Fair Trade Journals

World Changing Books & Journals

Below you will find links to help you find fair trade journals, handcrafted bookmarks that give back and books that will inspire you to change the world.

(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.)

2nd Story Goods leather portfolio. Ethically-made in Haiti. https://www.2ndstorygoods.com/collections/journals
2nd Story Goods

Works in a small town in Haiti to provide much needed jobs and hope to their community. They sell beautifully crafted burlap and leather journals and notebook portfolios.

Prices: $10 - $50

Artruism Imports Own Your Story Journal.
Artruism Imports

Supporting artists around the world. They offer beautiful fair trade journals.

Prices: 26 - $35

"Why Not Today" book by Matthew Cork & Kenneth Kemp tells how one church was transformed by partnering with the Dalit people in India to bring education to their children. https://shopwithamission.com/search?q=book
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 handcrafted, fair trade bookmarks, woven notebooks and Bible covers. and also the book "Why Not Today?" an inspiring read.

Prices: $4 - $18

"Raising Wold Changers in a Changing World" by Kristen Welch. https://mercy-house.myshopify.com/collections/books-stationary
Mercy House Shop

"A global marketplace and the beautiful products in this shop are made by women empowered by Mercy House Global." Their books by Kristen Welch on being and raising world changers are some of my favorites which I read and reread!

Prices: $12 - $17

Rafiki Foundation Simply Rafiki Cookbook
Rafiki Foundation

"Every purchase goes to support widows in Africa." They offer devotionals, cookbooks, children's books and handcrafted bookmarks.

Prices: $6 - $13

Ten Thousand Villages musings journal. Handmade and fair trade. https://www.tenthousandvillages.com/journals-photo-albums-portfolios/
Ten Thousand Villages

"The original fair trader," started in 1946. They sell beautifully eco-friendly, fair trade journals. (I love giving their journals as gifts!) They also offer unique, handcrafted bookmarks. (To find their products in a retail store near you, click here.)

Prices: $6 - $40

Amma's Umma hand painted journaling Bible. https://ammasumma.com/search?q=journal
Amma's Umma

"An ethical boutique that gives back to adoptions." They offer hand-painted journaling Bibles, hand embroidered journals decorative notebooks, and adoption journals.

Prices: $15 - $65

Sak Saum Handcrafted Legacy Journals.
Sak Saum

"Sak Saum works to skill train & create jobs for vulnerable & exploited men & women in the district of Saang, Cambodia." They offer beautiful handcrafted legacy journals.

Prices: $25

Mayan Hands notebook portfolio. Fair trade and handwoven in Guatmala. https://www.mayanhands.org/collections/small-accessories/products/colorful-notebook-portfolio-assorted-colors
Mayan Hands

"A fair trade nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Mayan women in their quest to bring their families out of extreme poverty." They offer beautifully handwoven fair trade notebook​ portfolios.

Prices: $30

Rethreaded Hope Journal Inserts.

Their mission is "to renew hope, reignite dreams and release potential for survivors of human trafficking locally and globally through business." They sell leather journals and journal refill inserts.​

Prices: $15 - $40

Noonday Imperfect Courage Book by Jessica Honegger, founder of Noonday.
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." "Imperfect Courage," a book by Jessica Honegger, the founder of Noonday, is a great read and inspired me to be more bold.

Prices: $15

Woven Joy Custom Name Bookmarks. Fair Trade. http://wovenjoy.com/name_bookmark.php
Woven Joy

Woven Joy is “a Fair Trade Federation member, and a faith-based nonprofit organization working with artisans in the Philippines to create, produce and sell some of the world's finest quality handwoven friendship goods.” They sell personalized custom name bookmarks.

Prices: $12 - $15

"Shelley in Haiti" book tells the story behind Papillon Enterprise which is on a mission of "Orphan prevention through job creation." https://papillonmarketplace.com/collections/books

"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 the book "Shelley in Haiti," which tells the incredible story behind their organization.  They also offer handmade journals.

Prices: $18

The Village Country Store Tree of Life journal. Fair trade and eco-friendly. https://www.thevillagecountrystore.com/search?type=product&q=journal*
The Village Country Store

Fair trade and fairly made  gifts and crafts from around the globe. They sell beautifully handcrafted fair trade journals, made from eco-friendly paper.

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

Price: $12 - $45

Amani Ya Juu

"A social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women."  They sell beautifully handcrafted fair trade bookmarks and journals (I love my Amani kitenge journal.)


