Beza Threads works to rescue and provide a new life for boys and girls in slavery in Ethiopia.  Buy their beautiful handmade scarves and "one child is freed from slavery for every 240 scarves sold."

Hands Producing Hope works in Rwanda and Costa Rica with a mission of "providing the economic, educational, and spiritual resources necessary to empower remote communities to rise above poverty."  They offer beautiful jewelry and baskets for Mother's Day gifts.

Destiny Rescue is "an internationally-recognized Christian non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing children trapped in the sex trade."  They offer gorgeous jewelry handmade by rescued girls.  They also offer gift certificates, so she can pick which piece she likes :)

Three Cords Haiti  vision is "to bring life transformation through an artisan business that focuses on employing Haitians with disabilities, as well as at-risk women." They sell beautiful totes which make great Mother's Day gifts through ViBella Jewelry (Note: Just search for "tote").  My mom loved the Three Cords tote I bought her!

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Education and More, "a Christian nonprofit organization, strives to reduce poverty in Guatemala by providing educational opportunities for students of all ages and by helping those we serve earn a fair income."  They sell gorgeous handwoven Fouta Turkish towels and hair wraps which would make a unique Mother's Day gift.

Persona Grata Goods is "designed to help moms who care about the world make a difference in the lives of other moms!"  They offer beautiful Mother's Day gift sets, made by refugee moms resettled in the U.S. 

Cross Trade is "built on the belief that giving job opportunities is the best way to provide HOPE for people in need."  They sellbeautiful terra cotta pottery bowls and dishes and "every purchase supports a family in Brazil who are struggling to emerge from poverty!"

Pal Craftaid is "a volunteer, non-profit ministry of compassion, hope, and healing for Palestinians." They sell embroidered shawls, purses and wall hangings, and mother-of-pearl jewelry from the Holy Land.

Gifts with a Cause has a passion "to provide sustainable income to artisans in developing countries."  They offer handmade Mother's Day gifts, including beautiful scarves, jewelry and purses.  Each gift comes with the artisan's picture and story.

Three Avocados sells "World Changing Coffee"and net proceeds are donated to provide clean drinking water to those in need around the world.  They offer cool coffee gift boxes, pink coffee tumblers and gift cards.

Azerbaijani Socks helps rural Azerbaijani women “earn much needed additional income and provides deeper purpose and hope in their lives.” They sell gorgeous hand-knitted slipper socks women. My mom loves hers so much they go everywhere in her purse with her!! (Sizes 6.5 - 11)

Below are links to ethical ladies gifts for Mother's Day and year round.  Purchase a meaningful, handmade gift for your mother which will create a dignified job for another mother; allowing her to feed, clothe and send her children to school!

Woven Grace sells beautiful fabric greeting cardsmade by artisans in Haiti, which are perfect for Mother's Day or birthdays.  (My mother wanted to frame hers :)  Your purchase helps women and teenagers in Northern Haiti to feed and clothe their families. Each card comes with a touching story.  (To find their cards in retail locations, click here.)

PROJECT LYDIA works in Uganda to help "local widows and abandoned women overcome adversity and thrive in every area of their lives."  They offer bath and beauty gift baskets.  (To also look for their products in a retail location near you, click here.)

Trove has a mission "to rewrite the story of fast fashion."  They make their women's clothing by custom order, eliminating fashion waste, and creating meaningful jobs.  Buy a Trove gift card as a gift so she can pick her own style, colors and size (0 - 20 and XS -XXL)

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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 gifts for women, including pressed flower gift bags and cards, hand-stitched bookmarks, jewelry, and accessories.  They also offer gift certificates.

Starfish Project "restores hope to women escaping human trafficking and exploitation in Asia."  These same women "create beautiful jewelry and become managers, accountants, graphic designers, and photographers."  Give a gift of their incredible jewelry and help bring hope and a new life to these women!  They also offer gift cards.

Elegantees "mission statement is to provide hope to survivors of sex trafficking in Nepal. A positive source of income that reinforces independence, a healthy self-image, and confidence restores lives one elegant tee at a time." They sell truly elegant women's tops and clothing.  They also have matching mother/toddler girl dresses and they offer gift cards.

Market Haiti is " a market place designed to empower & market Haitian artisans in their work". They sell beautiful earrings and other jewelry, perfect for a Mother's Day gift.

WorldCraftsSM "develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world."  They offer a large selection of gifts for women, including accessories, jewelry, purses, kitchen items and home decor.

Ten Thousand Villages, "the original fair trader," started in 1946. They offer a variety of unique Gifts for Her, including mugs, jewelry, vases, scarves, candles and more, as well as gift cards.  (To also find their products in retail locations in your area, click here.)

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 selection of unique gifts for women.

