Church Shopping Guide
Brands We Love
Below is our list of brands and shops included on this shopping guide along with why we love them and why we believe your church will love supporting them too.
139Made is a Christian apparel company that gives back to fight human trafficking. The name comes from Psalm 139.
Works in a small town in Haiti to provide much needed jobs and hope to their community. They are a subsidiary of Much Ministries.
They "use fashion and design to drive positive change in the world by providing artisans with dignified job opportunities and inspiring customers to live meaningful lives." The name comes from Proverbs 31 which "describes a diligent woman providing and caring for her family using her gifts and talents" and “bits” because their original jewelry was made out of "bits" of paper.
Amani Ya Juu means "peace from above." Originally started with a group of refugee women in Kenya, many women now are experiencing God's peace after the trauma of their pasts through Amani sewing centers in Kenya, Africa and Uganda.
Anchored in Hope's mission is "to empower Haitian artisans to provide for their families with dignity." Their desire is "to inspire hope for a better tomorrow through our reliance on the anchor that we have in Jesus Christ."
A fair trade shop supporting artisans around the world with a vision of "a world full of more fairness, altruism, love, beauty, art, and hope."
Askinosie Chocolate trades directly with cocoa farmers, building relationships and paying higher than fair trade prices for their quality beans. In addition to improving the lives of cocoa farmers in Tanzania and the Philippines, they have developed a sustainable program which provides school lunches for their children.
Azizi Life’s vision is "to participate in local initiatives for the development of Rwandan communities, working towards physical and spiritual wholeness for all."
"Bought Beautifully searches the globe to find ministries, organizations, artists, entrepreneurs and individuals who are living out God’s call to LOVE without judgement or discrimination."
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."
Started in the 1980's with a vision of "fairness to farmers and a closer connection between people and the farmers we all rely on." As one of the pioneers of the modern fair trade movement, they have had the opportunity to make a difference for many small-scale farmers and to help consumers think about the impact of their purchases.
Their mission is "giving hope to families in poverty and young women rescued from trafficking by providing sustainable livelihoods through income-generating projects." Every product they sell has a beautiful story behind it.
Designed For Joy is located in North Carolina and provides "a transitional work experience for women coming from trafficking, homelessness, time in prison, overcoming addiction or other vulnerable situations." Their goal is "for participants to leave DFJ with marketable skills and a solid job reference to succeed in the job market."
Elisha C. is on a mission to end poverty in Haiti "through job creation, education and empowerment."
An online fair trade store which allows you to: "Buy cool stuff. Help real people."
A fair trade shop "supporting artisans around the world."
"A faith-based, nonprofit organization that partners with indigenous Cambodian groups to prevent human trafficking and child exploitation by transforming communities."
“A non-profit ministry, which empowers Kenyan people with the love of Christ by training and selling their handcrafted products.”
"Grounds for Restoration was created by a group of local abolitionists to support victims of human trafficking and violent abuse." 100% of the profit from their coffee goes to support anti-trafficking and restoration efforts through organizations like International Justice Mission.
Their non-profit 1 Heart, 1 Mission joins "in partnership with orphanages, schools and various other ministries in Haiti." Hands of Haiti's goal is to keep children out of orphanages by creating jobs in Haiti so parents can afford to raise their own children.
Their vision is "providing the economic, educational, and spiritual resources necessary to empower remote communities to rise above poverty."
hope.market is a ministry of Mission of Hope and partners with artisans in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. They exist "to inspire and change the lives of people and communities in which we serve and do business by creating jobs and fostering training programs in an environment that promotes freedom in Jesus Christ."
"HUGG Mission Market creates a unique missional experience that invites shoppers to take part in fashion that fuels social change in under-resourced communities by purchasing products crafted in these communities." Profits are invested in their partner organization HandUp Global Ministries which equips young men who have aged out of orphanages in Haiti with "Jesus and jobs."
Imagine Goods partners "with vulnerable and marginalized people around the world to make products that, in many cases, give them the first fair wages they've ever received. "
"Jubilee Trading Company strives to make a positive impact by creating good jobs with fair wages for skilled artisans around the world." The name comes from Leviticus 25, where "God declares a year of Jubilee: a time of redemption and restoration, when slaves are to be set free, debts erased, and people were given a new start."
Julie is a friend of mine who is on a mission to help others learn how they too can make a difference in the world. She sells products from the Noonday Collection. The name Noonday is based on Psalm 37:6. Their fair trade jewelry and accessories are creating meaningful jobs around the world and also give back to support adoptions.
"Karama alleviates poverty by restoring dignity through creative, purposeful work for artisans, beginning in Africa...Karama is especially committed to marginalized artisans, including women, HIV+ individuals, the disabled and the extremely poor." They donate their profits to send African kids to Young Life Africa camps.
They believe “you’re never too young to change a life on the other side of the world.” The idea for kid knits came from a 9-year-old girl who wanted to make a difference for Rwandan women in poverty by selling their handmade yarn. Now their knit kits are impacting lives in Rwanda and Chile and allowing the kids who purchase them to learn about other cultures and how they can make a difference.
Their mission "is to craft beautiful coffee, create purposeful work, and cultivate flourishing communities." Check out their video on "Engaging Redemption."
A fair trade shop "on a mission to bring products from tropical lands where mangoes grow...to main street, USA." You can visit their shop in Annapolis, MD, or shop online to find their beautiful artisan-made goods, impacting 23 different countries.
"A market place designed to empower & market Haitian artisans in their work.” They are officially endorsed by the Apparent Project.
“Dedicated to empowering Mayan women in their quest to bring their families out of extreme poverty.”
"Mercy House exists to engage, empower and disciple women around the globe in Jesus’ name." They started a maternity home in Kenya which rescues girls and their babies from the slums and also provides jobs for their mothers.
Their mission is to "cultivate dignity and purpose so individuals can live better lives now and for eternity." They provide dignified jobs to artisans in Honduras and Haiti.
They handcraft their pottery in the USA and for every purchase they give back one week of clean of water to someone in need through their partnership with Water for Good.
Naupaka is an ethical Hawaiian boutique whose mission is "to glorify God in all that we do, to provide our clients with access to worldly goods made by empowered artisans and talented designers, and to create a warm, welcoming, family friendly space for everyone."
The story behind Papillon began when a young mother was in the process of adopting from Haiti and discovered most of the "orphans" in the orphanage had living parents who simply could not afford to feed them. So was born Papillon Enterprises, which focuses on "orphan prevention through job creation."
Partners for Just Trade began as an initiative of the Presbyterian Hunger Program and now is "a non-profit, faith-based organization that builds partnerships between producers living in extreme poverty and consumers in North America."
"Designed to help moms who care about the world make a difference in the lives of other moms." Persona Grata comes from the Latin "Person Welcome." They welcome refugee moms in North Carolina and come alongside them as they navigate a new culture and language.
Their "one-of-a-kind goods craft opportunity for women to thrive." Their beautiful baby products are handmade in Haiti.
They sell products handcrafted by widows from their partner churches in Africa.
The mission of Rahab's Rope is "to give hope and opportunity to women and girls that are at risk or have been forced into the commercial sex trade of India." They provide "a safe and loving environment that will enable them to grow and develop both physically and spiritually."
The Re:new Project is a faith-based, Christian, nonprofit organization that serves refugee women in the Chicago area. Their desire is "to provide a space for refugee women to thrive as they rebuild their hopes and dreams in the United States."
Rethreaded's mission "is to renew hope, reignite dreams and release potential for survivors of human trafficking locally and globally through business. Rethreaded provides a second chance at life through employment for survivors of human trafficking in Jacksonville, Florida."