Change the World by How You Shop Logo: The U.S. Ethical Shopping Guide
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 Gift Bags & Gift Wrap

Ten Thousand Villages, "the original fair trader", started in 1946.  They sell beautiful gift bags, gift boxes, fabric jewelry gift bags and colorful sari gift wrap.  (To also find their products in a retail location near you, click here.)

The Mercy House Shop is "a global marketplace and the beautiful products in this shop are made by women empowered by Mercy House Global."  They sell cute Birthday Gift/Favor Bags and Canvas Gift Bags.

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 manta fabric gift bags, handmade in Peru.

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 recycled fabric gift bags for jewelry and burlap gift bags for ornaments.  "Out of her one room home with no electricity or running water, Rose lovingly creates these gift bags on her non-electric trundle sewing machine."

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 offer beautiful, handmade, pressed flower paper gift bags and fabric jewelry gift bags.  (Their flower gift bags will definitely make your gift wrap stand out--I was blown away with how beautiful they are!)

I stopped buying gift bags for years because I struggled to find any
which were ethically made.  (I kept re-gifting my gift bags!)  So I was very excited to find the gift bags I share below.