U.S. Ethical Shopping Guide

Work & Office Supplies

Whether your are shopping for your home office, work or for co-worker gifts, below you can find fair trade office supplies and office supplies that give back to make a difference around the world.

(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.)

Ten Thousand Villages elephant block calendar for desk top. Fair trade. https://www.tenthousandvillages.com/stationery
Ten Thousand Villages

"The original fair trader," started in 1946. They sell awesome fair trade office supplies and decor, including clipboards, journal inserts, book ends, device stands, clocks and calendars. (To find their products in a retail store near you, click here.)

Prices: $6 - $50

Mercy House Global tassel paper clips. Fair trade. https://mercy-house.myshopify.com/collections/teacher-appreciation
Mercy House

"A global marketplace and the beautiful products in this shop are made by women empowered by Mercy House Global." They sell fair trade office gifts, including decorative paper clips, and door stoppers.

Prices: $8 - $28

Three Avocados coffee tumblers. Gives back to provide clean drinking water. https://www.threeavocados.org/collections/coffee-tumblers-mugs
Three Avocados

100% of proceeds of their "World Changing Coffee" are donated to provide clean drinking water to those in need around the world. They offer unique coffee tumblers, which give back, perfect for taking along to the office or to give to a co-worker.

Prices: $20

Give a Damn Goods sustainable water bottle. https://giveadamngoods.com/collections/shop-sustainable-activewear-accessories
Give a Damn Goods

“Focuses on affordable goods that make a difference.” They offer sustainable water bottles, made from 100% sugar cane, which are free from toxins and dishwasher safe.

Price: $35

2nd Story Goods ethically-made leather porfolio https://www.2ndstorygoods.com/collections/leather
2nd Story Goods

Works in a small town in Haiti to provide much needed jobs and hope to their community. They sell ethically-made leather portfolios, messenger bags, journals and more.

Prices: $10 - $225

Goex custom printing. Fair trade custom printed t-shirts. https://goexapparel.com/
Goex

Devotes all profits to care for orphaned and vulnerable children with the The Global Orphan Project. They offer fair trade custom printed t-shirts. which would be perfect for an office event or promotion.

Price: Varies

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Journals

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School Supplies

For ethically-made school supplies for kids, check out our page:

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Travel

If you travel for work, check out our guide:

World Changing Travel Gear

Serrv bicycle bookends. Fair trade decor. https://www.serrv.org/category/shelf-decor
Serrv

"A nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty." They offer high quality fair trade office accent pieces and bookends as well as ethical business gifts that give back for clients and co-workers.

Prices: $8 - $240

Mayan Hands notebook portfolio. Fair trade and handmade in Guatemala. https://www.mayanhands.org/collections/small-accessories
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, water bottle carriers, key fobs and more, for the office.

Price: $10 - $30

Gifts With a Cause Notepaper Box. Fair Trade. https://www.giftswithacause.com/searchresults.asp?Search=paper
Gifts With a Cause

Their mission is "to provide sustainable income to artisans in developing countries."  They offer beautiful fair trade note boxes made out of upcycled cotton paper.  Each item comes with the artisan's picture and story.

Prices: $16

Freedom's Promise lunch bags. Fair trade and eco-friendly. https://www.freedomspromise.org/product/lunch-bag/
Freedom's Promise

"A faith-based, nonprofit organization that partners with indigenous Cambodian groups to prevent human trafficking and child exploitation by transforming communities." They sell durable, fair trade and eco-friendly lunch bags "uniquely handcrafted from recycled rice bags."

Prices: $12

Partners for Just Trade Conference Tote. Fair trade. https://www.partnersforjusttrade.org/shop/bags-accessories/conference-bags-accessories/
Partners for Just Trade

“Building global partnerships through a just marketplace.”  Their fair trade conference bags and accessories are also great for every day at the office.

Prices: $2 - $25

Haiti Design Co leather portfolio case. Ethically-made in Haiti. http://haitidesignco.org/shop?category=Men%27s
Haiti Design Co.

Works in Haiti to develop "craftsmen and leaders that are able to use their skills to provide for their families." They offer ethically-made leather portfolio case.

Price: $96

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College Students

To find school supplies for college students, check out our

 

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Stationary

If you are in search of stationary or greeting cards​ that give back, check out our guide to

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Still Looking?

If you still have not found what you are looking for, keep scrolling down for​ links to yet more brands offering ethically-made office supplies.

The Village Country Store Tablet Stand. Fair trade and hand carved. https://www.thevillagecountrystore.com/search?type=product&q=tablet*+stand*
The Village Country Store

Fair trade and fairly traded gifts from around the globe. They sell beautifully hand carved, fair trade tablet/book stands perfect for the desktop.

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

Price: $50 - $90

Shop With a Mission Sticky Note Holders. Fair trade. https://shopwithamission.com/collections/office-school-supplies
Shop With a Mission

On a mission “to equip and assist people in developing countries to break the cycle of poverty through their handiwork & creativity." Their amazing fair trade office supplies include sticky note holders, woven notebooks, business card holders, letter openers and more.

Prices: $3- $18

MudLOVE custom tumbler. Made in USA and gives back to provide clean water in the Central African Repubic https://www.mudlove.com/products/custom-tumbler?variant=12152308236414
MudLOVE

Handcrafts beautiful pottery in Indiana.  Each purchase provides one week of clean water to someone in need through Water for Good.  Their custom tumblers  make great pencil holders for your desk. (I gave one to my lawyer friend and she loved it!)

Price: $26

WorldCrafts cord keeper. Fair trade.. https://www.worldcrafts.org/home-decor/accent-pieces
WorldCrafts

WorldCrafts "develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world." They sell fair trade cord keepers and beautiful book ends and frames for decorating your desk top.

Prices: $8 - $50

Azizi Life hand caved zebra bookends.  Fair trade and handmade in Rwanda. https://azizilife.com/products/#home
Azizi Life

“Partners with rural Rwandans to bring fair trade beauty to your life and theirs.” They offer beautiful fair trade carved book ends and organizing trays and baskets.

Prices: $27 - $70

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Teachers

For ethically-made teacher classroom supplies, check out our:

Teacher Shopping Guide

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Electronic Accessories

For ethically-made electronic accessories, sleeves and bags for hauling your electronics to the office, go to:

Ethical Electronic Accessories

Ethically-made Lunch Boxes and Water Bottles. Shopping Guide from Change the World by How You Shop
Lunches

For more lunch boxes and water bottles to take along to work go to:

Ethical Lunch Boxes and Water Bottles

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STILL LOOKING?

​For more places to find ethically-made office supplies, check out: 

Levenger​

(High-quality office goods made in ethical factories.)

Yoobi.

(Buy-one-give-one office and school supplies.)

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Beads

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Bedding

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Belts

Bible Covers

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Bird Houses

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Bookmarks

Books

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Candles

Cardigans

Cats

Cell Phone Holders

Chimes

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Christmas Decor

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Churches

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Coasters

Coffee

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College Students

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Custom Products

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Electronic Holders

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Essential Oils

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Fourth of July

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Napkins

Office Supplies

Organization

Outdoor

Pajamas

Pants

Passport Covers

Pastors

Planners

Planters

Plus-Sizes

Pot Holders

Pumpkins

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Puzzles

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Refugee-Made

Rugs

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School Supplies

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Shirts

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Shower Curtains

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Stationary

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Summer

Sweaters

Swimwear

Tablecloths

Table Runners

Tablet Sleeves

Tablet Stands

Tea

Tea Towels

Teacher Gifts

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Teenagers

Tees - Men

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Thanksgiving

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Tops

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Towels

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Unicorns

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Wedding

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