Price: $2 - $14

Eternal Threads Scripture Bookmarks Fair Trade https://eternalthreads.org/?s=bookmark&post_type=product
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 handcrafted bookmarks They also offer amazing journals.

Prices: $2 - $10

Gifts With a Cause cotton paper journal. Fair trade and made from upcycled cotton paper. https://www.giftswithacause.com/searchresults.asp?Search=journal
Gifts With a Cause

Their mission is "to provide sustainable income to artisans in developing countries."  They offer eco-friendly, fair trade journals, made from upcycled cotton paper. Each journal comes with the artisan's picture and story.

Prices: $16

Find ethically-made planners and journals!
Still Looking?

If you still have not found what you are looking for, scroll down to the bottom of the page for more links to ethically-made and world changing journals, planners and books.

Bought Beautifully Love Lifts Journal. Planning journal as available as a download. https://boughtbeautifully.org/products/love-lifts-you-bullet-journal
Bought Beautifully

“Purchase a product--transform a life.”   They sell beautiful travel journals and planning journals, including downloadable planners.

Prices: $5 - $36

Trades of Hope Paisley Journal.
Trades of Hope

Sells products made by women whose "story has changed from pain and struggle to a story of hope!" They offer gorgeous fair trade travel journals.

Price: $24 - $36

Kid Knits Global Change Is In Your Hands Workbook Curriculum for Teachers.  Teach your students about being world changers while knitting fun hats as a class! #bethechange #teachers #worldchanger https://shop.kidknits.org/products/global-change-is-in-your-hands-kidknits-workbook
Kid Knits

“You’re never too young to change a life on the other side of the world.” They offer a curriculum for kids, Global Change is in Your Hands, which is perfect for teachers, Sunday-School and home school.  Lesson plans are available for download on their website. 

Prices: $3.50

"Meaningful Work" Book by Shawn Askinosie. The story behind Askinosie Chocolate. https://www.askinosie.com/book.html
Askinosie Chocolate

They "trade directly with cocoa farmers, building relationships and paying higher than fair trade prices for their quality beans." The book, "Meaningful Work," by their founder, Shawn Askinosie, tells the story behind their chocolate company and is also an inspiring read!

Prices: $22

Rahab's Rope Leather Journal with Key.
Rahab's Rope

"Rahab's Rope exists to empower women and children in the fight against human trafficking." They sell gorgeous handcrafted fair trade journals.

Prices: $14 - $39

hope.market Leather & Inner Tube Bookmark

"Giving the gift of life transformation" through Mission of Hope in Haiti. They offer amazing leather recycled inner tube bookmarks.

Prices: $12

HUGG Mission Market leather journal. Ethically-made. https://huggmissionmarket.org/search?type=product&q=journal
HUGG Mission Market

Provides a "hand up" instead of a "hand out" to young men transitioning out of orphanages in Haiti. They sell beautifully hand-bound leather journals.

Prices: $24

Lazarus Artisan Goods leather journal.  Crafted with intention in Haiti. https://lazarusartisangoods.com/search?q=journal
Lazarus Artisan Goods

“Exists to empower local Hondurans and Haitians." They offer high quality leather journals and leather-bound Bibles, crafted with intention in Haiti.

Prices: $28 - $90


Here are more places to find ethically-made planners, journals and books making a difference in the world:


Pace & Pattern 

(Goal-Setting Planners)

Idlewood Planners

(Hand-painted and bound journals, notepads and planners.)

Marie Mae Company

(Ethically-made planners and notebooks that give back.)


(Ethically-made planners, notebooks and journals.)

"Good News About Inustice" by Gary A. Haugen

(This amazing book tells the story behind the International Justice Mission and both Biblical inspiration and practical guidelines for how you can get involved in the fight against modern slavery and injustice.)

"The One Factor" by Doug Sauder

(The subject of this very touching and inspiring book is foster care, but the message is how one person CAN make a difference, no matter who they are or where they are called.​)

"Hero for Humanity:A Biography of William Wilberforce" by Kevin Belmonte

(William Wilberforce is my hero and this biography does an incredible job of telling the story about how he helped bring slavery to an end in England and worked tirelessly to change the culture of his day.)

"Conscious Capitalism" by John Mackey

(An interesting read from the CEO and founder of Whole Foods Market on how business can be a force for good.)

"Start Something That Matters" by Blake Mycoskie

(A fun read from the founder of TOMS shoes on running a business that is built on giving back.)

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