MudLOVE  sells beautiful pottery, handcrafted in Indiana.  Every product you purchase provides one week of clean water to someone in need in Central African Republic through their nonprofit partner, Water for Good.  They offer Custom Mugs, perfect to personalize as a gift and also custom necklaces and bracelets!!

(My mother-in-law loved the custom mug we bought her for Mother's Day!)

Eden Ministry has helped rescue over 500 women who were trapped in sex slavery.  "Every young women who comes to Eden begins a process of reclamation and restoration."  Part of the beauty of that restoration shines through in the incredible jewelry they make and sell!

Azizi Life's vision is: "to participate in local initiatives for the development of Rwandan communities working towards physical and spiritual wholeness for all." They sell gorgeous handwoven bowls which would make a nice Mother's Day gift.

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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 offer awesome Mother's Day gift bundles and Mother's Day cards.  They also offer books on raising children to be world changers, perfect for moms with young children!

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 sell beautiful handmade cards and gifts for Mother's Day, including Mother-Daughter gift sets.

Land of a Thousand Hills "brings life-changing work to communities in Rwanda." They sell single-origin gourmet coffees of all different types and flavors.  They also offer coffee-themed t-shirts for the avid coffee drinker.

Amma's Umma is "an ethical boutique that gives back to adoptions."  They offer beautiful baskets, special tea towels and gift Bibles for moms and also Mother's Day cards.

The White Rainbow Project is a "Christian Humanitarian Organization empowering the women of India with a focus on deconstructing the stigma of widowhood by teaching sustainable skills."  They sell beautiful bracelets made by widows in India.

A Sister’s Heart is "a socially minded business that uses art and design to provide economic and educational development for young Honduran women who have chosen to change the course of their lives."  They offer a beautiful selection of jewelry and fancy note card sets on Etsy.

PURPOSE Jewelry "is beautifully crafted by young women rescued from human trafficking."  Check out their amazing jewelry collection or give a Purpose Jewelry gift card.

31 Bits sells jewelry handmade by women rising out of poverty in Uganda and Indonesia.  ("The '31' comes from Proverbs 31, where it describes a diligent woman providing and caring for her family.  The 'bits' comes from what the beads are made out of…bits of paper!")  They offer beautiful jewelry for Mother's Day or any occasion, and they also offer gift cards.

Elisha C. has a mission "to end poverty through job creation, education and empowerment" and to "put Haiti in the hands of the Haitians."   They sell gorgeous, hand-painted watercolor scarves and kimonos and body care products, which would make awesome gifts..

Serrv is "a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty."  They sell ethically made, high quality gifts for Mother's Day, including dishware, jewelry, gardening, purses, gift baskets and more.  They also offer gift cards.

Freedom’s Promise is "a faith-based, nonprofit organization that partners with indigenous Cambodian groups to prevent human trafficking and child exploitation by transforming communities."  They sell handwoven silk pashminas which make beautiful gifts.

The Mission Lazarus social enterprise "program exists to empower local Hondurans and Haitians."  They offer a beautiful selection of Mother's Day gifts, including totes, coffee, mugs and gift sets for mom.

Mountain Maid partners with "local church members to produce products that provide a sustainable income."  They offer beautiful gifts for women made out of horn or carved wood, as well as authentic Haitian coffee and vanilla.

Amani ya Juu "means 'Peace from Above'. "  They are a "social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women." They sell beautifully made, high quality Mother's Day gifts, including Mother's Day Cards, jewelry for moms, kitchen accessories, coin purses and more.  (My mom loved the gifts I bought her from Amani :)

Askinosie Chocolate "practices Direct Trade with their cocoa farmer partners, building relationships and paying higher than fair trade prices for their quality beans."  They offer high quality chocolate gifts perfect for the chocoholic.  (To also look for their chocolate in a retail location near you, click here.)

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 Haitian metal wall art, perfect for gifts.

Sela Designs donates 100% of profits to charities believing that "together we can make a difference, one piece of jewelry at a time."  Shop their beautiful ethically-made jewelry here.

Re:new "provides employment and community for refugee women who have resettled in the USA."  They offer amazing purses and totes which make great gifts for women.  They also offer online gift cards.

Landmine Design products are handmade by women in an area of Cambodia where they would otherwise be at high risk for human trafficking.  They offer gorgeous jewelry and kimonos for women.

BELJOY "was born out of a vision to give the people of Haiti opportunities to earn money through honest and dignified work."  They sell beautiful "Mommy & Me" bracelet sets for mothers and daughters.

Vi Bella Jewelry provides employment in Haiti and their mission "is centered on providing a path out of poverty for our artisans."  They offer a gorgeous collection of jewelry and they also offer gift certificates.