Ethical & Fair Trade Accessories

Electronic Accessories

I wish I could say that below you could find shopping links for ethical electronics.  Unfortunately, to date,

I have been unable to find any such thing.  (Go to our "Electronic Sweatshops" page to learn more.)  But the good news is for the electronics you already own, there are many options for ethically-made and fair trade messenger bags, tablet sleeves, cell phone holders, laptop cases and more.  And, in contrast to the electronics industry and their sweatshops, these products were produced with love and care shown to the artisans who made them.

(NOTES: Prices and availability may change without notice.  If you buy through some of these links, a small amount will come back to help support our mission.)

Atitlan Leather Messenger Bag.
Atitlan Leather

Connects customers with handcrafted leather products made by Mayan artisans on Lake Atitlan.  Their high-quality leather messenger bags are perfect for carrying your electronics on the go.

Prices: $85 - $115

The Village Country Store Tablet Stand.
The Village Country Store

Fair trade and fairly made goods from around the globe. They sell fair trade carved wooden tablet stands, and wristlets with cell phone pockets.

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

Prices: $27 -$90

Ten Thousand Villages circuit board clock. Fair trade. https://www.tenthousandvillages.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=computer
Ten Thousand Villages

"The original fair trader," started in 1946! They sell fair trade computer-themed gifts as well as device stands, cell phone holders and messenger bags. (To also find their products in a retail location near you, click here.)

Prices: $19 - $295

Education and More mini messenger bag. Fair trade. https://www.educationandmore.org/collections/fair-trade-purses-and-bags/products/ethical-large-clutch-bag-with-ikat-leather
Education and More

"Strives to reduce poverty in Guatemala by providing educational opportunities for students of all ages." They sell small fair trade messenger bags, perfectly sized for a tablet.

Prices: $35 - $54

Eternal Threads fair trade iPad cover. https://eternalthreads.org/product/ipad-cover-2/
Eternal Threads

“'Weaving hope and justice' to improve the lives of women and children who are at risk from extreme poverty and trafficking." They sell beautiful fair trade iPad covers

Prices: $22

Noonday modern leather tote. https://juliegodshall.noondaycollection.com/shop/modern-leather-tote/
Julie Godshall

She sells products from the Noonday Collection. They "design and sell an inspired collection of
jewelry and accessories made by Artisans across the globe." Their modern leather tote is roomy enough to hold a laptop and more.

Prices: $208

Persona Grata Goods cell phone purse. Handmade by refugee moms. https://www.etsy.com/shop/PersonaGrataGoods?section_id=20231381
Persona Grata Goods

"Designed to help moms who care about the world make a difference in the lives of other moms!" They offer beautiful hand-illustrated cell phone purses, made in the USA by refugee moms.

Prices: $15 - $18

Renew Project messenger bag. Made in the USA by refugee women. https://www.renewproject.org/search?q=messenger
Re:new Project

""Provides employment and community for refugee women who have resettled in the USA." They offer amazing messenger bags, and laptop sleeves, made in the USA by refugees.

Prices: $29 - $90

WorldCrafts fair trade cord keeper. https://www.worldcrafts.org/cord-keeper--navy
WorldCrafts

WorldCrafts "develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world." They sell fair trade cord keepers and Moroccan leather messenger bags, large enough for most laptops.

Prices: $8 - $110

2nd Story Goods slim back pack. Made from recycled plastic water bottles and billboards. https://2nd-story-goods.myshopify.com/collections/bags-and-wallets
2nd Story Goods

Works in a small town in Haiti to provide much needed jobs and hope to their community. They sell up-cycled slim back packs, designed to hold small tech items and leather messenger bags with laptop & cell phone pockets.

Prices: $75 - $225

Amma's Umma Leather Chocolate Tote. Ethically-made leather totes. https://ammasumma.com/collections/bags
Amma's Umma

"An ethical boutique that gives back to adoptions." They offer ethically-made leather handbags, which are roomy enough to carry a laptop.

Prices: $125

Mango + Main laptop case. Fair trade and handmade. https://mangoandmain.com/collections/accessories/products/laptop-sleeve
Mango + Main

"On a mission to bring products from tropical lands where mangoes grow...to main street, USA!" They sell handcrafted fair trade laptop sleeves.

Prices: $20

Simple Switch Solar Charger and Battery Bank.
Simple Switch

They believe "it should be EASY to make a positive global impact with your every day purchases and gifts." They sell solar powered cell phone chargers that give back and ethically-made laptop cases.

Prices: $55 - $95

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Travel Gear

To find more ethically-made travel gear, check out our

 

World Changing Travel Gear Guide

 

 


 

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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 fair trade laptop cases and cell phone & tablet cases.  (I love my cell phone purse & matching eyeglass holder!)

Prices: $6 - $100

Lazarus Artisan Goods cord traveler case.
Lazarus Artisan Goods

“Exists to empower local Hondurans and Haitians." They offer incredible, ethically-made leather briefcases, tablet and laptop sleeves, cord tacos and cord travelers.

Prices: $5 - $425

Amani Ya Juu fair trade tablet sleeve. https://amaniafrica.org/collections/stationery?page=2
Amani Ya Juu

"A social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women."  They sew beautiful and durable fair trade tablet sleeves and laptop sleeves and mini messenger bags.

Prices: $14 - $26

Artruism Imports Aranyani Smartphone Dock. Fair Trade.
Artruism Imports

Supporting artists around the world. They sell beautiful hand carved fair trade smartphone docks.

Prices: $35

Sari Bari Meye Mini Messenger Bag. https://saribari.com/collections/mini-meye-messenger
Sari Bari

"Recycled saris are re-imagined and hand-stitched in the kantha style by a woman impacted by human trafficking and the commercial sex trade."  They sell mini messenger bags, sized perfectly to hold a laptop and available in many color options.

Prices: $40

Adored Boutique leather tote. Ethically-made. https://www.adoredboutique.com/search?type=all&q=laptop
Adored Boutique

Every customer can "celebrate the impact her purchase will make on another woman's life." They sell beautiful leather totes, which hold a laptop.

Prices: $199

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Still Looking?

For more ethically-made electronic accessories, keep scrolling down to the bottom of the page.

STILL LOOKING?

For more ethically-made electronic accessories, check out the following brands: 

LSTN Sound Co.

(Ethically-made speakers, headphones and earbuds which give back hearing aids to those in need.)

Nimble

(Eco-friendly electronic chargers, wireless chargers and stands.)

Carved

(Beautiful wood phone cases, made in the USA)

Noonday

(Artisan-made leather totes perfect for carrying laptops.)

Able

(Ethically-made utility totes.)

Sseko

(Fair trade leather briefcases, totes and backpacks for carrying your tech.)

Carry 117

(Fair trade leather laptop bag.)

Levenger

(Ethically-made tech accessories including chargers, tablet stands, phone holders and more.)

Also check out the following blog posts:

 

Ecocult:

"Sustainable and Ethical Electronics: Everything You Need to Know"

Cause Artist:

"3 Ways to Easily Purchase Ethical and Sustainable Electronics"

UniGuide:

"27 Best Eco-friendly Phone Cases"

To research the ethics ratings on major electronics brands, check out these links:

The Good Shopping Guide

(Ethical brand comparisons for mobile phones, printers, TVs, digital cameras, laptops, PCs, tablets and more.)

Rank a Brand

(Sustainability ratings on 74 electronic brands.)

Good Electronics

(Reports on major electronics companies.)

Ethical Consumer: Technology

(Ethical brand ratings for cell phones, tablets, laptops, cameras and more.)

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