmade by artisans in Haiti. Your purchase helps women and teenagers in Northern Haiti to feed and clothe their families.  (I love giving out these Christmas cards: They are so beautiful and the stories on the back bring tears to my eyes!)  

To also find their cards in retail locations, click here.

Papillon Enterprise is "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 offer a variety of ethically made Christmas ornaments, decorations and stockings.

Anchored in Hope's mission is "to empower Haitian artisans to provide for their families with dignity."  They sell beautiful wall art, carefully hammered out of 55-gallon metal oil drums, including some awesome Christmas-themed pieces and ornaments.

Pal Craftaid is "a volunteer, non-profit ministry of compassion, hope, and healing for Palestinians." They sell amazing fair trade olive wood Christmas ornaments and nativities carved in the land where Jesus was born.

Haiti Deaf Academy's mission is "to provide quality products made by Deaf Haitian artisans to create independence through job creation." They sell a cool handmade metal Christmas star ornament.

Gifts with a Cause has a passion "to provide sustainable income to artisans in developing countries."  They offer a variety of fair trade Christmas ornaments and Christmas gifts.  Each one comes with the artisan picture and story.

Destiny Rescue is "an internationally-recognized Christian non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing children trapped in the sex trade."  They offer cute handmade beaded Christmas ornaments which help fight human trafficking.

Azizi Life "partners with rural Rwandans to bring fair trade beauty to your life and theirs."  They sell fair trade Christmas ornaments and nativities.

PURPOSE Jewelry "is beautifully crafted by young women rescued from human trafficking."  They sell Christmas cards, ornaments and other gifts for the holidays!

2nd Story Goods works in a small town in Haiti to provide much needed jobs and hope to their community.  They sell cute handmade Christmas ornaments.

Nightlight Design sells beautiful beaded Christmas ornaments "made in freedom" by women in Thailand who are coming out of the exploitation of the sex industry and discovering dignified employment and restoration through Nightlight International.

Askinosie Chocolate "trades directly with cocoa farmers, building relationships and paying higher than fair trade prices for their quality beans."  They offer delicious direct trade chocolate gifts for the holidays.  

(Click here to also find their chocolate in retail locations.)

Trades of Hope sells products made by women whose "story has changed from pain and struggle to a story of hope!"  They offer beautiful Christmas ornaments.

Market Haiti is " a market place designed to empower & market Haitian artisans in their work".  They sell beautiful and unique Christmas decorations,  and Christmas nativities, handmade by Haitian artisans.

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 large selection of unique fair trade Christmas ornaments and nativities.  (I bought their cardinal ornaments for my mom for Christmas--she loved them!)

Vi Bella Jewelry's mission "is centered on providing a path out of poverty for our artisans."  They offer beautiful Christmas ornaments, ethically made in Haiti.

Mountain Maid partners "with local church members to produce products that provide a sustainable income."  They offer handmade Christmas decorations including nativities, angels, Christmas ornaments and candle holders.

WorldCraftsSM "develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world."  They offer fair trade Christmas ornaments, Christmas cards, advent calendars, decorations, stockings and nativities.

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 offer a great collection of unique, fair trade Christmas ornaments.

Serrv is "a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty."  They sell a large selection of fair trade Christmas ornaments, decorations, garlands, nativities and tree toppers. They also offer fair trade Christmas chocolates and chocolate advent calendars.  

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