Easter. The holiday when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Unfortunately some of the products sold at Easter time are made by exploiting people whom Jesus died for! Much of the cocoa used to make Easter chocolates comes from West Africa, where trafficked children have been used in production. And the Easter baskets and toys that fill them are sometimes made in sweatshops. But below are ethical Easter eggs, baskets, chocolate and more gifts you can buy that show the love of Jesus.
"A nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty." They sell lots of fair trade Easter gifts, including bunnies, baskets, eggs and Easter chocolates.
"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 adorable, fair trade stuffed Easter bunnies.
"Started with one simple goal... to come along side young women in the underserved community of San Pedro Sula with a sister's heart." They offer a beautiful Faith Cross Notecard Set perfect for Easter cards. (I loved the set I ordered!)
A Sister's Heart
"Provides employment and community for refugee women who have resettled in the USA." Shop their beautiful Easter dresses for girls, made by refugees in the USA.
"A global marketplace and the beautiful products in this shop are made by women empowered by Mercy House Global." They offer fair trade Easter eggs, chocolate and gifts with beautiful stories behind them.
WorldCrafts "develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world." They sell fair trade cross jewelry.
"Empowering and supporting artisans and missionaries." They sell embroidered Easter hand towels, made by HIV+ moms at a sewing cooperative in Rwanda.
Sewing God's Seeds
“Building global partnerships through a just marketplace.” They sell adorable, hand-knit, fair trade stuffed bunnies.
Partners for Just Trade
Eden by Elegantees is a line of clothes for girls sewn by women restored from trafficking in Nepal. They sell adorable Easter dresses for toddlers and girls. (They also have matching "Mommy & Me" outfits.)
Provides a "hand up" instead of a "hand out" to young men transitioning out of orphanages in Haiti. They sell handcrafted cross bracelets for Easter gifts.
HUGG Mission Market
"Provides employment and community for refugee women who have resettled in the USA." They sell beautiful little mini totes in Spring colors, which make a perfect reusable substitute for Easter baskets.