U.S. Ethical Shopping Guide

Musical Instruments

 

For the musician or just for fun, below are links to fair trade musical instruments from around the globe, as well as musical themed gifts and decorations that give back to the artisans who handcraft them.

(NOTES: This is a shopping guide so prices and availability can change without notice.  If you buy through some of these links, a small amount may come back to help support the mission of Change the World by How You Shop.)

“Building global partnerships through a just marketplace.”  They sell indigenous musical instruments from Peru, including maracas, ocarinas, panpipes, whistles and spin drums.  (To also find their products in a retail store near you, click here.)

Prices: $6 - $24

Partners for Just Trade
Partners for Just Trade panpipes.  Fair trade and handmade in Peru. https://www.partnersforjusttrade.org/shop/peruvian-musical-instruments/

“Partners with rural Rwandans to bring fair trade beauty to your life and theirs.” They offer fair trade musical gourd shakers.

Prices: $15

Azizi Life
Azizi Life fair trade musical gourd shakers from Rwanda. https://azizilife.com/products/musical-shaker/

Provides a "hand up" instead of a "hand out" to young men transitioning out of orphanages in Haiti. 

They offer guitar string earrings, perfect for the guitar player.​

Price: $18

HUGG Mission Market
HUGG Mission Market Guitar string earrins.

A fair trade gift shop.   They offer beautiful global fair trade musical instruments and decor including drums, shakers, ocarinas and music ornaments.

Prices: $5 - $80

The Village Country Store
The Village Country Store Bee Hive drum. Fair trade musical instruments. https://www.thevillagecountrystore.com/search?type=product&q=musical*

50% of their profits is given back to the country where their fair trade products are produced! They offer handcrafted musical ornaments.

Prices: $10

Vineworks
Vineworks Musical Note ornament. Handcrafted. https://www.vineworks.gives/products/metal-musical-notes

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"The original fair trader," started in 1946! They offer fair trade instruments, including flutes, thumb pianos (my son loves his!), and cymbals.  They also sell musical decor and jewelry. (To look for their products in a retail location near you, click here.)​

Prices: $12 - $30

Ten Thousand Villages
Ten Thousand Villages thumb piano.  Fair trade. https://www.tenthousandvillages.com/chimes-whistles-flutes

On a mission “to equip and assist people in developing countries to break the cycle of poverty through their handiwork and creativity." 

They sell fun fair trade tic tac pencil drums that also support the education of HIV/AIDS orphans in Kenya.​

Price: $3

Shop With a Mission
Shop With a Mission tic tac pencil drums. Fair trade and support the education of HIV/AIDS orphans in Kenya. https://shopwithamission.com/products/tic-tac-pencil-drum

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